FIRST Exploration and Petroleum Development Company Limited (FIRST E&P) is a leading independent Exploration and Production (E&P) company with maximum delivery capacity across the upstream oil and gas value chain, including drilling, well completion, well testing, and production operations.

Though established in 2011, the company officially commenced operations on July 1, 2012 initially focused on the acquisition, exploration, and appraisal of the assets it acquired.

FIRST E&P achieved first oil production from the Anyala field in OML 83 on October 21, 2020 and recorded its first export lifting on January 10, 2021. The company currently produces over 40,000 bbl/d and remains focused on growing its daily production to 60,000 bbl/d. The company has logged over 4-million-man hours with zero Lost Time Incident till date.

FIRST E&P aims to set up a shallow offshore-based midstream gas business that will be fully operational by 2025.

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