DR EMMANUEL O EGBOGAH, P.Eng. OON
Dr Emmanuel Egbogah has over 35 years of diversified geological and petroleum engineering experience in consulting, teaching, research & development, and project planning, implementation and management in Canada, United States, Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. He is an internationally recognized authority in the fields of petroleum policy and strategy, improved/enhanced oil recovery, stimulation procedures and multidisciplinary team approach to field development planning and reservoir management.
Dr Egbogah is founder and Executive Chairman of Emerald Energy Resources Limited, the operator of continental shelf block OPL 229, (Now OML 141) Niger Delta, Nigeria. He is also the Executive Vice President & Director, Training and Technology Transfer, VRMT International Inc, Houston, Chairman, Pipeline Integrity Nigeria Limited and O & G Technologies Limited, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was Vice President, International Production for Niko Resources Limited, an international E&P company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Previously, Dr Egbogah served for eight years as Technical Advisor and Technology Custodian for PETRONAS, the national oil company of Malaysia where he was responsible for strategic planning and expansion program leading to the company’s E&P establishment in over 25 countries around the world. He served for five years as Enhanced Oil Recovery Advisor for the Libyan National Oil Corporation, Tripoli, where he was responsible for the Reservoir Management of 159 reservoirs containing about 40 billion barrels of oil reserves. He was responsible for the planning and supervision of EOR programs in 34 Libyan reservoirs.
A former Petroleum Engineering Manager & EOR Specialist for Amerigo International in Calgary and Houston, Dr Egbogah was previously Senior Consultant and Vice President Engineering for Applied Geoscience and Technology (AGAT) Consultants Ltd of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where he directed a multi-million dollar, multi-client study on Reservoir Sensitivity and Completion Procedures Project on behalf of 53 multinational and 10 independent oil companies, issuing a 2200-page report of the same to its subscribers.
Dr Egbogah started his oil and gas industry career in Canada with Phillips Petroleum Canada (Pacific Petroleums) Ltd in 1973. He is a distinguished presenter of petroleum industry short course, workshops and seminars in field development, reservoir management, including applied petroleum geology, petroleum reservoir engineering, enhanced oil recovery, and strategic planning for many international oil corporations and organizations. He was the pioneer and founding petroleum engineering lecturer at the Institute of Applied Science and Technology, (later to be known as the Faculty of Technology), the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Dr Egbogah has authored and co-authored over 80 technical publications so far. A Distinguished Member (1995) of the International Society of Petroleum Engineers, Dr Egbogah was a Review Chairman for the Journal of Petroleum Technology, JPT, a 1993-99 Steering Committee member of the Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and a 1992-96 Steering Committee member for Forum Series In Asia Pacific, and Chairman of the 1995 SPE Forum Series in Asia Pacific on “Challenges in Gas Reservoir Management,” member of the Diversity/Governance Task Force, SPE Speakers Bureau Speaker and member, SPE Cedric Ferguson Gold Medal Committee.
He served as Senior Editorial Advisor to the Journal of Petroleum Technology on Field Development Planning and Reservoir Management (1994-1998).
He is the current Chairman of the SPE Applied Technology Workshops on Practical/Cost-Effective Reservoir Management and Multidisciplinary Field Development Planning as well as Steering Committee member, SPE Asia Pacific International Conference on Improved Oil Recovery (2001-2005).
He is currently an SPE Director, Africa Region. Dr Egbogah is also a member of Petroleum Society of CIM (Canada), American Society for Engineering Education, International Society for Rock Mechanics, and the New York Academy of Sciences.
He is a registered professional engineer of the province of Alberta, Canada.
He is listed in the world’s Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and is the life Patron of the African-Caribbean Network for Science & Technology, United Kingdom. Dr Egbogah is the recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineer’s 1998 Asia Pacific Regional Service Award (Jakarta, Indonesia, April 20, 1999) in recognition of his continuing and outstanding commitment of personal effort and time for technology transfer throughout the Asia Pacific Region and also received the 1999 SPE Nigeria Council Millennium Award (August 5, Abuja, Nigeria) in recognition of his active and dedicated service to the Society of Petroleum Engineers in the 20th Century.
He is a Member of the 15-person African Oil Policy Initiative Group, (AOPIG), the policy strategy think tank that produced the White Paper “African Oil: A Priority for U.S National Security and African Development” which forms the new American oil policy predicated on West African Oil.
