Forte upstream receives ISO certification for quality management

Oredola Adeola

Forte Upstream Services Ltd., Nigeria’s wholly-owned oilfield services company, has received the ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management system.

Mr. Doyin Ogun, the Managing Director, Forte Upstream, in a statement released on Monday said that the certification was a confirmation of the company’s effective quality management system, which had been tested by SON.

Recall that the 100 percent  shares of Forte Upstream Services Limited was sold by Nigerian Billionaire, Femi Otedola to Gbonka Oil and Gas Limited in 2019.

The forte MD however said the certificate was presented by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to the company on Thursday April 28, 2022 .

Ogun said: “The audit process looked at the people, policies that we have, and looked at the system that we use to drive them, and put them to test.

“The award was issued as a result of the conformity of the company’s Quality Management System (QMS) to the requirements of the standard ISO 9001:2015.

“The systems of Forte Upstream was subjected to rigorous certification assessment by auditors, after which the system was adjudged to have conformed to the requirements of the international standards.

“This certification was in accordance with the companies drive to improve processes, procedures, and quality delivery of services and products.

“This essentially factors in what and how in terms of our policy implementation in order to reach quality levels for our stakeholders, current customers, internal stakeholders, and ultimately our potential customers.

“What we believe is that when clients see the ISO certification, it means our system have gone through the right kind of tests.
“It gives us impetus to work with people that we would ordinarily have not been able to work with. It also gives us a better selection chance, when we go out there to look for partners.”

He added that the certification was now a standard for the company as it was imperative to keep to the level by ensuring adequate feedback system with its clients and other stakeholders.

The ISO 9001 is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a QMS.It is used to demonstrate the ability of companies to consistently provide products and services that meet customers and regulatory requirements.