Osa Owieadolor, Managing Director of Platform Petroleum, has been awarded a Fellowship of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), one of the highest honours in the engineering profession in the country.
Owieadolor, 46, has over 22 years cumulative experience in the Nigerian Oil and gas industry including stints with Texaco Oversea Petroleum Company, Oildata Wireline Services Ltd, Shell Petroleum Development Company and Platform Petroleum Ltd.
He Joined Platform in 2007 as a pioneer Technical Lead, “venturing into the then relatively untested waters of the Nigerian Marginal Field Development programme”, Platform says in a release.
Incidentally, Platform was the first company among the 24 Nigerian independent awarded marginal fields in 2003, to reach first oil. Platform started crude oil production in the same year that Owieadolor joined, so in a sense, he met the company on the way to production.
He served as Head Production Operations, Technical Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director Operations before becoming Managing Director of the company in May, 2015.
Born on the 5th April, 1970 in Iguobazuwa, Edo State, he holds a B.Eng degree in Petroleum Engineering (1992) from the University of Benin – Nigeria, MBA from the Lagos Business School(LBS), Pan Atlantic University, Certificate in Leadership & Innovation from IESE Business School in Barcelona and also an alumnus of the prestigious Harvard business School, Boston, USA.
Owieadolor is a member of several local and international Professional bodies inclusive but not limited to; Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Nigeria Society of Engineer (NSE), Nigeria Association of Petroleum Explorationist (NAPE), Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Research Advisory Board Member of the Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS) – Uniport, Member Board of Trustee of the Energy Institute Nigeria Council and several others.
He is a recipient of several awards and recognitions within and outside Nigeria.