|Resume/CV of Principal Partner
Principal Partner, Kudoz Consulting. Leidschendam,
The Netherlands. Sept 2003 – To-date
Setting up a Consultancy whose objective is to serve
the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry,
particularly in the area of front-end work - integrated
studies and activities involving specialists in the areas of subsurface engineering, well engineering,
surface facilities engineering, operations engineering, marketplace
assessments, economics, etc; prior to their
final decision to invest in their hydrocarbon reserves
The Shell Petroleum Development Company
(SPDC) of Nigeria's Undeveloped Black Oil and Condensate-rich
Gas Reserves. Rijswijk, The Netherlands. 2002-2003.
Driven by License Expiry concerns, the principal
partner took on the challenge of finding a rational,
focused and timely manner to accomplish an integrated
development of the as yet undeveloped liquid hydrocarbon
reserves of one of the oil majors in the Niger
Geographical spread of the
No. of Fields
Listed Undeveloped Reservoirs
Size of targeted Reserves/Reservoir:
- For Black Oil
- For C5+ -rich Gas
- 2.0 – 200 mmbbl
- 1.5 – 100 mmbbl
Undeveloped Reserves of Black
Oil and C5+-rich Gas
>> 10 mmmbbl
The study conducted by the principal
partner captured 90% of the reserves in 25% of the
reservoirs, and its proposals included:
- Integrated development of black oil and condensate-rich
gas from the reservoir level all the way through
central processing facilities to the storage
and export points.
- A dedicated C5+-rich export stream of a significant
8 year plateau, in addition to providing for
the spiking of condensate into the black oil
stream where the former could not economically
be brought to join the C5+–rich export
- Export of the “lightened” black
oil through 4 export points, i.e. 2 shore-based
terminals and 2 FPSOs that also double up as
- The extended “first phase” of the
development would capture some 71% of the undeveloped
reserves of black oil and condensate-rich gas,
with the rest employed in production plateau
The proposals provide a basis for
moving each of the 30+ Projects of different magnitudes
to FID in a rapid and coherent manner so as maximize
the reserves recovery prior to the License Expiry
date of well below 20 years.
SPDC’s Condensate-rich Gas Project, Rijswijk, The Netherlands. 1999 - 2001
The task was to develop a condensate & liquefied
petroleum gas business for SPDC and her joint venture
(JV) partners that not only scaled Shell Group's
economics hurdles, but ranked high enough in Shell’s
E&P projects portfolio to be supported by the
Group. The focus was on 60+ multi-reservoir fields
located mainly in the Eastern portion of SPDC's Niger
Delta concessions in Nigeria, with condensate initially
in place (CIIP) of a few billion barrels.
- Developed proposals that established
the foundation for a very attractive LPGs/condensate
business for the SPDC joint venture partners
and the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas company
The resulting business investments were in the
- A US $1.2 billion investment in the “base
scheme”, involving two fields and dedicated
field, transportation, process, storage and
export facilities, and on which incremental
developments from other fields could ride.
- A US $185 million scheme that
would require only a limited investment – a
single field, no gas injection facilities,
but with C5+ spiked into the Bonny
Light crude oil stream and the C4-
injected into the NLNG gas supply
- Worked with an integrated team
of petroleum engineers, well engineers, surface
facilities engineers, operations and external
relations staff and an economist. Also included
were NLNG staff and their technical advisers,
Shell Group marketing staff in Singapore
and London, ABB in The Hague and Granherne
in London, as well as some of the key US
companies in the NGLs business (Dynegy, Enterprise,
etc) at Mont Belvieu, close to Houston.
SPDC's Shallow Water Offshore Fields (with EA Field as the first), Rijswijk, The Netherlands. 1997 – 1999
EA Field was discovered in 1965 in some 13-27m of
water (and the nearby Eja Field in 1968), but both
remained undeveloped for over 30 years despite
the drilling of 23 exploration/ appraisal wells
in both fields. The task was to get the fields
to scale the FID hurdle in the nearest future.
- Brought the development to FID by September
1999, despite a reduction in the oil price screening
value from $16/bbl to $14/bbl as a result of the
1998 oil prices collapse.
- Business investment as a result of
- US $1.1 billion, with UTC going down
from just under $7/bbl in the first quarter
of 1998 to just below $4/bbl by FID date.
- Worked with an integrated team of
petroleum engineers, well engineers, surface
facilities engineers, operations and external
relations staff and an economist. Also included
were the old “Shell Tankers” staff
in London, ABB in Sutton, London and SBM in
Monaco, as well as peer interactions with Shell
staff in Rijswijk and Expro, Aberdeen.
