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;
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).
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.
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:
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.