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EDDIE WIKINA CV-JUN2016 12 Jun. 161
Eddie Wikina (B. Sc; M. Sc; Ph. D; Dip. P.R.)
4304 Sugar Maple Chase, Acworth, GA 30101, USA
Tel: +16785748303 (USA) Mobile: +14044219677 (USA)
To put the experience and multiple skills acquired over 35 years in Engineering and
management, at the disposal of the organisation in a responsible role, and ensure
that my contributions are effective, and add value to the business, enabling
sustainability and profitability, enhanced reputation and growth of the company.
These skills include: major project planning, design, execution and support services;
facilities engineering; equipment integrity, safety and technical audits, design and
reviews; pipelines and pressurised vessels; strategic networking, business
development, venture relations, government and community interface management;
policy, regulatory and general management and governance. This will be done in
recognition of risks and key value drivers; and paying due attention to key business
environment sensitivities and expectations of shareholders and relevant
Experienced with skills in the following specialities:
Engineering projects design, planning and execution, with special interest in
piping and pressurised systems
Trouble shooting, vibration and failure analysis
Technical evaluation and analysis of facilities design against international codes
and specifications, to meet operational needs and stringent Safety, Health and
Leadership of project teams and multi-discipline functional teams to support
corporate activities and enable achievement of key objectives
Tendering, Bidding and Commercial processes.
Issues Identification and Management
Venture Relations and Stakeholder Interface management
Government/Community engagement such as required in proffering solutions for
complex national government and local operating environment issues that have
significant impact on project life cycle.
Strategic networking and general corporate management, with interests in
trouble-shooting to improve business performance in an increasingly competitive
global market, against emerging national government influences and dynamic
policy and regulatory framework
1972 – 1973 Loughborough Technical College, Loughborough, England, “A” Levels
in Physics, Pure Maths and Additional Maths.
1973 – 1976 University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology,
Manchester, England, B. Sc. Mechanical Engineering.
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1976 – 1978 University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology,
Manchester, England, M. Sc. Mechanical Engineering, major in Stress Analysis of
1978 – 1980 University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology,
Manchester, England, Ph. D. Mechanical Engineering, major in Stress Analysis of
1999 University of London, Dip. Public Relations
2003 Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
1983 Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
Managing Director/CEO, Treasure Energy Resources Ltd, Port Harcourt, Rivers
2010 – 2016
Lead the company newly established by the state government, and drive the process
and aspirations to enter the upstream sector through acquisition and development of
oil and gas assets, and equity investment in LNG and other Petro-Chemical
industries, to generate employment and create value for the state.
Business Development Director/Deputy Managing Director, Frezone Plant
Fabrications International, Onne, Rivers State, Nigeria
2008 – 2010
Directly responsible for marketing to ensure work inflow to the Plant, and plant
manufacturing processes ensuring full compliance with total product quality, delivery
schedules, cost management and HSE. Led the design and installation of several
crude oil storage tanks for clients and assumed responsibility for required ISO
General Manager, Nigerian Content Development, Shell Petroleum
Development Company, Lagos Nigeria
2006 – 2008
Responsible for, and led the development of Policy and strategies for integration of
Nigerian Local Content into corporate business to ensure Compliance with
government directives and set targets, and drive contribution of company efforts
towards meeting government aspirations of creating value through employment
creation and local supply sector capacity and capability development.
External Affairs Manager, Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company,
Lagos Nigeria 2003 – 2005
Team leader responsible for development and implementation of procedures and
processes for management of Reputation, Issues and Relationships with key
stakeholders including government, legislature, co-venture partners, industry
partners, media, contractors, communities and the general public to enhance the
image and acceptability of the company, and secure LTO.
Interface Manager DORO FLNG Project, Shell Global Solutions/SNEPCO, The
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Represented company SNEPCO in feasibility studies to determine the economic
viability of a floating LNG facility offshore Nigeria, with specific responsibility for
managing the complex interfaces between the various parties involved in the study.
Head Project Support/Interface Management, Shell International E&P, Rijswijk
07/2000 – 12/2001
Led and coordinated support services to a multi-discipline project team responsible
for concept development for rich gas condensate gathering and processing. Areas of
support covered HSE, Sustainable Development, manpower resourcing, stakeholder
issues management and office services.
