Mr. Obinna Martin Ileagu

Mr Obinna Martin Ileagu

B.Eng, MSc
Contact Phone: +2347064960800


Brief Profile

A  Mechanical  Engineer with over 12 years experience in the North Sea, Niger Delta Petroleum regions and presently in the academic environment. Technical experience includes end facilities and pipeline designs, fabrication and installation. Also, experience in project costing, planning, execution and management.


2008-2010  -  M.Sc Subsea Engineering, University of Aberdeen.

2005-2006  -  M.Sc Oil and Gas Engineering, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

1998-2002  -  B.Eng (Hons) Mechanical & Production Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University.  Second Class Honours.


Federal University of Technology, Owerri.         

Lecturer Mechanical Engineering   Nov 2013 - Till Date

  • Conducting Mechanical Engineering research, instructing and guiding undergraduates on varied mechanical engineering modules; (Machine drawing, Facilities Design and Mechanical Engineering degree projects).

  • Preparation of Mechanical Engineering students by guiding and directing them towards specialised assistance in delivering a standard Mechanical Engineering deliverables and degree project work.

  • Participated in monthly Mechanical Engineering departmental and Engineering faculty meetings involving University Engineering colleagues. Also participated in improved teaching developmental skill workshops.


Nestoil Plc, Nigeria. Mechanical Engineer          -        June 2010- Jan 2014

  • Generating standard mechanical, piping and pipeline detailed engineering design deliverables for varied projects; Early Gas Supply Project (EGSP), Liquid hydrocarbon and Associated Gas pipeline from Soku flow station to Soku Gas plant, Kolocreek to Soku Non-Associated Gas pipeline project in accordance with the project schedule using the software.

  • Preparation of project proposals with quantitative risk assessment (QRA) & cost estimating methodologies.

  • Coordinating interdisciplinary preparatory project review meetings involving client, suppliers and subcontractors. Also participated in QRA, hazard identification (HAZID), hazard operability analysis (HAZOP) and independent design review for varied EPC projects.

  • Generating mechanical design calculations, specifications, procedures and analysis for Pig traps, Slug catchers, Scrubber&knock out drums sizing, corrosion inhibition package dozing rate for end facilities and pipelines wall thickness & concrete coating thickness calculations for pipelines.

  • Pipeline stress and upheaval buckling analysis, cathodic protection design analysis, corrosion monitoring systems design (corrosion coupons), pipeline/riser installation analysis, pipeline alignment sheets plotting and interpretations.

  • Reviewing non-destructive examination requirements for piping/pipeline, pipeline repairs and inspection.

  • Generation of diesel shell tank thickness calculating software using API 650 code, pipe concrete coating thickness calculating software using ISO 21809-5 in excel, including detailed estimating of material take-offs from varied projects achieving set targets with minimal cost.

  • Coordinating pipeline integrity checks, verification and establishment of new/existing facilities tie-in interface point to accomplish reliable and effective production surveillance at Soku Gas Plant, establishing the most viable approach for tie-ins.

  • Participated in interdisciplinary design review implementing comments for liquid hydrocarbon, non-associated gas projects.

  • Scrutiny of the safety critical elements, identification and implementation of personnel capabilities in facilities design at Soku Gas Plant resulting in the effective and safe functioning of people, improving operational and maintenance tasks.

  • Evaluation of OML 42 hydrocarbon field with the existing facilities, forecasting the time to get the target barrel per day, break even after complete plant rehabilitation.

  • Developed bid tender specifications and coordinated technical budgeting control, cost screening and scheduling of engineering design activities for EPC projects.

  • Design study on High Integrity Pipeline Protection System (HIPPS) control and monitoring modules for pipeline overpressure protection.

  • Pipeline constructability workshop participation ensuring flawless construction during pipeline construction, installation and commissioning stages.

  • Coordinating feedbacks to Vendor technical queries, clarifications, monitoring of the procurement progress and compliance to project material equipment and specification code.

  • Firewater System design with borehole and fire water pumps, fire water storage tank and fire water hydrant systems.


Scomi Oiltools UK (Europe) Ltd, Aberdeen. Project Support Engineer           May 2007-Sept. 2008

  • Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitated interdisciplinary weekly meetings and presentations on the solids control equipment and drilling rig facilities with consistent drilling solution specification reviews to the project support team.

  • Coordinated regular reliability centred maintenance analyses and solids control equipment reassessments in an offshore environment.

  • Effectively liaised information between onshore/offshore personnel on the effective discharge rate attainment of the drilling cutting waste facilities.

  • Developed solid control facilities proposal and coordinated drilling cutting equipment evaluation on offshore drilling rigs.

  • Ensured strict compliance with company's policies, codes, standards and statutory obligations.

  • Carried out safety program evaluation plans, quantitative risk assessment input using risk-based design tools maintaining clients focused status and ensuring safety implementation; reliability, operability and maintainability of drilling activities.

Boreas Energy Consultants Company, Aberdeen.       Placement      May 2006 – Sept. 2006

  • Experienced in oil and gas pipeline surveillance and integrity analysis of pipework structures.

  • Competent in the use of designing software 3D-CAD for carrying out Technical Drawings.

  • Proficient in evaluation and analysis of structures including calculation of buckling load for various subsea pipe works, pipeline data analysis in spreadsheets (Ms Excel) and MathCAD.

COI Consultants Ltd, Nigeria.  Graduate Engineer                                            Sept 2004 - Sept. 2005

Centre for Adaptation of Technology, Nigeria.   Trainee Nov.2000 – Jul.2002       


Using a wide range of software packages like; Plant Design Management System, PV Elite, Autodesk Inventor, Flexcom, Caesar II, MathCAD & Microsoft Office.

Conversant with National and International Standards & Regulations, Engineering Specifications.

Offshore Survival and Emergency Training Update.

HSE-MS and General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety Courses.

Project Cost Management Certification.


Application of Integrated Production System Capacity on Gas Plant and Flow Station addressing the integrity limitations with good time delivery.

Development of Green Gas Management Plan for Flow Station and Gas Plant.

Successfully taught college instructors on emergency response techniques and the use of the first aid box as first aiders.


Member Society of Petroleum Engineer, Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (in view), Subsea Engineering Group, Nigerian Society of Engineers and Energy Institute.

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