The Changing Face Of Oil Business In Nigeria | Meet Jerry Uwangue, A Young Nigerian Oil & Gas Tycoon

When Jerry Uwangue started J&G Engineering in 2009, he was armed with history and several years of experience in the Engineering and oil and gas industry. But there were remarkable days of preparation and moments that saw him overcome challenges to achieving his dream.

Beginning from his days at Word of Faith Secondary School, Benin, his years at the Edo state University where he studied Business Administration and Project Management. He furthered his training in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Europe, Jerry Uwangue always had the desire to start a business in Nigeria.

Naturally, his exposure to the oil and gas industry made him pour his energy into that space. Before establishing J&G Engineering and Construction Services Limited in 2009, Uwangue had worked for Lee Engineering.

Jerry Uwangue – Chairman and Founder, J&G Engineering and Construction Services Limited

But things were not always rosy. Speaking on the challenges of doing business in Nigeria, he told Ola Babatunde, publisher of Pleasures Magazine that, “In Nigeria, starting your own business is not east at all, you are confronted with challenges. Financial challenge, getting to put the right team together to push your vision. Distractions will come, challenges will come but if you are focused right from the beginning and if it comes from your heart that you want to be this or that, including becoming an entrepreneur, you will achieve it.”

Jerry Uwangue with the Nigerian Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) and his wife Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo

Jerry Uwangue is the chairman and founder of J&G Engineering and Construction Services Limited, one of Nigeria’s largest privately-held conglomerates. J&G Engineering has interests in oil and gas trading,(upstream, downstream and midstream). Engineering, Procurement, Civil/Structural Works, Maintenance and Supply chain Infrastructure, Marine logistics, Haulage operations, Rehabilitation and Contract Management services in the oil and gas sectors.
Jerry is married to the beautiful Gina Ihonsen Ikpea-Uwangue and they are blessed with three kids.

Jerry with wife Gina Ihonsen Ikpea-Uwangue

Advising up and coming entrepreneurs, “Being an entrepreneur is not an easy journey, but it teaches you things you won’t learn as an employee. No matter what life throws at you, don’t give up in your dreams and passion. Consistency, honesty, transparency in all your dealings, hard work and dedication will take you to your dream land”.

“Being an entrepreneur is not an easy journey, but it teaches you things you won’t learn as an employee.” – Jerry Uwangue

Speaking further about the Company, J & G Engineering & Construction Services Limited

He said “Incorporated July 13 2009, J & G Engineering & Construction Services Limited is an indigenous Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Maintenance (EPCM) company, wholly owned by private Nigerians. The company is incorporated with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission and registered and licensed by relevant government agencies such as: Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigerian Petroleum Exchange (NipeX) amongst others.
With the drive to pursue our vision and achieve excellence, we have today become one of the most equipped oil and gas services provider with highly skilled and experiences manpower.

In 2015, we expanded our scope to include Fabrication $ Surface Coatings Support. Today J&G Engineering with the support of our technical partner, Wilton Group, a leading company achieving optimal performance in Subsea Hardware, Equipment, Decommissioning and Topsea Hardware. Respectively delivering specialist equipment such as Subsea Structures, Manifolds, Towheads & Mid-water Arch System, Onshore & Offshore Umbilical and Pipe Handling Equipment.

Jerry Uwangue with Bill Scott, President of Wilton Group of Companies UK. ( A partner of the J & G Engineering)

Decommissioning Heavy Lift and Transportation Frames and Topside equipment ranging from Modules, Deck Sub-assemblies, Flare Booms, Link Bridges, Helideck Structures, Module Extension Support Structures.
In our commitment to excellence and readiness to pursue both national and international aspirations, the company established a strategic Joint Venture (JV) Partnership with Wilton Group.

Jerry Uwangue with Engr Kama, the President of Vahn-tech Canada and a director of the company

To date, J&G Engineering and Wilton Group has executed major projects which has been delivered in accordance with clients’s specifications complying with global industry bst practices in terms of quality, safety within project delivery schedule; adding to our growing clientele of satisfied customers.
In the course of our excellent performance, established working and very cordial relationships with major companies in United States of America, Canada, Europe and China such as Emerson Process Management SRL, Italy, Frames Process Systems International BV, Netherlandss, Tiajin Dehua Group CO Ltd China, St. Louis Pipe & Supply Houston Texas. We are the Nigerian Representative to Vahn-Tech International Inc. Canada (Design and Manufacture of High Quality Valve Products).

Our major clients include NNPC and its subsidiaries, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Mobil Production Company, Seplat Petroleum Development Company,Total Nigeria PLC to mention but a few.

Our core areas of interest are Engineering, Procurement, Civil/Structural Works, Maintenance and Supply chain Infrastructure, Marine logistics, Haulage operations, Rehabilitation and Contract Management services in the oil and gas sectors of the Nigerian economy. Our in-depth knowledge of the Nigerian oil and gas sector and the business landscape of Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones, strategic and well structured distribution channels is our cutting edge. The efficiency of service and excellent quality of our services/products, guarantee that our customers and partners get the very best of service; in a highly competitive market, which rank us as one of the best in the industry.

At J & G Engineering, we are strongly poised for excellent service delivery, competitive price structure, whilst ensuring first-rate quality, swift responses and speedy completion of orders.
Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe our first responsibility is to our teeming customers across the nation. We are responsible to our employees, the men and women who work with us throughout the country. We respect their dignity and individual merits; encouraging them to flourish in an environment that encourages diversity and career growth. We are responsible to the communities in which we live and work and to the world as well. We must be good citizens, support good works and charities and bear our fair share of taxes. We shall work at protecting the environment and natural resources and also satisfy the yearning of our stockholders for sound profit.

Our Services includes:
Engineering Design
• Project Feasibility Studies & Report
• Basic Engineering Design
• Detailed Engineering Designs
Project Management
• Project /Contract Administration
• Project Support Services
• General Turn-around Maintenance
• Civil/Structural
• Mechanical Equipment
• Process & Instrumentation
• Pipeline Construction


• Debottlenecking of Vessels (Separators, Scrubbers, Slug Catchers)
• Heat Exchangers & Boilers
• Servicing/Calibration of valves
• Gas Generators & Pumps
Personnel Outsourcing
• Provision of Local Unskilled, Semi-skilled, Skilled & Administration Personnel
• Provision of Foreign Technical Personnel


• Foreign & Local Procurement Individual Consumables
• Machine Tools & Equipment
• Safety Materials
• General Logistics Support & Expediting
Ongoing projects
• Procurement, Fabrication and Installation of Ligament Manifold Skid at Okporhurhu
• Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication,, Installation and Commission of 5KVA solar unit to power CP system at Okporhurhu
• Procurement, Construction and Installation of Cellar Pit G rating Cover for Okporhurhu well head

  • Some Executed Projects in Pictures

To become a reference point in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector, with a global outlook, steadily offering greater opportunities to all our stakeholders.

To play the lead role in the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector through a well-struvtured and strategic channel that delivers competitive pricing an efficiency of service.

Contact us:
Lagos Office
Plot 10B, Osaro Isokpan Street,
off Theophilous- Oji Street,
off Fola Osibo, Lekki Phase Lagos,

Telephone: +234 (0) 819 159 6677
GSM: +234 (0) 703 685 8814

Corporate Email:

Warri Office
35, Airport Road, Effurun, Warri,
Delta State. Nigeria
Tel: +234 (0) 7058106931
D/L: +234 (0) 703 685 8814

United Kingdom Office
7 Brandforth Road, Crumpsall,
Manchester M8 0BH,
United Kingdom
Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 161 205 0920




















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