About Us

United Geophysical (Nigeria) Limited is Nigeria's oldest oil service company having began operations in the western Niger Delta in the early 1960’s and incorporated as a limited liability company in 1971. The company has over 50 years of continuous operations specialising in land and swamp 2D, 3D and 4D seismic data acquisition and has conducted seismic surveys for all the major oil companies operating in Nigeria.

We are proud of our long standing traditions of technical excellence and the continual development and training of our technical and operational staff to meet the challenges of modern exploration methods. UGNL trained staff have always been in great demand and today you can find ex-UGNL trained professional staff in senior positions in Government, all major Oil Companies and throughout the industry.

We continue with these long standing traditions of excellence and we will continue to work towards making a positive contribution to both the economy of Nigeria and to all whom we do business with.

Today, the company employs more than 100 experienced and qualified professional and technical staff in geophysics, topographical sciences, computer and electrical/electronic engineering, safety, medical, finance and administration. The skills and qualifications of these staffs are constantly under review not only to ensure that we keep well abreast of technical developments in the industry but also to respect and work with the changing needs and aspirations of Nigeria and the host communities in which we operate.

The Management and Staff of United Geophysical (Nigeria) Ltd continue to live up to and abide by long established traditions which go back over 50 years, and which demand that the affairs of the company are conducted to the highest ethical standards in corporate and business behaviour. We choose our business and legal advisor partners carefully and wisely to ensure we get the very best advice and guidance in complying with all statutory and legal requirements.

These include;

  1. Deloittes Corporate Services LTD  - Company Secretary and Corporate Advisors

  2. MBO Russell Bedford  International - Auditors and Public Accountants

  3. Professor Kasunmu Chambers - Legal Advisors

  4. Guaranty Trust Bank  of Nigeria - Bankers &  Financial Advisors

United Geophysical (Nigeria) Limited has its registered head office in Lagos Nigeria and representative offices in London, United Kingdom and Houston, United States of America. These offices provide operational and technical support, purchasing, administrative and marketing functions.