Our directors and staff have expertise in well design and operations, supply chain management, Data analytics and organisational change, and are brought together by a passion to raise the standard of well engineering practice in Nigeria. We have track records of value creation in well delivery while working for operating companies around the world, from the largest, such as Saudi Aramco, Shell, BP, as well as the smaller operators such as Amni Petroleum, Monipulo, Elcrest, Excel E & P, etc.
Hd Okwa Drilling Services Ltd was borne out of a desire to help operating companies in the Niger Delta plug the value leak in well operations. A recent study revealed value leaks of up to 60% in drilling and workover operations in the Niger Delta. These value leaks result from the peculiar challenges of the environment – cultural issues, difficult logistics, dearth of technical expertise, etc – create:
Mr Hope Okwa, P.Eng, is a well engineer with nearly three decades of experience spanning every continent and terrain, and hundreds of wells practical experience. Mr Okwa has worked for the largest operators such as Shell, BP, Saudi Aramco; medium operators such as Sinopec Addax; as well as smaller operators such as Excel E & P, Amni Petroleum & Elland Oil & gas. His passion for drilling performance improvement is well documented in various SPE papers and characterised by huge savings for international companies.
Mr Okwa holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the university of Benin, Nigeria and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University. He is a registered engineer in Canada, a member of the Society of petroleum engineers and a renowned mentor for both the SPE & Apega (Canada).
We carried out Appraisal and 4 Development Wells Campaign for First E & P.
We handled 6 well development campaign for Elcrest
We handled 5 wells shallow offshore re-entry campaign planning for Moni Pulo.
We Carried Out 4 well redevelopment campaign for Amni Petroleum.
We carried out platform re-entry campaigns for Addax.
We engaged in the planning & execution of subsea exploration and re-entry wells with light semi sub.
We worked as well engineers for shell Ogiti exploration well using a light land rig (800 hp).
We were contracted as Project Well Engineers for Shell's 35 wells FYIP Shallow Offshore Campaign where we developed 300,000 bopd