Engr. Peter Ekhaesomhi is currently an Executive Director and the Vice President Exploration & Production. He has worked in both multinational and indigenous oil exploration and production companies in Nigeria for 30 years.
Peter graduated as a Petroleum Engineer from Nigeria’s Premier University at Ibadan; in the course of his professional career, he has acquired diversified working experience in drilling, production operations, field development and Asset evaluation. Peter commenced his career in Ashland Oil Limited in 1988 as a Petroleum Engineer in the drilling department via a deployment by Lighthouse Petroleum Engineering Company, Warri.
He thereafter joined Dubri Oil Company Limited in August 1989 as a Petroleum Engineer and rose up to the position of a Production Manager before he left in September 2007. In October 2007, he resumed at Waltersmith as The Head of Technical Services where he led the company to her first oil in March 2008 and subsequent field development including studies, drilling development wells, production optimization, installation of production and metering facilities. Peter is well versed in engaging several government regulatory agencies at both mid and high levels to ensure compliance to the regulatory standards. He has successfully supervised various work teams in field development, facilities and production operations at both senior and executive management levels.
He is the Team Lead on the development and construction of the ongoing 5000bpd Modular refinery at Ibigwe due to be commissioned in May 2020 and as well being involved in other successful new asset acquisition at both local and international levels.
Peter is a registered (and indeed an ex-official) member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International. He fully participates in both local and international conferences organized by the society as well as other industry related seminars and workshops. He is also a registered member of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).