Effiong (‘Effy’) Okon
Mr. Effiong Okon joined Seplat in January 2018 as Operations Director and brings 26 years’ experience in upstream and integrated oil and gas operations across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Nigeria. He is primarily a Petroleum Reservoir Engineer but combines this with experience across all aspects of the E&P sector including petroleum engineering, exploration, front end development studies, project execution, and production and asset management.
Prior to joining Seplat, Mr. Okon was most recently General Manager Deepwater Production for Shell Nigeria. Previous appointments at Shell also include Deputy Vice President Technical and Manager North Field Wells and Reservoir during the commissioning, start-up and early production phase of mega projects Qatar Shell Pearl GTL and Qatar Gas LNG Trains 7 & 8.
Mr. Okon brings extensive experience in project managing and safely running significant and complex oil and gas upstream and midstream operations in the onshore and offshore sectors of a diverse range of geographies, successfully leading multi-disciplinary teams, managing service providers and controlling significant budgets.
Mr. Okon graduated from the University of Benin with a B.Eng. in Petroleum Engineering in 1991. He is also is a member of several professional organisations, including the Society of Petroleum Engineers (‘SPE’).