Our Story

Atlas Petroleum International and Oranto Petroleum represent Nigeria’s largest privately-held, Africa-focused exploration and production group. Our extensive footprint across the African continent includes 21 oil and gas licenses in 10 jurisdictions, including producing assets in Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea and numerous Atlas/Oranto-operated blocks.

Operating as sister companies in the West Africa region since 1991, Atlas and Oranto now operate in nine countries and 10 jurisdictions throughout Africa, with regional offices and representatives in all our core investment locations. Our technical base is strategically located in Lagos, Nigeria, and our corporate headquarters is in Abuja, giving us direct access to African policy-makers in this regional political hub.

Our management team comprises a group of African petroleum industry specialists with a wealth of expertise and career-long international exposure. The strong indigenous character of this group provides a unique insight into the concerns and differing challenges of each of our host nations. We create a collaborative and forward-looking investment strategy tailored to deliver value for our partners and host countries, in order that their often nascent oil and gas sectors may have an immediate and positive impact for their citizens.

Atlas Petroleum International and Oranto Petroleum are privately held, with a common share ownership, and are registered in Nigeria. Stock in the companies is held by the Eze family, whose members are actively involved in day-to-day operations. Atlas and Oranto place great emphasis on exceeding corporate governance best practices and complying with international health, safety and environment regulations. This ensures that our partners and host nation administrations have absolute confidence in our ethical commercial practices.