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Shell wins 2016 NOGIG, NNPC retains soccer gold


Shell CupShell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria at the weekend won the 2016 Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Games, beating their rivals, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, to the second place.

However, Team NNPC redeemed its image with a 3-0 whitewash of Shell in the final match of the football event played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere on Saturday.

It was the second year NNPC won the soccer gold medal. Earlier, Team NLNG had recorded a 6-5 victory over Team Total to win the third place match after a nail-biting penalty shoot-out.

After one week of pulsating competition, Team Shell garnered a total of 14 gold, 14 silver and 9 bronze medals to cart home the overall winner’s trophy of NOGIG 2016.
Coming a close second was NNPC whose massive medal haul resulted in 13 gold, 15 silver and 18 bronze medals.

Chevron placed a distant 3rd in the log with 5 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze, while ExxonMobil with 5 gold, 2 silver and 7 bronze placed 4th.

In the 5th position was Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas with 4 gold, 4 silver and 8 bronze medals, while Department of Petroleum Resources with 3 gold and 2 bronze medals placed 6th. Total with 1 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze was 7th.

Petroleum Training Institute with 1 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze were 8 while Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board took the rear with 2 silver and 3 bronze medals.

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