Victor Okolo

Mr. Victor Okolo is currently the Executive Director, Technical of Midwestern Oil & Gas Company Limited.

Victor’s background

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Petroleum Engineering (1987) from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. His oil field experience started with Transocean (then Sedco Forex) as a trainee drilling engineer in 1988.

This was followed by Schlumberger D&M (then Anadrill Schlumberger) with focus on MWD and directional drilling services from 1988 – 1994. He left Schlumberger as a General Field Engineer. His early experiences include being involved in drilling the first horizontal well in Nigeria for SPDC West.

He further worked for over twenty years (1994 – 2015) in various capacities with Statoil (Nigeria) Limited and Statoil ASA Norway from 1994 – 2015. He worked in well construction delivery as drilling engineer and offshore drilling supervisor mainly in subsea and Deepwater exploration drilling projects in Nigeria and the Norwegian North Sea.

Victor’s experience and achievements

Mr. Okolo was also involved in the engineering and supervision of the first deep water well in Nigeria (Oyo-1) in 1995 for the Statoil/BP-Allied Energy Resources partnership. Until now, he was Lead Engineer/Project Manager for Early Phase Field Development in Statoil ASA Norway in a team of engineers and experts. Here he achieved project sanctions for subsea and platform based field developments.

In the course of his professional career, he attended numerous courses both locally and overseas in operations and management. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.