[QUOTE=salt’n steel;152479]Im going with the old adage that if its too good to be true it usually is. I would find out everything you can before signing on.[/QUOTE]
I too am highly skeptical about this offer and remember companies love to lie to you in order to take the job. If anyone here has never been given a line of pure bullshit pre showing up aboard I would love to hear from you. You would be a very rare person in our industry!
also remember that once you arrive in Nigeria you are captive to your bosses. No simply walking off and buying yourself a ticket home. You would be truly fucked in a fucking place where no one can hear your screams!
here’s what I found out on Wikipedia about them…they’re Chinese in case you didn’t know
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Addax Petroleum was created in 1994 and since August 2009 has been a subsidiary of the Sinopec Group, one of the largest oil and gas producers in China, the biggest oil refiner in Asia and the third largest worldwide. Addax Petroleum was founded in 1994 upon leading petroleum industry expertise and a deep-rooted understanding and respect for African cultures. Over the years, Addax Petroleum has evolved from a young pioneer into an established international oil and gas, exploration and production company focused on Africa, the Middle East and the North Sea.
Addax Petroleum was originally part of the Addax & Oryx Group of Companies (AOG) which was founded in 1987. In 1989 AOG embarked on an ambitious expansion programme with the aim of becoming a vertically integrated oil company focused on the African continent. This led to the creation of Addax Petroleum in 1994. Jean Claude Gandur was the company’s Chairman and CEO until the takeover by the Sinopec Group in August 2009.
1994: Addax Petroleum founded
1998: Company average production of 8,800 bopd
1999: First drilling campaign in OML 123, offshore Nigeria
2000: OML 123 Ebuguu Northeast discovery, offshore Nigeria
2001: OML 123 Adanga South discovery, offshore Nigeria
2002: Company average production of 40,000 bopd. Ngosso Concession Agreement signed, offshore Cameroon
2003: OML 123 Oron West & North discoveries, offshore Nigeria. OML 124 drilling campaign, onshore Nigeria
2005: Company average production of 75,000 bopd. First Oil in OPL90 (OML 126) Okwori field, offshore Nigeria. 3 PSCs signed in the Nigeria/São Tomé & Principe Joint Development Zone (JDZ). Farm-in Agreement signed on Taq Taq field, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)
2006: Listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Acquisition of Pan Ocean Energy's assets, onshore and offshore Gabon
2007: Company average production of 126,000 bopd. Addax Petroleum Foundation established. Listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE)
2008: PSC on Iroko licence signed, offshore Cameroon
2009: Acquisition of Addax Petroleum by the Sinopec Group. First exports of crude from Taq Taq field, Iraqi Kurdistan
2011: Company average production of 140,000 bopd. Acquisition of Royal Dutch Shell's upstream assets, offshore Cameroon. Sinopec-Addax Petroleum Foundation established
2012: Creation of Talisman-Sinopec Energy UK Ltd joint venture company. Acquisition of Total S.A.'s interest in OML 138, deep-offshore Nigeria. Opening of Houston office, USA
Continuous production growth
The Company’s average daily oil production for 2011 was 140,000 bbl/d. Year-to-date average daily oil production as of Q3 2012 was 167,000 bbl/d (this figure does not take the Talisman-Sinopec Energy UK nor the OML 138 production figures into account).
As part of its “Vision 500”, Addax Petroleum aims to reach an average daily production of 500,000 barrels of oil by 2015.
Addax Petroleum is currently the 2nd largest oil producer in Cameroon, the 4th largest in Gabon and the 5th largest in Nigeria.
The TTOPCO Joint Venture company (together with Genel Energy) is the largest oil producer in Iraqi Kurdistan, while the newly created Talisman-Sinopec Energy UK Ltd Joint Venture company (in which Addax Petroleum holds 49%) is the 4th largest UK oil producer (2011 figures) with an output of approximately 70,000 bopd.
Addax Petroleum has a high quality asset base consisting of a number of onshore and offshore exploration, development and producing fields in Nigeria, Gabon, Cameroon and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, as well as the UK North Sea’s Continental Shelf.
Addax Petroleum’s motto is “Each step makes a difference and difference is our strength”. The company motto reflects the fact that Addax Petroleum puts strong emphasis on cross-cultural management, as the company brings together employees from many different cultural backgrounds under Chinese management.
considering the possible horrors, unless you are broke and about to be thrown onto the street, I wouldn’t risk it