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SPE training courses offer a convenient and cost-effective way to build and support your career and lifelong learning needs. We understand the importance of continuing education for keeping skills up to date, improving expertise or learning new techniques, our programs and courses help our members and professionals in the industry to maintain high professional standards.

You can attend any one of the following 2-Day (30 – 31 July. 2022) courses offered in-conjunction with the  Nigeria Annual International Conference & Exhibition (SPE NAICE ) at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Featured Courses

  1. Fundamentals of Machine Learning for the Energy Professional
  2. Practical Due Diligence of Nigerian Oil & Gas Assets for Non-Engineers and Investors

  3. Practical Application of Microsoft Excel and Automation with Macros for Oil and Gas Professionals

  4. Elements of Digital Oilfield Transformation

  5. Well, Reservoir and Facility Management

  6. Practical Petroleum Economics & Fiscal Systems

  7. Workplace Personality and Effective Communication using DISC

  8. Process Safety and Asset Integrity Management

  9. Petroleum Resource Volume and Reserves Evaluation, Classification and Reporting based on SPEPRMS

  10. Fundamentals of Carbon Capture and Storage (VIRTUAL)

  11. Strategic Leadership in E & P Business

  12. Techniques for Investment Decision Making and Assessment of Profitability of Oil and Gas Assets

For more information click on  Mr. Yusuf Nurudeen to reach us via email

Registration Information

In response to the post-COVID-19 pandemic, SPE Nigeria will maintain a safe and healthy environment for all participants. As a result, the NAICE 2022 Short Courses will hold both virtually and in-person. There will be no onsite registration. Attendees should indicate their mode of participation, online or physical presence.

Registration Rates

In-Person Attendees

                                                              (on or before  17 June, 2022)             Normal Rates (After 17 June, 2022)

Members:                                                          NGN85,000. 00                                                                  NGN90,000.00

Non-Members                                                  NGN95,000                                                                        NGN100,000.00

The FUNDAMENTALS OF CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE training course is now fully virtual.
We sincerely regret any inconvenience this change must have caused you, and to show we are sincere, we are giving a 20% discount to all interested participants. Please follow the links below to register:

Fundamentals of Carbon Capture and Storage (now virtual)

SPE Member


NGN 72,000

NGN 80,000



Course Details

Course 1: Fundamentals of Machine Learning for the Energy Professional

Course Description/Objectives: The objective of this course is to build digital capacity especially in the area of ML/AI among  Nigerian Oil & gas professionals. Topics covered include: Understand the theory of artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning; Understand how real-world problems are solved with artificial intelligence; Gain hands-on knowledge on embedding digitalization and digital practices within their everyday work process – digitization, integration, democratization and analytics.

Target Audience: oil and gas professionals’ enthusiasts, students

Instructor’s Bio: ThankGod Egbe, is the Technical Director of CypherCrescent Limited. With over 15 years of experience delivering high-profile technical services, ThankGod has worked closely with several E&P companies locally and globally to develop and implement technical/computing strategy to enhance production from existing assets. 

AbdulRahman Mijinyawa, (AR), is the WRFM, Digital & Technology Manager for Shell Nigeria E&P Company (SNEPCo), with accountability for optimizing production and integrating the company’s digital and technology agenda.

Prior to this, AR, who joined Shell in October 2005 as a graduate engineer, has been involved in business delivery across the full spectrum of the upstream oil and gas industry, both in Nigeria and the Netherlands: from the Gbaran-Ubie Integrated Oil & /Gas Project to business transformation and new business development.

A chemical and petroleum engineer by training, he has authored and co-authored many technical papers for interests within and outside the oil industry.

In addition to spending time with his daughter, reading and boxing(😊), AR has a contagious passion for global trends especially digitalization and the energy transition. He is equally passionate about promoting access to education and is a proud ambassador of Teach for Nigeria, an NGO focused on improving teacher capability in underserved schools in Nigeria.He loves the look of bewilderment on people’s faces when he tells them the translation of his family name😊.