Head Project Services, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Warri, Nigeria
09/1999 – 07/2000
Team leader providing Technical and general support services to the West
Associated Gas Gathering (AGG) project operations. Managed team of specialists in
services areas including Community Relations, Budget, Planning and Cost
estimation, Contracts administration and procurement, and general office and staff
Head Community Development, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Port
01/1998 – 09/1999
Team leader responsible for introduction and integration of new Community
Development process into the business. The change in paradigm, based on
Sustainable Development principles, was a key business requirement and Critical
Success Factor (CSF) to minimise impact of community issues and enhance
operational continuity. Projects were developed and implemented using specialist
social engagement tools (e.g. PRAs) to ensure community participation and
ownership, self-sustainability and economic empowerment.
Head Human Resources General Services, Shell Petroleum Development Co,
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
03/1996 – 12/1997
Team leader for a department of about 200 staff, managing a multi-functional team
responsible for providing general support in staff welfare, including residential and
office accommodation, travel, and catering services. Estates management
responsibilities included projects and maintenance of civil infrastructure.
Managed the challenges of increasing interest of host community contractors in
Head Resources, Strategies and Business Support, SPDC, Port Harcourt,
1994 – 1996
Responsible for resource planning and general issues management for the function
that included Community and Public Relations, Security and Environmental.
Coordinated budget planning and contracts administration, and projects monitoring.
Senior Planning & Design Engineer, SPDC, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
1992 – 1994
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Responsibilities included planning and design of modifications to oil and gas
production and evacuation facilities, supervision of divisional drawing office and
introduction of Auto CAD into design processes.
Assistant Project Manager/Chief Engineer, NAFCON, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
1983 – 1992
As Chief Mechanical engineer, joined a multi-discipline team in M.W Kellogg offices
Houston USA, to work on design of a compound fertiliser Ammonia/Urea plant;
covered activities in materials and equipment specifications and procurement,
mechanical construction and commissioning.
Solely responsible for design of the NPK plant, an integral part of the fertiliser
complex, in client offices in Jacobs Engineering Pasadena California USA.
During operations, led team responsible for plant maintenance engineering services,
carrying out technical audits, inspection and condition monitoring, preventive
maintenance, trouble shooting and breakdown analysis.
Project Engineer/Design Planning, SPDC, Port Harcourt
1980 – 1983
Responsible for various tasks in planning, design, procurement and construction of
pipelines, including repairs, inspection and QA/QC. Completed installation of a
swamp crude oil pipeline and satisfied all HSE and Quality testing requirements.
Carried out design and review of specifications for gas compressor stations for gas-
lift, technical studies and facility design evaluation, and reviewed contracts for
equipment selection and purchase.
KEY CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS
2010 - 2016: Appointed first Managing Director/CEO of an indigenous state owned
Oil and Gas Company in Nigeria, with full responsibility and accountability for
governance, policy, asset acquisition and development.
2007 – 2008: Pioneer General Manager, Nigerian Content Development (NCD)
I introduced NCD management framework into the company and successfully
developed and got a Policy approved to enforce compliance.
Acquired acclaim as a subject expert presenter and speaker on NCD, made
appearances at various local and international conferences, led industry lobby efforts
and regularly consulted on subject matter.
2003 - 2005: Pioneer Manager/Team Leader for External Affairs in Shell Nigeria
Exploration & Production Company, Lagos Nigeria; established and built department
into fully functional management unit, and developed first set of processes to guide
Organised a workshop on Local Content Integration; adjudged by observers and
media reports as highly successful.
Initiated the first multi-industry workshop on Community Relations for deep-water
operators, and provided guidance leading to formation of the Deep Offshore
Community Affairs Group (DOCAG). Subsequently appointed the first Chairman of
the group, with strategy to collaborate in delivery of Corporate Social Responsibility –
Initiated a change in Community Relations practice of various companies in Onne
Free Zone, to a more organised and coordinated process of collaboration under the
facility operator. These initiatives are still in operation.
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2000: Appointed company representative in joint study with Agip in Milan, Italy head
office, and completed on schedule, a three-month feasibility study on condensate
1998 – 1999: Pioneer Head of Community Development in Shell Petroleum
Development Company, Port Harcourt Nigeria, established and built department into
fully functional team that carried out various projects, and first to adopt the new
Community Development process (bottoms-up approach) based on community
participation in project design and ownership. Projects were carried out and
completed in some (strategic) areas where operation had seized due to community
issues, leading to restart of operations.
