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General Manager- Victor Ogoke (P.Eng), (B.Eng), MBA

The Broken Pipeline

Victor Ogoke GM of WINDS details how we were able to identify a gas leak hidden in a canyon which created a 10% Loss in production for decades prior to WINDS acquisition of The Castlegate Fields in Utah.

My Story

Victor is a proven Well Engineering profession with 28 years varied international experience on various positions in the upstream oil and gas industry. These experiences were acquired on land, swamp, offshore and permafrost in Conventional and Unconvetional Well delivery across Clastic, carbonate and shale oil and gas plays.

He is professional engineer (P.Eng) registered in Alberta Canada and hold an MBA and a B.Eng degree in Petroleum Engineering. In addition, victor holds the Royal Dutch Shell well engineering competency Round 1 and 2 certificates, IWCF drilling supervisors’ certificate and have delivered eloquent business results across the globe including Nigeria, The Netherlands, The Middle East, Canada, United states, Russia and China.

Victor is currently the Well Engineering Manager of Eroton Exploration and Production limited, Nigeria where he is key in ramping production from 10,000 to 60,000 bpd in one year. He was the wells project manager for Shell Netherlands tasked with the delivery of Uncoventionals appraisal wells campaign in Bashenov shale oil play of west Siberia Russia. His expertise was harnessed to arrest poor well integrity trend in Shell China. Prior to this, Victor was a senior well engineer in Shell Canada limited where he delivered on many unconventional niche project

His technical expertise covers the areas of oil, gas and thermal compliant vertical, horizontal and multilateral well designs and completions, including alternative well designs using expandable tubular and swellable elestomer technologies, Multiple wellsite operations coordination, Simultaneous drilling and completion, High rate hydraulic fracturing, AFE costs estimation and budget preparation, casing design and cementing operations, pressure control, Snubbing and well abandonment design and execution
Victor has demonstrated leadership in managing human resources to deliver technical and group business results on projects within diverse and multidisciplinary teams. 

Prior to joining Shell Canada June 2008 he was the Middle East region deployment coordinator for Shell developed technologies. He provided technical and business support to Petroleum Development Oman, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and Bapetco (Egypt) on application of Shell well technologies developed by Shell E&P research team.
Some of his significant business accomplishments include: The successful drilling of Eja-4 offshore exploration well, the delivery of 2 of the 5 Bazhenov-Russia Unconventional appraisal campaign wells and the operationalization of fit-for-purpose precision drilling rigs PD572 and PD573 which he scoped for Groundbirch Unconventional Shale gas Asset in Canada.

Other accomplishments included the initiation of horizontal sidetracks project in Shell Nigeria, the development of SECTOR -a cost-effective life-cycle profile control completion system for TAML-2 multilateral wells, the application of Russian expandable profile liner technology to solve long standing well integrity problems resulting from total losses in the shallow UeR formation in PDO-Oman and the Gulf states.

And recent ramping up of production from 10,000 to 60,000 bpd in OML-18 of Eroton E&P limited, Nigeria
His technical accomplishments include the development of downhole casing swivel for rotation during cementation and the implementation of simultaneous operations resulting to 8 fracs/day in Groundbirch Canada.

Others include first installation of expandable sand screen (ESS) in a horizontal well, the first horizontal sidetrack from existing closed in well in SPDC, the thermal well designs, beam pump designs and phasing for Mukhaizna-Oman heavy oil thermal recovery project and the use of solid expandable tubular combined with swellable elestomer to achieve zonal isolation without cementing the casing in Natih depleted multilayer reservoir in PDO.

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