Emeka Okwuosa

Group Chief Executive Officer

Chigozie Obi


Emeka Ottih

Acting Group Head, Company Secretary & Legal

Cheta Okwuosa

Group Head, Operations Supports Services

Richie Nwobike

Acting Group Head, Commercial & Business Development


Emeka Okwuosa is a seasoned engineer, administrator, entrepreneur and a visionary with over 35 years of experience in the following areas: maintenance and operations, teaching, wireline logging and interpretation, seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation, pipeline engineering, procurement and construction (EPCIC), project management, drilling and drilling services. Some of these activities span Europe, North Africa, West Africa, Gulf of Guinea/Central Africa and Indonesia.

Emeka worked in various capacities for Schlumberger in positions that spanned Field Engineer to Technical Manager in the following parts of the World; Europe (Pau, France, Scotland), North Africa (Libya), West Africa (Mauritania, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana), Gulf of Guinea/Central Africa (Nigeria, Benin Republic, Cameroun, Gabon, Congo and Angola) and Indonesia.

Emeka is passionate about development of human capacity in high technology areas of Oil and Gas Industry. This is being achieved via various schemes that have been instituted through the companies that he has founded and runs.

Together with other key practitioners in the Oil and Gas Engineering, Exploration and Production sectors, Emeka was instrumental to the enactment of Oil and Gas Local Content Law three years ago. This Law has helped to institutionalize the development of sustainable local capacity in the Oil & Gas industry.

Emeka is the founder, Group Chief Executive Officer of the following companies:

OILSERV LIMITED: Pipeline/Facilities EPC & Maintenance Company (has wide ranging activities in the Niger Delta and across Nigeria; a major player in actualization of the Gas Master Plan in Nigeria – domestic gas distribution plan). OILSERV is ISO 9001:2008 certified. OILSERV LIMITED currently operates in other African countries, viz: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Benin Republic and Togo.

FRAZIMEX ENGINEERING LIMITED: An Engineering design company (front end and detail engineering). Activities cover Pipelines, Facilities, Civil Engineering works, Instruments, Electrical, etc.

FRAZOIL EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION (E & P) LIMITED: An exploration and production Company (E&P) and owner/operator of Block 3 Offshore Republic of Benin.

FRAZPOWER LIMITED: : This is a Gas Development Company (Gas-To-Power).The strategic vision is to deliver at least 10 TCF of gas reserves in the next 10 years leveraging sources at varying levels of go-to-market readiness.

EKCEL FARMS LIMITED: This is an innovative industrial agricultural project, incorporating cassava and tomato farming with full industrial processing facilities. Farmland covers a total of 5,000 hectares (2,700 hectares are already allocated). The project is estimated to cost about $150m (One Hundred and Fifty Million Dollars), excluding land cost in the first phase. It will generate employment for over two thousand (2000) persons. The MOU between Anambra state Government and Ekcel Farms Limited was duly signed on 29th September, 2014 at Awka. Ekcel Farms Limited has affiliation with technical partners in Europe and Canada and has developed a blueprint that will aid massive Agricultural development, create employment and reduce poverty.

CROWN ENERGY RESOURCES LTD: The Company is a solids mineral extraction company. It is executing a Quarry project at Old Netim, Akamkpa Calabar, Cross River state of Nigeria. The company will promote quality production output, build the Local capacity and consolidate on Oilserv group overall investment strategy initiatives.

Emeka is a 1982 graduate of Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of IFE, ILE-IFE, Nigeria.

Emeka, a COREN (Council for the Regulation of Engineering) registered engineer, is a member of the following Professional bodies;

  • Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)
  • Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN)
  • Pipeline Professionals Association of Nigeria (PLAN)
  • Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Nigerian Gas Association (NGA)
  • Institute of Directors (IoD)

Emeka has received several awards in the course of practice of Oil and Gas EPCIC services all over the World, amongst others are;

  • OTC/PETAN (Offshore Technology Conference/Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria) Awards of Excellence in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 (Houston Texas, USA)
  • US Africa International Oil & Gas Leadership Award, Best of Africa - 2013
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) - 2015
  • Award of Excellence by the Nanotechnology Research Group of the Physics Department, University of Nigeria Nsukka in 2014 and 2016
  • Nigeria Advancement Award for Creativity and Enterprise - 2016
  • International Socrates Award (UK) - 2016
  • Award of Excellence by Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) - 2016
  • PETAN Corporate Social Responsibility Award - 2016
  • PETAN Capacity Development Award - 2016
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree Award (Hon.D.Eng) by the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) - 2016
  • Industrialist of the Year Award - 2016
  • Agro Entrepreneur of the Year Award - 2016
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree Award (Hon.DBA) by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) - 2017
  • Award of excellence in Engineering by the Association of Anambra State Development Union - 2017
  • Award of excellence in Engineering by the Nigerian Institution of Highway & Transportation Engineers – 2017
  • Award of Excellence by Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) 2016
  • Oil & Gas organization of the year award by African Entrepreneurs Foundation - 2017
  • National Productivity Order of Merit Award (NPOM) By his Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria - 2017

Emeka is the founder of Sir. Chukwuemeka Okwuosa Foundation, which among many contributions in education, road, erosion control, water, electricity infrastructure provision, etc, is building a N1 billion medical facility at Oraifite, Anambra State (Dame Nneka Okwuosa Medical Centre). He is a Knight of St. Christopher (KSC) of the Anglican Communion. He is married with three (3) children.

