OKENWA KALU EMEKWO
HEAD, OPERATIONS AND HSE
Okenwa is SunTrust Oil’s Operations Manager and has over 14 year’s working experience in the Nigerian oil and gas sector, most of them in Geosciences, Production operation, Project management, Crude Oil Export and other Oil industry-related services. Okenwa is a member of the Umusadege OML 56 Joint Venture Technical/Subsurface team and has been since 2008. He is actively involved in the development of the Umusadege Oil field; which oil production has increased from 1,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) at inception to currently over 15,000bopd.
Okenwa has also gained experience in 3D Seismic and Well log interpretations, well surveillance and surveillance reporting, well testing operations, contracting and bid evaluations and as Liaison officer, providing interface coordination between the JV operation and the various regulatory agencies.
Okenwa is currently the Operation Manager, SunTrust Oil Nigeria Limited. He manages the SunTrust Oil Crude export department processes, from the preparation of Documentary Instructions for every export to the processing of the Clean Certificate of Inspection at the end of every crude lifting operation.
Okenwa is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, where he obtained a B. Tech in Geophysics. He also obtained a Master of Science degree, in International Management, with specialization in Oil and Gas operations, from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.