- Project Highlights:
- Increase in EA field ultimate recovery
(UR) from 174 mmbl (when the last team
to work on the field development concluded
the exercise in 1996) to 325 mmbl at FID
- Shell Expro, Aberdeen, assessed
the entire system availability, from
the wellhead to the FPSO export hoses,
to be 96%. (95% is the normally accepted
maximum system availability for such
- Of 48 wells to be drilled, 5 were
designed to Level 6 multilaterals (SPDC
was yet to drill her first Level 6
multilateral by then).
- To minimize the number of conductors
(and drilling platform size/number),
16 wells were designed to be “shared
conductor” wells, the first such
approach by any company in Nigeria.
- The work laid the foundation for
the first alternatively funded (AF)
upstream oil and gas development in
- For the local environmental conditions,
the 1.4 million barrel FPSO to be built
by Samsung of South Korea is designed
to be moored with a Soft Yoke, complete
with 360-degree weather-vaning capability,
to a mooring platform with pigging
facilities. All well testing will be
carried out remotely at the drilling
platforms, via fibre-optic cable borne
signals, from the FPSO control room
4 to 6 kilometres away.
The field has since been developed
and by mid 2003, was producing at
over 100,000 bbl/d of oil, and still
Shell (Nigeria) Bulletin" of August 2003
to the article on page 26 of the downloadable
SPDC's Western Division, Warri, Nigeria 1993 – 1997
Manager for Community Affairs, Safety, Health, Environment
and Security (CASHES).
SPDC's licence to operate was closely linked to her
management of community relations, the environment,
security and road and water transport safety. This
was because her activities in these areas brought
her into direct, and sometimes abrasive, contact
with the public. The challenge was to weld the
disparate unit of 'CASHES' into some sensible and
- Developed the concept of "Community
Self-Help" Projects, whereby host communities
were paid for organising themselves to execute
their own chosen infrastructural projects.
- Pioneered a Community Development
approach, which resulted in cooperative community
ventures between Shell and five communities
by September 1997.
SPDC's Western Division, Warri, Nigeria. 1987 – 1992
The management of 1,300 operations staff (operations
included production and maintenance, drilling,
procurement, land/water/rotary wing transport,
safety and environment).
- Oversaw increase in drilling rigs at
SPDC's western division from 3 in the late '80s
to 7 by the beginning of the '90s, and increase
in oil production from around 300,000bbl/d to just
over 500,000 bbl/d of "Forcados Blend".
Shell International Petroleum Maatschappij
(SIPM), The Hague, The Netherlands. 1985 - 1987
Acting as the liaison between the engineering organisations
in the Shell companies in the Far East/Australasia
and SIPM in The Hague.
- Guided and assisted the engineering organisations
in preparation and presentation of their proposals
(“Data Book”) to the center at The
- Supported the addressing of engineering
problems of those organisations from The Hague.
SPDC's Eastern Division, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. 1983 – 1985
Dealing with the pressures imposed by the fall in
oil prices and the internal re-structuring of SPDC's
- Handled the internal devolution of SPDC’s
engineering organisation to one of the two operating
- Successfully dealt with the challenge
of executing the same engineering activities
with fewer resources due to the oil price collapse.
SPDC, Lagos, Nigeria. 1982
Head of Engineering Liaison between SPDC & NAPIMS (NNPC)
Liaising between SPDC and NAPIMS, an arm of the Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation (NNPC). NAPIMS represents the joint venture interests of
the Nigerian government in the oil industry.
- Oversaw the resolution of conflict and stalemate between
SPDC and NAPIMS in the area of engineering contract approvals.
SPDC's Western Division, Warri, Nigeria. 1979 - 1981
Head of Oil and Gas Engineering Facilities Construction
All the oil and gas engineering construction activities, including repairs
and modifications, in SPDC's Western Division.
SPDC, Lagos, Nigeria. 1978 - 1979
Gas Economics Engineer
To contribute to the effort to get Bonny LNG off the ground.
- Member of two man team that built the economics model
to underpin the Gas Sales and Purchase Agreement between the
upstream companies and Bonny LNG.
- Work was accepted by SPDC and Shell Gas, London, and
was included in the Gazette (legislation) of the Federal Government
SPDC, Nigeria. 1970 - 1977
From Trainee to Senior Project Engineer
Work here covered the planning, design, procurement, contracting and
execution of all aspects of oil and gas engineering projects in the
Niger Delta. These included both old and new facilities that needed
repairs/modifications (major and minor) on land, swamp and tank farms,
and in shallow water offshore, including the offshore export facilities.
B.Tech (Hons), Mech. Engineering, Loughborough Univ. of Tech., Loughborough,
Various technical and management courses, including a spell at IMD,
Lausanne. 1996. Diploma in Public Relations, London. 1997.
Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers
Elected M.I.Mech.E; C.Eng., Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London,
Registered with Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria, COREN. 1975.