Course 2: Practical Due Diligence of Nigerian Oil & Gas Assets for Non-Engineers and Investors

Course Description/Objectives: This course introduces the techniques of conducting due diligence on Oil and Gas Assets using industry case studies to work problems in class. Topics include the impact of rock properties, fluid properties, wells and surface facilities on revenue, Impact of oil and gas operations on revenue, how to estimate oil and gas reserves and forecast production, Petroleum Field development, how to understand and categorize capital and operating costs, Using evaluations and due diligence reports for investments, acquisitions, and divestment etc.

Target Audience: This course is for Junior Petroleum Engineers, Non-Engineers, Investment Bankers, Auditors, Management staff, Financial Analyst and anyone who wants to understand the process and results of evaluating and conducting due diligence on Nigerian oil and gas properties.

Instructor’s Bio: Dr Bukola Korede Olusola is the Group Manager, Petroleum Engineering for Newcross Group. He holds an MSc and PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Calgary, Canada. Olusola practical experience spans over 15 years and has worked in different capacity for the following companies: Baker Hughes, Statoil Canada, University of Calgary, DeGolyer and MacNaughton, among others. As a researcher, Olusola’s interest is in oil and gas field development, and asset optimization. He currently serves as a Technical Reviewer for Elsevier Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. Olusola is a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a licensed professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, Canada.

Course 3: Practical Application of Microsoft Excel and Automation with Macros for Oil and Gas Professionals

Course Description/Objectives: Practical Application of Microsoft Excel and Automation with Excel Macros is a hand-on course that is aimed at experienced users of Microsoft Excel who need to learn more complex functions, advanced IF conditions formulas, pivot tables, pivot charts, goal seek, data manipulation and protect data using the security features. Also featured in the course are adaptive formulas that analyze complex data using advanced functions manipulations. An in-depth review on programming techniques, data visualization, data validation, managing large data, report creation, advanced spread sheet function, optimization techniques using Excel Solver add-in will be addressed. Participant will gain an insight into data tables and using Excel advanced look up features to automate worksheets and analysis tools to forecast figures based on a range of scenarios and use consolidation to bring together information.

Target Audience: Engineers, Geologists, Supervisors, Managers, Accountants, Researchers and others that need to enhance their proficiencies in Microsoft Excel.

Instructor’s Bio: Pringle Egbe is currently the Managing Director of PEGIS Global Services Limited a fast-growing indigenous Oil   and Gas Services company. Pringle is highly skilled oil and gas computing engineer with over 9 years varied experience in Europe and West Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Port Harcourt, M.Sc. in Oil and Gas Computing from Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, United Kingdom and Innovation Diploma in Petroleum Geoscience from Laser Geoscience School, Port Harcourt.

Course 4: Elements of Digital Oilfield Transformation

Course Description / Objectives: The course objectives include the following: have a full understanding of the concept of DOF transformation, know the threats and challenges of DOF implementation, provide solutions on identified DOF implementation challenges, put a structured sustainability model in the DOF embedment process and manage world-class DOF projects. Course outline include the following: Introduction to Digital Oilfields Concept, Best practice in Digital Oilfield Transformation, Relevant Technology / Tools of Digital Oilfields, Required Infrastructure for Digital Oilfields Implementation, Data Acquisition / Quality / Workflow, People & Processes & Organizational Structure, Success Factors in digital (intelligent) Oilfields

Target Audience: Project Managers, Production Operators, Field Production Supervisors, Production Engineers, Asset Managers, Reservoir Engineers, Process Engineers, Planning Engineers, Production Accountants.