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He is a Honours graduate of the University of Benin in Edo State, where he obtained his Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering( B.Eng.). Upon his graduation, he has acquired over Eleven (11) years experience in Oil and Gas Industry Operations in various fields.

Currently, he is the General Manager - Progects of Oilserv Limited. He has participated in various professional seminars and workshops and he is a member of; Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

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Emeka obtained a Bachelor Degree in Law and thereafter attended the Nigerian Law School in the year 1999 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in January 2001.

Emeka commenced active legal practice in the Port Harcourt based Oil and Gas Law firm of Dr. T. C. Osanakpo & Co as an Associate Legal Counsel, gaining experience in litigation and corporate legal practice.

Emeka thereafter joined the Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) in the year 2005 first as a Tenders Board Secretary and later as a Contract Specialist supporting various functions and Projects within SNEPCo, notably, the Bonga FPSO at closeout stage.

Emeka joined WorleyParsons/DeltaAfrik in the year 2009 primarily to support ExxonMobil’s US$2billion plus Major Integrity Programs(MIPS) as a Senior Contract Lead with focus on major Offshore / Onshore Pipeline and related Facilities Projects working out of both WorleyParsons/DeltaAfrik and ExxonMobil Project offices.

Emeka has a vast on the Job training and formal international training in managing major and high risk projects from Contract Management and Legal perspective with focus on ensuring project objective are achieved with minimal impact to all parties.

Emeka joined Oilserv in the year 2011 and have supported various Projects and functions within the Oilserv Group over the years.

Emeka is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, an affiliate of International Association for Contracts and Commercial Managers (IACCM) USA.

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Meet our Group Head, Operations Support Services, Cheta Okwuosa.

Cheta Okwuosa attended the Federal University of Technology (FUTO) in Owerri, Imo State where he bagged the Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering (B.Eng) in 2001.

Cheta is an Engineer with Project Management experience and achievements driven essentially by the need to provide innovative solutions in Projects that ultimately assures sustainability and maintenance of business competitive EDGE. He is also a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP).

He started his career in 2002/2003 with Oilserv Limited soon after his National Youth Service in Nigeria as QA/QC Engineer and later rose to the position of Project Engineer in 2003 and Lead Project Engineer between January 2005 and January 2006 respectively.

Between February 2006 and July 2006 Cheta was made the Acting Project Manager of Oilserv Limited

As a result of his hard work and dedication towards projects delivery, in August 2006 Cheta was promoted to the position of Project Manager. As project Manager, Cheta was involved in the successful delivery of the following projects namely:

  • Pipelines & Facilities Repair/Rehabilitation Services for: SPDC, NAOC and NLNG
  • National Independent Power Projects Lot 1 and LOT 2 respectively
  • UNICEM Gas Pipeline for EHGC
  • Oron Gas Pipeline Project for SEVEN ENERGY.

Currently, he is the Group Head operations Support for Oilserv group of companies. Cheta is a member of the following bodies:

  • Corporate Member of Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE)
  • Pipeline Professional Association of Nigeria (PLAN)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • The Maintenance Institute (TMI)
  • Society For Maintenance And Reliability Professionals (SMRP)

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Richie Nwobike Heads the Commercial and Business Development of the Oilserv Group, a role he assumed in 2017 after being involved in the successful delivery of a number of major projects for Oilserv working in different capacities starting off as a Project Engineer, Planning and Controls Coordinator and a Planning and Controls Manager. Richie Joined Oilserv in 2007.

Richie has 19 demonstrable years of experience spanning across Business Development and Project Management (Oilserv), Mudlogging on land and offshore rigs (Geoservices) and ICT Supports on Offshore platforms (Texaco Overseas Pet. Co).

In his current role, he is focused to continuously improve the Company’s market position and achieve financial growth by identifying business opportunities, negotiating, and closing business deals, building key customer relationships and maintaining extensive knowledge of current market conditions. Developing and Implementing agreed strategies to increase the Company revenue and brand value.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical / Electronic), obtained from the University of Port Harcourt. He has an MBA in view. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a COREN registered Engineer, a Member of Nigerian Society of Engineer and Pipeline Professionals Association of Nigeria.

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