Management Team

Tenoil Petroleum and Energy Services is led by a management team with a combined experience spanning several decades in the oil and gas industry. To prove capability, we have already made financial commitments in the Ata Field development, along with the significant funding already invested in previous years.

There is a huge commitment within the company to use the latest technology and skilled manpower to achieve the accelerated recovery of hydrocarbon and petroleum products. Tenoil has engaged oil and gas experts who hold vast experience and in-depth understanding of hydrocarbon exploration and production in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

 

 

Samuel Nwanze
 
Acting CEO

Samuel is currently the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Tenoil. He is also responsible for the administration and management of all financial activities and investment programmes in the Group. Prior to joining the team, Sam worked in banking institutions in various roles where he oversaw strategy, financial control, performance management, and Treasury. He also played a key role in the STB-UBA merger. Sam has a Masters degree in Finance and Management from Cranfield School of Management (UK).

 

 

Upali Jayasinghe
 
Director, Operations

Upali is responsible for the design, implementation and management of Tenoil’s production facility. He has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry internationally and in Nigeria.

He started his career as a process engineer with British Gas, England, before joining Kuwait National Petroleum Co as a Project Engineer. Prior to joining Tenoil, he worked as Lead Process Engineer, Design Engineering Services, with Exxon Mobil/Mobil Producing Nigeria Limited, supervising the detailed design of offshore facilities, offshore pipelines and onshore facilities. He has extensive experience in project management of oil & gas facilities for clients.

 

 

Okechukwu Ohanta
 
Sub-Surface Manager

Okechukwu is responsible for our subsurface studies, formation evaluation and field development plans. He has over 15years of experience in Seismic Interpretation, Reservoir Studies & Characterisation, 3D Earth Modeling, Production Forecast & Optimisation, Field Development and Project Management. He has demonstrated a track record of achieving significant milestones in various Field Development Plans and Reservoir Management of most Oil and Gas assets in the Niger Delta while in Laser Engineering and Resources Consultants Limited and Nigeria Petroleum and Development Company (NPDC).

He holds a degree in Geology from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and MSc in Reservoir & Petroleum Geosciences from the University of Port Harcourt. He is a member of SPE, NAPE, NMGS and COMEG.