Instructor’s Bio: Emmanuel Udofia is the MD/CEO of Suneses Energy LimitedHe is a digital transformation expert and  has extensive expertise across upstream of oil and gas industry in Petroleum Production Engineering, Production Operations/Metering/Allocation/Well Testing/Planning, Operation Integration (Intelligent / Smart Fields) and Management while working in Shell, Addax Petroleum & Geoservices Nigeria. He is an active member of SPE and is the 2021 SPEi ATCE Digital Energy Chairman. He has both Bsc and MEng. Degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Port Harcout and an MBA in Management from the University of Leicester.

Course 5: Well, Reservoir and Facility Management

Course Description/Objectives: This is a 2-day interactive course which will equip participants with principles for proper surveillance, leading to ability to make correct decision for optimum life cycle management of assets (well, reservoir and facility), production optimization and improved recovery. Tips for maximizing value from installed asset (well, reservoir and facility) and managing opportunities ensuing from technical reviews will also be taught during the course. The scope of the course will also cover the workflow of different reviews for identifying oil generating opportunities. The participants will also be introduced to other tools for enhancing well, reservoir and facility practices in their asset. Topics include: Introduction to WRM; WRFM Asset Health check; Workflow of WRFM Structured Reviews; Data Acquisition and Management; Workflow for generating surveillance activities and oil generating opportunities; Management of WRM opportunities; Operating Envelopes; Strategies for building WRM and Data acquisition Plan.

Target Audience: The course is intended for petroleum engineers, production engineers, Operations staff, business managers; technical support staff that are involved in well, facility and reservoir management and staff who have direct authority over the WRM process.

Instructor’s Bio: Collins Alaka is the Asset Development manager, NOV onshore of Shell Petroleum Development company limited (SPDC). He is an oil and gas industry professional with career spanning over 25 years from service and producing companies. His area of specialty includes: WRFM, well completion design, well intervention, Field development studies, waterflood, JV management and organization efficiency improvement. He holds a postgraduate degree in Petroleum engineering.

Course 6: Practical Petroleum Economics & Fiscal Systems

Course Description/Objectives: Petroleum economic fundamentals, which underlie optimal E&P investment decision, strategy, and profitability of E&P projects under risk and uncertainty are discussed; oil and gas fiscal regimes underlying petroleum exploration and production operations worldwide are analyzed. In addition, the course presents how the economic value of oil and gas ventures and business can be determined and used in making rational economic decisions. The mechanics of estimating the effects of fiscal instruments on total government takes, E&P economics, and take statistics are simulated in-class by participants using stochastic modeling tools to manage risk and uncertainty in upstream oil and gas business decisions.

Target Audience: Geoscientists, Reservoir Engineers, Production Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Planning and Development Analysts/Executives, Commercial Analysts/Executive/Managers, Business Planners, Production Sharing Executives, Project Executives, Petroleum Economists, General Managers.

Instructor’s Bio: Professor Wumi Iledare (PWI) has over 35 years of technical, professional and academic experience in the global oil and gas industry. Currently serves as Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Chair in Oil and Gas Studies at the University of Cape Coast’s Oil and Gas Institute, Ghana. An Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Economics at Louisiana State University, Energy Studies, USA and Director, SPE Africa Region, 2019-Present, PWI is Chirota and Emmanuel Egbogah Distinguished Professor and former Director of Emerald Energy Institute, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria (2013-2019).

Course 7: Workplace Personality and Effective Communication using DISC 

Course Description/Objectives: This course is an in-depth study of The John Maxwell DISC Method (Personality Profile).
As a result of this training, Participants will be able to communicate effectively with people around them, by learning effective strategies for handling conflict and personality clashes.

At the end of the course participants should be able to do the following:
1. Apply the Law of Awareness to recognize their strengths and limitations.
2. Understand how others are different and how to work with each personality.
3. Build a stronger team that communicates, appreciates the style of others and work well together.

