We Are WAO Marine & Drilling Services Limited

Being the best in our field means that we are committed to every project/operations. As an indigenous Oil, Gas and Marine Company with strong international partnerships, we deliver satisfactorily to every client, We are poised to make a difference.
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Professional Team

In WAO we are honest and we maintain strong moral principles that guide us throughout our operations

Certified Company

We have what it takes to deliver the best services for you and our staff are both dedicated and committed.

We Deliver Quality

WAO is made up of professionals in all the services we offer; we apply best practices to achieve success


In 1976, Chief Bayo Kuku C.O.N founded the Company known as West Africa Offshore Ltd. Popularly Called: WAO with registration RC: No. 17256.
The Company grew to the highest height of the Marine, Oil & Gas Industry in Nigeria, covering East &West African Regions in Association with SEACOR MARINE Inc. USA.. WAO Ltd in association with Seacor Marine Inc, one of the largest providers of Marine Transportation Services Companies, provided & supplied  all types of vessels with various modifications and specifications that allow the installation of items such as a heli-deck to almost all the Oil – Majors such Companies as shown below:




In 2014, due to the Niger Delta Crises, in Nigeria and the negative effect caused by the crises to the International and Indigenous Companies in Nigeria, WAO Ltd, was adversely affected by the exit of SEACOR Marine Inc, in Nigeria. That led to the winding up of WAO Ltd.

Nevertheless the long standing relationship and association with SEACOR Marine Inc, USA is still very much cordial and open to future business relationship.

We strongly believe that as our business environment becomes friendlier and acceptable to the International standard, SEACOR Marine Inc, a Company we have built trust and business relationship with will not hesitate to come back fully and start doing business with our new venture at the instance of our invitation. We still look forward to doing business with SEACOR MARINE Inc, USA, anytime, any day.

The history of the success of WAO, Old or New cannot be complete if SEACOR MARINE Inc. USA is not mentioned. We will always pay our due respect to SEACOR Marine Inc, USA as our mentor, and grand partner.


In 2015 October, Mr. Olufemi Kuku and Abiodum Kuku as Chairman and Managing Director respectively with some respectful Nigerians and professionals in the Maritime & Shipping Services sector of the Oil & Gas Industries of Nigeria, founded a new venture known as: WAO – MARINE & DRILLING SERVICES LTD. Mr. Femi Kuku – decided that our journey to excellence must continue on the track records laid by the parent Company WAO Ltd in the Marine, Oil & Gas Industry of Nigeria.

This new venture: WAO Marine & Drilling Services Ltd understands that it is Quality first, no matter how small or big the contract or project. She understands that clean business ethics, integrity and transparency is the key to building great business, thus our team is made up of men and women of integrity.

The management of WAO Marine does not offer what they have but what our clients or customers need and at the same time building our trust on the expertise of our technical partners worldwide.

WAO Marine is building with the best professionals of the Maritime & Offshore Managers and we are proud of those that are in our team already.


Mr. Sabastine Edward Okpara, joined as the Director Business Development with his vast experience and knowledge in the Marine, Oil & Gas Industry, having worked for former WAO Ltd for 16 years where he started his Shipping Industry career, and is still in the business till date. A season Administrator, that is also prudent to the core administratively. A business associate to many International and Indigenous companies in Overseas and Nigeria. A member of the Institute of Directors, London.


We are pleased to propose our various Vessels, Dredgers and Equipments with current modification and specification, capable of satisfying all technical, operational requirements for: Route surveying, Rig Moves, Rig Moving Services Operations, towing etc to all the Oil Majors, governmental agencies and accredited individuals in or outside Nigerian territorial Waters.

With our excellent support, infrastructures, ware-housing, workshop facilities, Dry docking facilities from all our Indigenous & International technical partners, in USA, United Kingdom, Singapore, India, Middle East, Africa, West Africa and Nigeria, especially at Onne Port, Rivers State and Calabar Jetty, Cross River State of Nigeria respectively, We are here to SERVE YOU and your satisfaction is our concern.


Our dedicated personnel, Administrative, technical and safety team, with our proven track records and history of operating in Nigeria, we are confident of our ability to provide all the Oil – Major Companies with top quality Services to serve you.

WAO Marine & Drilling Services Ltd, Nigeria is a 100% wholly owned Nigeria Company proving to be a leading provider of the Offshore support Services to clients in Nigeria through its partnership with the following International Companies.

  • Sealink International BHD
  • Master Shipyard Private Limited.
  • Mercers Offshore Ltd.
  • Wherry Marine.
  • Alphatech 1 Pte Ltd.
  • Total Instrument & Electrical Services, Inc. USA.

SEALINK INTERNATIONAL BHD currently has a range of new build projects, and currently has over 20 vessels on the order book, ranging from lift boats to high speed (40 units) DP2, workboats capable of carrying 150-200 passengers in executive class seating and boasting a large deck area.

WAO Marine & Drilling Services Ltd would be pleased to provide you with more details on those new builds and our current programme at any time subject to your convenience.

Should you require any further information regarding this or any part of WAO Marine & Drilling Services Ltd policy , proposals or programme, that will help us to serve you better please do not hesitate to contact us at our Office at your earliest possible convenient.

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As the Managing Directors, he has successfully led the Company WAO Marine & Drilling Services Ltd through its restructuring and foundational stage. His leadership has been instrumental in the Company being able to acquire pioneering projects on a global scale. An Oil and Gas industry expert; gentle but very active and result oriented. He started […]


Director Business Development & General Manager: He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Abia State University, Uturu He joined the Marine Industry in 1992 at Port Harcourt, working for WAO Ltd, as a pioneer Staff,who manages over 500 workers offshore and Shore. Apart from leading several Management activities or position he has conceived […]


Director Business Development & General Manager:
LL. B (HONS) B.L COMAS Akuneho & Co. Barristers, Solicitors & Corporate Consultants. PEACE ENVOY WITH THE NATIONAL PEACE FORUM. NATIONAL LEGAL ADVISER, NIGER DELTA YOUTH MOVEMENT (NOYM) # 1 BABBE STREET, D / DINE PORT HARCOURT. NIGERIA FOR: ALL LEGAL MATTERS. Barrister Cosmas has been our Lawyer and Legal adviser since 1997. He has […]