Dr Egbogah served (2002-2003) as Long Term Policy and Strategic Advisor, Oil and Gas Sector, for the Presidency’s Bureau of Public Enterprises, the Secretariat of National Council on Privatization with a responsibility for the Restructuring of the Nigerian Oil & Gas Sector of the Economy. He completed the Presidential Assignment and produced the following reports:
BPE/200301: PROPOSED NEW STRUCTURE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR OF THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY.
BPE/200302: PROPOSED STRATEGY OF DIVESTMENT OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA’S SHARES IN THE OIL SERVICE COMPANIES.
- BPE/200303: FISCAL REGIME FOR THE OIL & GAS SECTOR.
- BPE/200305: PROPOSAL ON ISSUES RELATING TO HOST COMMUNITIES.
He is a recipient of the Nigeria 2006 National Honour of “Officer of the Order of the Niger”, (OON)for significant contribution to the Nation’s development.
A Distinguished Member of the National Commission on Science & Technology, Dr Egbogah is the current Director, Africa Region for the Society of Petroleum Engineers International, a Member of the 27-member Board of Directors, the highest decision-making body of the 88,000-member global society of Oil & Gas Industry.
He is currently serving as Special Adviser to the President on Petroleum Matters, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Member, Economic Management Team, Member of The Nigerian Economic Summit Group and Chairman of the Governing Board, Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority.
Dr Egbogah is Member of Nigeria’s Vision 20-20 Steering Committee and
National Working Group.
Dr Emmanuel O. Egbogah’s contributions towards energy technology education/human capital development/capacity building in Nigeria
1. UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT,
Institute of Petroleum Studies (April 29, 2006)
- One Million US Dollars ($1,000,000.00) for the Construction of the Emerald Energy Centre for Petroleum Economics, Policy & Strategy.
- 20 I-Mac Computers with Associated Software for use in teaching and research at the Institute of Petroleum Studies of the university.
- N5.0 Million/Year for Emmanuel Egbogah Chair in Petroleum Engineering, held by the Director of the Institute for Petroleum Studies, Professor Joseph Ajienka.
- N1.0 Million/Year for Managing the Emmanuel Egbogah Legacy Lecture Series in Petroleum Economics, Policy & Strategy at the University of Port Harcourt.
- Two Scholarships of N100,000.00 each to Top Graduate Students in Petroleum Engineering & Project Management, named after Professor Amos Nur (Chief Technology Officer for Emerald Energy) and Dr Jude O Amaefule (Vice Chairman/Chief Operating Officer for Emerald Energy).
- Dr Egbogah’s Technical Library – a collection of Dr Egbogah’s technical library, notes, reports and published works.
2. BELL’S UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OTA (Nov. 2005)
- 20 I-Mac Computers with Associated Software for use in teaching and research at the university.
- N2.0 Million Cash Donation.
- N10.0 Million/Year to support the Organization and management of Annual Technology Fair hosted by Emerald Energy Resources Limited with participation of technology front leaders from world’s top technology universities, industry and R&D centers.
3. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI
- 20 i-Mac Computers with Associated Software for use in teaching and research at the university’s department of petroleum engineering.
4. UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
Faculty of Technology (January 2007)
N60Million ($600,000.00) for the Construction of Dr Emmanuel Egbogah Centre for Petroleum Engineering (in honour of Dr E O Egbogah, founder of and pioneer lecturer in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Ibadan).
- Two Emmanuel Egbogah Scholarships of N100, 000.00 each/ year for needy petroleum engineering students (who must be members of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International).
- N2.0 Million/Year for Organization and management of Emmanuel Egbogah Annual Lectures in Petroleum Engineering.
- N500, 000.00/Year Africa Regional Director grant to the University’s Student Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) to facilitate the organization/management of their Annual Engineering week.
5. LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY, Epe Campus (February 2007)
N100,000.00/Year Emmanuel Egbogah Scholarship to an Engineering Student (who must be a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International).
6. COMMUNITY SECONDARY SCHOOL, UMUOKPU-AWKA,
Anambra State (February 2005)
- 10 I-Mac Computers with Associated Software for teaching
- N40Million for the Construction of a Building Complex housing Emerald Energy Computer Lab and T.C Okoli Memorial Library (opened September 2007).
- PLUS $37,000 27KVA Power Generator to provide electricity for the computer laboratory and the library complex.
7. DENNIS MEMORIAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL, ONITSHA (April
- 10 I-Mac Computers for teaching of computer science at my Alma Matter.
- SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TO NNAMDI AZIKIWE
UNIVERSITY, AWKA (November 2008)
N4.0Million endowment to Awka Development Union, Lagos for
the award of 10 scholarships annually to indigenes of Awka to
study Science and Engineering at Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEER’S ACTIVITIES OF DR EMMANUEL O EGBOGAH
Dr. Emmanuel Onu Egbogah (SPE No. 0595801)
Join Date: 1 September 1973
SPE Distinguished Member Award (Presented at 1995 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A)
Citation: The Board of Directors of the SPE has elected Dr Emmanuel Onu Egbogah as Distinguished Member in 1995 in recognition of distinguished achievement in the field of petroleum engineering and noteworthy service to the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
2. Recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineers 1998 Asia Pacific Regional Service Award (Jakarta, Indonesia, April 20
Citation: The Board of Governors of the SPE presented to Dr Emmanuel Onu Egbogah ,In Recognition of the continuing and outstanding commitment of personal effort” and time to further the organizational efforts and those of technology transfer throughout the Asia Pacific Region.
3. Recipient of the SPE Nigeria Council Millennium Award (Abuja Nigeria, August 5, 1999)
Citation: The SPE Nigeria Council presents the Recognition Millennium Award to Dr Emmanuel 0 Egbogah in recognition for his active and dedicated Service to the Society in the 20” Century: Abuja, Nigeria, August 5/99.
Appointed Date/Expire Date
SPE Kuala Lumpur Section Director
1 July 1991 to 1 July 1993
Chairman of Editorial Review Committee for SPE Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT)
1 Oct 1994 to 15 April 1998
Technical Editor for SPE Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT)
4 Aug 1995 to 15 April 1998
Member of SPE Cedric K. Ferguson Medal Committee
1 Oct 1992 to 1 Oct 1996
Member of SPE Task Force on Diversity/Governance
1 Oct 1994 to 1 Oct 1995
Steering Committee Member for SPE Forum Series in Asia Pacific on “Wellbore and Formation Damage Related to Completion Practices”
1 May 1991 to 1 May 1992
Steering Committee Member for SPE Forum Series in Asia Pacific on “Near-Wellbore Stimulation”
1 July 1992 to 1 Jun 1993
Chairperson for SPE Forum Series in Asia Pacific on “Challenges in Gas Reservoir Management”
1 June 1994 to 1 May 1995
Programme Committee Member/Session Co-Chairperson for 1993 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition
1 Feb 1992 to 1 Feb 1993
Programme Committee Member/Session Co-Chairperson for 1995 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition
1 Nov 1993 to 1 April 1995
Programme Committee Member/Session Co-Chairperson for 1997 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition
1 Sep 1996 to 1 April 1997
Programme Committee Member/Session Co-Chairperson for 1999 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition
1 April 1998 to 1 April 1999
Programme Committee Member/Session Co-Chairperson for 1998 SPE Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Modeling for Asset Management
1 July 1997 to 1 March 1998
Programme Committee Member/Session Co-Chairperson for 1999 SPE Asia Pacific Improved Oil Recovery Conference in
10 Mar 1999 to 30 Oct 1999
Programme Committee Member/Session Co-Chairperson for 2001 SPE Asia Pacific Improved Oil Recovery Conference
16 Nov 2000 to 31 Oct 2001
Programme Committee Member/Session Co-Chairperson for 2003 SPE International Improved Oil Recovery Conference in Asia Pacific
29 Dec 2002 to 31 Oct 2003
Programme Committee Member/Session Co-Chairperson for 2005 SPE International Improved Oil Recovery Conference in Asia Pacific
1 Sep 2004 to 31 Dec 2005
Reservoir Subcommittee Member for 2005 International Petroleum Technology Conference
11 Aug 2004 to 30 Nov 2005
Co-Chairman for 1997 SPE Applied Technology Workshop on “Cost Effective/Practical Reservoir Management”, 26-28 May 1997, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chairman for 1997 SPE Applied Technology Workshop on “Cost Effective/Practical Reservoir Management”, 26-29 October 1997, Bandung, Indonesia
Chairman for 1998 SPE Applied Technology Workshop on “Cost Effective/Practical Reservoir Management”, 23-26 August 1998, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Steering Committee Member for 1998 SPE Applied Technology Workshop on “Field Development Planning: Multidisciplinary Team Approach”, Chiba(Tokyo), Japan
Steering Committee Member for 1998 SPE Applied Technology Workshop on “Integrated Petroleum Asset Management”, Nusa Dua, Indonesia
Steering Committee Member for 1999 SPE Applied Technology Workshop on “Increasing the Oil Recovery of High Water Cut Reservoirs”, Daqing, China
Co-Chairman for 2000 SPE Applied Technology Workshop on “Developing and Managing Marginal Fields”, Kemaman, Terengganu, Malaysia
SPECIAL SPEAKER INFORMATION:
Panelist, Energy Roundtable, Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, May 07, 2008
Speaker for Special Session on “Reservoir Evaluation” at 2001 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition in Jakarta, Indonesia
Panel Session Moderator on “Risk Assessment/Management of Uncertainty” at the 1997 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition.