Target Audience: Participants and Teams who wish to develop their communication and conflict resolution skills including Early Career Professionals, Mid-Career Professionals, Senior Management and C-suite Executives

Instructor’s Bio: Temitope is a Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. with over 10 years’ experience, helping professionals develop their leadership and communication skills. He is also a certified Behavioural Analysis Consultant, helping people recognize their strength, limitations and how to connect with other personalities. He is a personal growth enthusiast; he believes that no one can achieve greater things without growing themselves first. As an ardent SPE member, he has served with SPE International at the local, regional, and international levels. He is a recipient of the SPE International 2019 Regional Public Service Award. He served for 9 consecutive years from 2010 – 2019 on SPE Lagos Section Board and 12 consecutive years on SPE Nigeria Council Committees from 2010 till date, holding several positions including Section Chair, Section Director, SPE Nigeria Council Secretary and SPE International Student Integration Chair.

Course 8: Process Safety and Asset Integrity Management

Course Description/Objectives: Provides both theoretical and practical exposure to the foundations of asset integrity management to safeguard assets, people and the environment. Application of key process safety elements and leadership approach in ensuring implementation of process safety while achieving operations excellence and preventing major accident hazards (MAH). Deployment of modern risk based and process safety methodologies to manage asset integrity in both newly constructed and aged facilities. Addresses key threats facing the Oil and Gas industry and provides both established and innovative practices to safely mitigate them.

Target Audience: Integrity & Inspection, Engineering, Maintenance, Process & Operations, HSE.

Instructor’s Bio: Emmanuel Okudor is the principal consultant of DM Sheffield Limited, an Oil & Gas consulting company providing Risk management, process safety & loss prevention engineering and natural gas services to the oil and gas and manufacturing industries in Nigeria. He has 20 years experience working in the Midstream, Downstream and Upstream sector of the oil and gas industry. He has trained over 1000 oil and gas professionals in process safety, asset integrity, pipeline operations and maintenance, natural gas operations and safety and management of change.

Michael Adedokun Adegbite is a Deputy Director in Petroleum Training Institute Nigeria. His interest includes performance of welded joints. He has authored / co-authored over 30 papers, supervised graduate theses and conducted notable commissioned projects. Michael is a certified Welding Inspector (CSWIP 3.1) and holds BSc in Metallurgical Engineering, MSc in Welding, MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology, and PhD in Corrosion Engineering.

Course 9: Petroleum Resource Volume and Reserves Evaluation, Classification and Reporting based on SPEPRMS

Purpose of Resource & Reserves Evaluation & Reporting
History of PRMS
Concepts & Terminology
Classification Framework
Reserves & Resource Definition
Reserves & Resource Classes & Sub-classes
Reserves & Resource Categories
Evaluation & Reporting
Resource Evaluation Methods
Uncertainty Management Methods
Aggregation Methods
Emerging views on petroleum vs. renewable-energy resources

Instructor’s Bio: Ukauku Ikwan is a consultant in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria and globally. He previously was the Reservoir Engineering Discipline Principal at The Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Ltd. He holds a B.Eng. degree in Petroleum Engineering, MBA degree in Project Management Technology both from Federal University of Technology Owerri. In addition he holds M.Eng degree in Petroleum Engineering and PhD in Petroleum Economics both from University of Port Harcourt. He has more than 25 years of Reservoir Engineering experience, spanning the E&P business, academia and consulting. He has authored several technical papers and served as a technical reviewer for SPE Conference papers and the Energy Journal of International Association for Energy Economics. He is an active member of Society of Petroleum Engineers, Nigeria Society of Engineers, Nigeria/International Association for Energy Economics as well as registered with Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). Ukauku is happily married with four children.

Course 10: Fundamental of Carbon Capture and Storage (VIRTUAL)

Course Description/Objectives:  This course provides an introduction to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) utilizing concepts related to oil and gas geology and reservoir engineering. This course will cover the need for CCS, different capture and storage technologies, and how CO2 can be safely and securely stored in underground reservoirs. At the end of the course, participants will understand the CCS value chain, the characteristics of CO2 for subsurface storage, and be able to carry out high-level screening of reservoirs for CO2 storage.

