Charles stated his career with NEPA as engineer in training, working in Egbin and Afam. He later joined Shell in Nigeria, where he worked for 16 years in various positions. His last job was Snr. Drilling Engineer with ConocoPhillips Canada, looking after business performance improvement, knowledge sharing and well technology issues. He graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1986, and earned MBA from Delta State University, Abraka Nigeria in 1999. With over 20 years industry experience, Charles is a well engineer with outstanding credentials. As stuck pipe prevention focal point and borehole stability adviser for Shell Nigeria, Charles coordinated and managed the “Niger Delta Clay Mineral Depositional Mapping” project. He has strong knowledge in well design, well technology, operations planning, rig operations, wellsite supervision and general project management. Charles is MD/CEO for Havilah.
Charles is a professional engineer; registered with Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta, Canada (APEGGA), maintains membership of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).