Out of Africa

Freedman, Michael
November 2006
Forbes Asia;11/27/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 20, p45
The article discusses the viability of the business of Wllbros Group as an oil and gas pipeline contractor in Nigeria. The company experienced problems when a militia group kidnapped and held hostage nine Willbros employees, an executive quit amid allegations of corruption and another has pleaded guilty to conspiracy involving bribery. The company won contracts to design and build oil and gas pipelines for companies such as Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell.


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