Who we are
SeaTeam Offshore Limited (STO) is a privately held ship management and ship owning business incorporated in 2013. The company is essentially made up of 2 established indigenous Nigerian companies: West Coast Shipping Line Ltd (WCSL) and Workship Africa Ltd (WSA), that merged with the aim of becoming the preferred integrated Indigenous provider of offshore support vessels and subsea services in Nigeria with International standards. WCSL and WSA have been catering to the niche Nigerian and West African oil and gas industry for a combined illustrious 36 years. They have owned and managed a fleet range of product tankers, AHTS, Survey, Accommodation and DP2 dive supply vessels and its continued success has allowed for chartering operations all over West Africa and the Gulf of Mexico.
STO's core competence is in ship management on spot and long-termcharters for managed and owned vessels, which includes crewing and vessel maintenance. STO's mission is 'excellence in service to its customers'.We provide services not only to the large established oil companies, butalso to the smaller clientele who are looking to establish themselves in the Nigerian market. We are committed to providing the best possible service to all our clients and we do our utmost to be an attractive business partner and employer, and a good corporate citizen. We seek to continue to grow and become globally known as the largestowner and operator of support vessels servicing the expanding offshore industry in West Africa, and also allowing it to fulfill its local content obligations. The main focus of our expanding business is Nigeria, but we are already branching out to other West African markets like Liberia, Ghana and Angola, with whom we have strong ties.
Experience is very important in achieving efficient operations to International standards, just as close contacts with the industry are required to understand the needs and provide cost efficient solutions for clients. STO has at the apex of its decision-making process an Executive Supervisory Board composed of representatives of shareholders and including those with seasoned experience in the oil marine industry.
Earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Middlesex in 1997 and later a Postgraduate diploma in International Finance from the University of Westminster. In 2001, Lolu joined West Coast Shipping Line as Operations Manager then Managing Director responsible for overseeing the day-to-day marine operations of the Company.
Augustine is the CFO of Workships Africa Ltd since 2002. He graduated from Rivers State University of Science and Technology with a BSc Accountancy in 1997 and a MBA Accountancy in 2001. Augustine is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
Robert obtained a MBA in Energy & Sustainability from the University of Cumbria (UK) and a MSc in Economics from the University of Groningen (NL). Robert is the MD of Workships Africa in Nigeria since 2003. He joined the company after a career in the Oil & Gas engineering industry, working as a business development professional in the Middle East for years. Robert started his career as the Marketing and Research Manager at a Dutch Seaport Authority.
Graduated from the University of Sussex, with a degree in Economics in 2001 and his MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from CASS Business School, City University. He joined West Coast Shipping initially as the accounts officer then later became the Finance Director.
Previous MD of Fugro Survey Nigeria Limited, the largest Survey Company in West Africa and a subsidiary of Fugro NV, which is listed on the Euronext Stock exchange. Jason has worked in Nigeria for the last 15 years and has accumulated vast experience in doing business in these Frontier Regions. Jason has a LL.M from University of Wales and an Electronics Diploma through the South African Navy..
Anco Scholte ter Horst
Holds a BSc degree in Information Technology from the The Hague University and started his professional career in R&D. After this he took a position on the management team of one of the largest Internet Service Providers from The Netherlands, where he was responsible for all business sales activities. Starting 2003 he changed his career fully into the maritime offshore industry and has his focus mainly on business strategy, finance, business development and organizational structures.