Target audience: Anyone who has interest and has graduated with a degree in Geological Sciences or Engineering. Those with Petroleum and Chemical Engineering background may find the course easier.

Instructor’s Profile: Dr. Rita Esuru Okoroafor is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University, Stanford Center for Carbon Storage. Before embarking on a Ph.D. at Stanford University Energy Resources Engineering department, where she investigated optimal ways of harnessing Enhanced Geothermal Systems, Dr. Okoroafor was a Principal Reservoir Engineer with Schlumberger. She garnered 13 years of oil and gas experience in several roles and locations. Dr. Okoroafor is an avid member of SPE, having served on several committees for SPE locally, regionally and internationally.
Dr. Okoroafor has authored several technical papers and patents in the fields of Petrophysics, Reservoir Engineering, Production Engineering and Geothermal Energy. She received a Master’s in Petroleum Engineering and Project Development from the Institute of Petroleum Studies, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She is a Stanford University Centennial Teaching Award Recipient (2019), a Schlumberger NExT Certified Training Instructor, and a former part-time lecturer at University of Lagos, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.

Course 11: Strategic Leadership in E & P Business

Course Description/Objectives: This course is designed and delivered to give participants the capability to address and benefit from the strategic challenges and opportunities in the E & P business in Nigeria and world-wide. Participants are taught how to develop the requisite frames, character and skills that will enable them lead with positive impact and drive strategic changes to improve personal and organizational performance.

Target Audience: This course is designed for executives, managers, regulators, planners, bankers, financiers, investors, business owners, technical and commercial professionals in the E & P business, who are desirous of enhancing their strategic leadership capabilities in order to improve personal and organizational performance.

Instructor’s Bio: Dr. Mason Oghenejobo has a B.Sc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A) from Webster University, Leiden, Netherlands, and Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL) from Regent University, Virginia Beach, USA. He has attended management programmes at Wharton School, Penn State, Harvard and Stanford Universities. He is also an alumnus of the Lagos Business School Senior Management Programme and the University of Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Program. After about 2 years stint as a field engineer with Schlumberger in Nigeria, Algeria and Libya, he worked with Shell for about 32 years in various capacities, which included Area Manager – Land East, GM Commercial, Director of OK LNG, Director of Shell Nigeria Gas and Vice President Corporate Security. He is currently the Strategy and Portfolio Adviser to SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company PLC. He is the author of the book titled “Strategic Leadership for Sustainable Personal and Organizational Success”, which is available in Amazon and other leading bookstores. Mason, who is married with children, has worked in several countries and travelled extensively across Europe, North/West Africa, the US and parts of Asia. He is a committed Christian.

Course 12: Techniques for Investment Decision Making and Assessment of Profitability of Oil and Gas Assets

Course Description: The oil and gas business is high risk and requires techniques for assessment of investment profitability that would aid efficient decision making. This course exposes all the intricacies to quality decision making, it exposes the hidden factors that influence asset profitability and helps influence quality decisions. It uses practical field cases, engineering and economic tools to prepare a decision maker for what lies ahead in every decision made.

Instructor’s Bio: Dr. Adaobi is a seasoned COREN registered petroleum engineer who has vast experience in petroleum project economics in the upstream and downstream sectors. She holds a B-Tech, M-Eng and Ph.D degrees in Petroleum Engineering with expertise in petroleum and energy economics. She teaches Petroleum Economics and Engineering Economics and Management at the Rivers State University at undergraduate and post graduate levels. She has collaborated with various consultancy firms to carryout economic analysis for oil field projects before asset acquisition. She has authored and co-authored numerous publications in her field of expertise and presented some papers at SPE NAICE conferences. She is currently the Head of Petroleum Engineering Department, Rivers State University and the Faculty Advisor for SPE section 103. She is married to an Academician and they are blessed with two children.