Africa Oilfield Services/AOS Orwell Limited

Nigeria Others

Africa Oilfield Services is the parent company of AOS Orwell Limited (AOSO). AOSO provides a broad range of services ranging from drilling jars and tools rentals, fishing tool leasing and down-holes services, directional wireline services, machine shop and other related services to the oil majors and drilling contractors.

This investment was made under a previous strategy. We disclose information on all our current investments, but narrative information on our pre-2012 investments, when we introduced a new strategy, may be limited.

We are invested in Africa Oilfield Services/AOS Orwell Limited through Neoma Africa Fund, which is managed by Actis LLP. For further information on the fund, the fund manager, and the expected impact of the fund’s investment, click here.

Key facts


Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

Africa, West Africa

We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.

Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

Intermediated investment
Neoma Africa Fund
Fund Manager:
Actis LLP
Start date

For direct investments, this is the date CDC committed capital to the business or project.

For funds, this is the date that CDC committed capital to the fund.

For underlying fund investments, this is the date that the fund invested capital into the business.e

May 2011

This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.