Panel Session Moderator on “Safety – Evaluating Commitment” at the 1999 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition.
Panel Session Moderator on “IOR Experiences – Best Practices and Lessons Learnt” at 1999 SPE Asia Pacific Improved Oil Recovery Conference.
Panel Session Moderator on “50% of the World’s Oil Production Will Come From IOR/EOR by 2020” at the 2001 SPE Asia Pacific Improved Oil Recovery Conference.
Panel Session Moderator on “More Footage Instead of EOR” at the 2003 SPE International Improved Oil Recovery Conference in Asia Pacific.
Panel Session Moderator on “Are We Progressing in the Right Direction?” at the 2005 SPE International Improved Oil Recovery Conference in Asia Pacific.
SPE PAPER PUBLICATIONS (Search Result from SPE eLibrary)
Correction Factor for Residual Oil Saturation From Conventional Cores
Egbogah, Emmanuel O., Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd; Amaefule, Jude O., VRMT International, Inc.
Reducing Field Development Planning and Reservoir Management Uncertainty Through a Comprehensive Core Analysis Program in the Dulang Field, Offshore Peninsular Malaysia
Egbogah, Emmanuel O., Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd
STOCHASTIC AND DETERMINISTIC RESERVES ESTIMATION IN UNCERTAIN ENVIRONMENTS
Karra, Sastry, Egbogah, Emmanuel O., Yang, Foo Wah, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
Core-log Data Integration for Improved Formation Evaluation in the Dulang Field, Offshore Peninsular Malaysia
Amar, Zarool Hassan Bin Tajul, Egbogah, Emmanuel O., Nurdin, Abdul Rahim Bin, Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
The Concept of Relative Ganglion Velocity and Generalization to Oil- Bank Movements in Porous Media
Egbogah, Emmanuel, Amerigo Intl.
INTERFACIAL PROPERTIES OF CERTAIN CRUDE OILS IN THE PRESENCE OF CHEMICALLY TREATED WATERS
EGBOGAH, ONU E., THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
Acidization of Dirty Sandstones With Buffered HF Acid Systems
Smith, M.J., Clark, G.J., Amerigo R and D Ltd.; Hendrickson, A.R., Hendrickson Intl.; Egbogah, E.O., Amerigo R and D Ltd.
A Systems Approach to Enhanced Oil Recovery Planning in Malaysia
Egbogah, E.O. *, Hovdestad, W.R. *, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd; Daud, M.E., Raja, D.A. *, Petroleum Research and Scientific Sercives Sdn Bhd
Integrated Approach to Natural Gas Utilisation in the Asia Pacific Region
Hovdestad, Wayne R., Egbogah, Emmanuel O.
Reservoir Management Key Performance Indicators
Sawabini, C.T., Reservoir Management Consultant; Egbogah, Emmanuel O., Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd
An Integrated Approach to Petroleum Resources Definitions, Classification and Reporting
Zainul, Abdul Jalil, Md Nor, Rosly, Hong, Teh Yat, PETRONAS; Egbogah, Emmanuel O., Musbah, A. Wahid, Hamdan, M. Kamal, Yang, Foo Wah, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
Accurate Initial / Residual Saturation Determination reduces Uncertainty in Further Development and Reservoir Management of the Dulang Field, Offshore Peninsular Malaysia
Egbogah, Emmanuel O., Amar, Zarool Hassan Bin Tajul, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd
A Synergistic Approach to the Development of the Dulang Field, Offshore Peninsular Malaysia
Egbogah, E.O., Chandramohan, S., Embong, M.K., Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
Reservoir Management of the Dulang Oil Field, Offshore Peninsular Malaysia: The Heuristic Approach
Hussain, Ahmad, Egbogah, E.O., Hovdestad, W.R., Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
A Model of Oil Ganglion Movement in Porous Media
Egbogah, Emmanuel O., United Petrol Laboratories Ltd.; Wright, Robert J., Dawe, Richard A., Dept. of Mineral Resources Engineering, Imperial College