1983 – 1992: Led the design of the NPK bulk-blending plant as Resident Engineer
representing company in client offices in Pasadena California USA, completed and
issued approved for construction drawings. The plant was later installed and
As the first Chief Mechanical engineer in NAFCON, successfully oversaw the
mechanical installation, testing and commissioning of the Ammonia/Urea/NPK
compound fertiliser plant.
Carried out a study of corrosion of aluminium cladding on plant buildings and
recommended change to GRP sheets, and subsequently led the change out
Led the design, construction and commissioning of a UF85 plant and steel storage
1980 – 1981: As the responsible project engineer, during NYSC attachment,
successfully completed construction of a major swamp pipeline installation project in
the Niger Delta in Nigeria, against challenges imposed by the contractor.
July 2007 Advanced Safety Audit, Shell, Lagos, Nigeria
Sept 2006 Leading Strategy and Change, Ashridge, Berkhamsted, England
Mar. 2005 Issues, Practices in Development management, HETTA, New York,
Feb. 2005 ISPS high level training course, HQS Wellington, London, England
Dec. 2003 Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training, England
Sept. 2003 Introduction to Management, Ashridge, Berkhamsted, England
June 2001 Advanced Business Management Programme, Lensbury, England
July 1999 Senior International Public Relations School, University of London,
July 1998 Managing Community Development Projects, IDS, Brighton, England
Feb. 1997 Foster Wheeler Waste Management Course, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Feb. 1996 Managing HSE in the business, Leuwenhorst (SIEP), Holland
Jan. 1996 Cross Discipline Challenges, Leuwenhorst (SIEP), Holland
Nov. 1995 Middle Management HSE Workshop (Shell), Benin, Nigeria
July 1993 General HSE Course (Shell), Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Mar. 1993 Middle Management Development Course (Shell), Benin, Nigeria
Oct. 1990 Cost Effective Maintenance (NAFCON), University of Manchester,
Nov. 1998 Interaction Management for Managers and Supervisors, Port Harcourt,
Aug. 1987 ASME course in failures, failure prevention and repair of pressure
vessels and piping, Denver, Colorado, USA
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Feb. 1987 Urea Plant Maintenance, Stamicarbon Plant, Geleen, Holland
Nov. 1982 Shamrock users course (Flash/Process calculations), The Hague,
Mar. 1982 Natural Gas Engineering course, The Hague, Holland
Sept. 1981 Corrosion Engineering and water systems, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
I achieved the best overall First School Leaving Certificate result in primary school in
the local education authority and progressed through secondary school education.
I graduated with a Grade 1 in the West African Examinations Council Examination,
leading to the award of a Shell scholarship for outstanding students, for further
studies in the United Kingdom.
I completed a one-year fast track Advanced Level course and subsequently admitted
to the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST) where I
studied Mechanical Engineering obtaining a B. Sc (Hons).
My self-drive and passion for knowledge and further educational development led to
enrolment in post-graduate course in Mechanics. I carried out research in Stress
Analysis of Pressure Vessels and Piping systems and was awarded M. Sc and Ph. D
degrees in quick succession on completion.
I have worked in project engineering and management for over 35 years during
which I worked on major projects in Nigeria, Europe and in the USA, in the Oil & Gas
and petro-chemical industries. My working career has been characterised by
broadening assignments in diverse disciplines resulting in development of multiple
skills that are relevant in current global business environment where external
influences impact projects to considerable extent. I have worked and lived in
locations outside Nigeria, including the USA, Holland, and Italy.
I spent over 10 years in non-technical but equally challenging strategic business
support roles that have developed my skills and competences in various disciplines
including Human Resource Services, Sustainable Development management,
Project Coordination/Interface management, and Strategic Stakeholder/Venture
Relations & Issues management. Driven by desire to make effective contributions in
solving critical (national) issues relating to hydrocarbon development, I have
developed passion and skills for strategic engagement of key stakeholders, made
presentations on topical issues at various conferences, and provided leadership to
With deep analytical mind-set and objectivity, I seek to balance technical and non-
technical issues in projects development to ensure achievement of goals, with
satisfactory and successful delivery, meeting expectations of shareholders and key
I am a team worker, trustworthy, networker and a strategic thinker with good
Hobbies: DIY, gym-exercises; preaching and church activities, Community Leader,
philanthropy; music and dancing.
Available on request.