Dr Andrew Ogaga Ejayeriese, FNAPE, FNMGS
The General Manager, Exploration,
Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited.
He obtained his Bachelor of Science (Second Class Upper Division) in Applied Geophysics from the department of Geology from Federal University of Technology Owerri in 1987. He is presently the General Manager, Exploration, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL), a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Oil Corporation with head office in Lagos. He is a fellow of both the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) and Nigerian Mining and Geoscience Society (NMGS), in addition to being an American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Certified Petroleum Geophysicist (CPG). He is the current President of NAPE, an International Association for Oil and Gas Practitioners and Professionals, and Academia. Andrew was awarded an honorary PhD degree (Doctor of Technology) by the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) in April 2018. Andrew completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA, Upper Credit) from Enugu State University of Science and Technology in 1999.
Andrew have had a total of Thirty (30) years’ professional experience in the Oil and Gas Industry (1988-2018) with the last Twenty-Seven (27) years in ExxonMobil Upstream Company. During this period, he had a variety of assignments across Exploration, Development, and Production functions – Seismic Acquisition, Processing, Integrated Seismic Interpretations, Sequence Stratigraphic Mapping and Correlation, Subsurface Mapping and Reservoir Characterization, Assessments, Reservoir Surveillance and Monitoring, and Upstream Nigeria Business Planning. He presently oversees the management of Nigeria’s Geoscience workforce in ExxonMobil Upstream Nigeria.
In his current position as General Manager, Exploration, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL) since January 2015, Andrew provides the necessary leadership for Nigeria JV and Deepwater Exploration activities, in addition to being a member of ExxonMobil Nigeria Extended Leadership Council. He is responsible for the training and mentoring and overall performance of the technical and management bench strength of all Geoscience staff in Nigeria. He champions local external engagements with NNPC, NAPIMS, DPR and other government agencies as may be required to maintain and grow the company licenses to operate. He is also responsible for global recruitment of competitive candidates.