Management team

Mr. Pedro Diaz GUERRERO

Acting Managing Director Mr. Pedro Diaz is an oil and gas professional with more than 34 years in the industry. He holds a Chemical Engineering Degree from the University of Rafael Urdaneta in Venezuela, Msc in Project Management from Universidad of Catolica Andres . . .

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Bello in Caracas, Venezuela, Specialized in Process Engineering and Graduate Studies in Gas Processing Engineering. He is a recognize Process Engineer with strong focus on developing assets and monetizing it. Mr. Diaz had a successful career in the Venezuelan Oil Industry (PDVSA) where he worked in several technical, managerial and executive positions for over 19 years, 9 years in the Middle East in the Contractor’s sector and 3 years in North America.

Engr. Mufaa Ipalibo WELSH

Director, Production & Engineering Engr. Mufaa Welsh holds a Bsc in Mechanical Engineering from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology now known as the Rivers State University and Msc. in Petroleum Engineering in view in the same institution.

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He has 15-years work experience in the oil and gas industry with Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC from 2002-2004, J+G Global Gas and Oil Field Limited from 2004-2006 and Chevron Nigeria Limited 2007-2018. Mufaa Ipalibo Welsh has vast skill and knowledge in the Upstream Sector of Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry,which include Hydrocarbon Accounting, Physicalization and De-physicalization of Crude oil Export, Lact Unit Optimization, Turbine and Compressor Operations, Management of Change (MOC), Safe Work Management and Well-head and Surface Production Optimization. Mufaa Welsh is happily married with children.

Mr. Sunday AKPODUADO

General Manager, Geosolutions Mr. Sunday Akpoduado joined Belemaoil in 2017. He is a competent and skilled Operations Geophysicist in seismic data acquisition since the 1980’s. He graduated with a B.Sc. Degree in Applied Geophysics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife,

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Nigeria and has over 32 years experience working extensively in different parts of the world; delivered over 40 projects. He is experienced in towed streamers, sea bed systems and Ocean Bottom deployment of nodes. He is an Active Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysics, Tulsa Oklahoma, USA.

Mr. Ender BARILLAS

GM, Production & Maintenance Ender Barillas is a Chemical Engineer from Louisiana State University, with more than 30 years of experience in the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry.He also holds Master degrees in Engineering Project Management and Human Resources.

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Mr Barillas has had a very successful career both in the technical area (Process Engineering, Facilities Engineering, Project Engineering) and management areas in South America with PDVSA; as well as in the USA with BP, HESS Corp, Talisman Energy and REPSOL, and in Nigeria with PanOcean Oil Corp and Belemaoil Producing Limited.

Engr Kuna .O IKIBA

Head Engineering Engr Kuna Opuene Ikiba is a self-motivated facilities engineer that worked in Upstream and Downstream of NNPC Operations for 30 years. He has an excellent interpersonal, organizational and leadership Skills. Engr Ikiba Holds a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Silesian Technical ..

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University in Poland and a Master of Business Administration from the American Intercontinental University in Houston Texas USA.. He is a Corporate Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and a member of the Council for the Regulation of engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He is happily married with Children.

Mr. Pepple ABESA

GM, Terminal Downstream Abesa Pepple has 35 years experience with Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Nigeria. His roles covered upstream and downstream regulatory oversight functions across the IOCs’ and Independents’ assets in-country and out-country in: Operations, Engineering, Assets management , . .

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Facilities integrity assurance. He is former Head of Crude Oil Terminals, Head of Refinery & Petrochemicals and Deputy Manager Pipeline Assets all in the Eastern Zone, Nigeria. He holds an HND Petroleum Engineering from Petroleum Training Institute Effurun and PGD and M. Tech Chemical Engineering from Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt.

Mr. Samuel Abel JUMBO

Manager, External Affairs Mr. Abel-Jumbo holds an M.Sc. degree in Development Studies from the University of Port Harcourt, and an LL.M in International Business Law from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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With over 19 years cognate corporate experience spanning across the Public, Private, Construction, and Oil & Gas Sectors, most of which at managerial level, his specialties include Corporate Law, Corporate Communications and Interface, Corporate Strategy and Business Planning, Sustainable Development Strategy, Stakeholder Relationship Engagement and Management, Community Relations, Brand & Media Management, and Public Affairs Advisory; with high level multitasking, analytical, negotiation, and dispute resolution skills. He is resourceful and efficient, with membership of the following professional associations: International Bar Association (IBA), Chartered Institute of Arbitration, (UK), Nigerian Bar Association, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), and Professional Negotiators and Mediators, Nigeria (PNM).

Samuel has had the privilege of undergoing several trainings, conferences, and workshops over the years within and outside Nigeria.

He is married to Roxanah with three children.

Mr. Paul BELLO

Finance Manager Paul A. Bello is a First-Class graduate of Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University. He also bagged M.Sc General Management and MBA (Finance and Account) from University of . . .

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Ibadan respectively. He is a Chartered Accountant and Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Paul Bello has over 23 years of Banking and Financial Services experience in Budget Planning, Financial Management, Operational Efficiency, Risk Management and Control, Audit and Compliance, Strategic Business Solution and other corporate services. Paul joined Belemaoil in 2018 as Head, Finance, Accounts and Administration.

Mrs. Inemesit DIKE

Head Legal Services Mrs. Inemesit Dike Esq. is a bright, talented and ambitious legal practitioner who has garnered a wealth of professional experience and is considered an authority in the areas of Energy Law, Company. .

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 Secretaryship, Corporate Governance, Commercial Law, Labour Law and Human Resources Management. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of Nigeria, a licensed Chartered Secretary with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Nigeria, a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, an Attorney and Counsel at Law in the State of New York, United States of America with an MBA in view. She has served on many boards in varied capacities including National Legal Adviser for the Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN), National Legal Adviser for Hotels and Personal Services Employers Association (HOPESEA) and currently serves as the Head of Legal Services and Technical Contracting, Belemaoil Producing Limited.
In her spare time, she indulges her passion for sustainable societal development through free education of young lawyers via the Young Wigs Conference. She also engages in a pet project called “Project Street” which caters food, educational assistance and business capital to less privileged and indigents who have been dealt life’s hard knocks. She is happily married and blessed with three handsome sons.

Mr. Virtue Amachree

Manager, JV Finance Operations Virtue Amachree holds a BSc in Accountancy from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (now Rivers State University) with an MSc in view at the University of Liverpool.

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He is a seasoned Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), an astute, dynamic and diverse Finance, Supply chain and Business executive with over 15 years’ experience in the local and international upstream oil and gas industry.

Mr. Robert TUBOALA

Manager, Human Resources A specialized Human Resources Manager with Institute of Management Specialist, London, Chartered Human Resources Manager with Chartered Institute of Managers and Leaders, . . .

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Delaware, USA, Chartered Human Resources Management Specialist with Chartered Institute of Management Specialist, USA and Chartered Strategic Manager, Chartered Institute of Strategic Managers and Leaders, USA.

Mr. Boma OKUCHABA

Drilling Manager Boma Okuchaba has a Master's Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. He has over 18 years of experience in the Oil and Gas Industry.

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He started his career in the Petroleum industry working for Schlumberger Oilfield Services for 5-1/2 years. After obtaining his Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering, he spent 8 years working for BP America (Deep water Gulf of Mexico) and BP Angola.