Adeyemi Akinlawon has taken over as Chairman of the Nigerian executive council of the Society of Petroleum Engineers(SPE), a global organisation. It’s a big step from his being Vice Chairman, Chairman – Elect 2009/2010. He was Steering Committee Member of the SPE Applied Technology Workshop on Lessons Learned in Deepwater Field Development in the Gulf of Guinea, Abuja, Nigeria, held in December 2008.
Akinlawon participated as a Mentor in the SPE e-Mentoring Programme in 2007 and was also Chairman, Technical Papers Committee, SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference & Exhibition (NAICE). His day time job is as Manager, Gas Commercial at Chevron Nigeria. He has more than twenty- six years experience in the Oil and Gas industry, starting as a Graduate Assistant with the Department of Petroleum Engineering of the University of Ibadan in August 1983 after which he joined Texaco Overseas (Nigeria) Petroleum Company Unlimited (TOPCON) in April 1984, as a Petroleum Engineer. He worked with TOPCON up till December 2001, in several positions and increasing job responsibilities as: Petroleum Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, Senior Petroleum Engineer, Engineering Supervisor, Assistant Engineering Manager and Manager, Project Development before transferring employment to Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) in January 2002 after which he worked as Coordinator, Gas Commercialization and Manager, NNPC/DPR Relations (Deepwater & PSCs).