Dr. Jide Akinlade, P.Eng is the President & Principal Consultant at OGAB Engineering, a professional petroleum engineer with over 20 years’ diverse experience in oil & gas industry, public sector and academia. He has broad practical experience in enhanced oil recovery methods. He is experienced in reservoir engineering including dynamic reservoir modeling, simulation, and reservoir analysis. He also has vast experience in solvent based recovery process & thermal reservoir engineering practices including heat management techniques, field pilot designs and data analysis. He has a proactive and identifiable track record of designing and implementing field development and EOR projects for conventional and unconventional oil. He has successfully developed and executed several strategic technology programs that focus on energy, environment & instrumentation. As President and Principal Consultant, Dr. Akinlade oversees all of the diversified services of the company, domestically and internationally. Dr. Akinlade worked for Statoil Canada as a Lead Reservoir Engineer and Technology Portfolio Manager. He also previously worked for ConocoPhillips Canada, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF), as well as University of Alberta as an Adjunct Professor (2007 – 2008). Dr. Akinlade earned a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He was granted two patents and authored/co-authored several technical papers in both international Journals and Conferences. Presently, Dr. Akinlade is a member of International Technical Committee for World Heavy Oil Congress.
John Palmer, P.Eng is a Principal Advisor at OGAB Engineering, professional petroleum engineer with over 39 years of experience in a variety of onshore oil and gas developments, offshore oil and gas developments and oil sands (SAGD & mining) developments. His functional experience includes reservoir engineering, drilling and completions engineering, production engineer and production operation roles. John has lead several multidisciplinary and cross-functional teams in evaluating, planning, executing and optimizing oil and gas developments. He also has over 30 years of corporate Reserves and Resource evaluation, management and disclosure leadership experience. Most recently John had heavy oil subsurface management and advisory roles with Statoil Canada Ltd (2010 – 2015). Prior to that he was the Corporate Reserves Management Specialist with Suncor (2009-2010), had a variety of engineering leadership roles with Petro-Canada (1979 – 2009), and was a field engineer for Schlumberger (1977-1979).
Dr. Olawale (Wale) Shokoya, P.Eng is a Principal Consultant at OGAB Engineering. Wale is a petroleum reservoir engineer with over 20 years international experience (in 5 continents) in hands-on reservoir engineering research, technology development and deployment, oil field development, reservoir surveillance and reservoir management. His expertise includes enhanced oil recovery in conventional and unconventional reservoirs, reserves assessment and reporting as well as reservoir simulation. He worked for Royal Dutch Shell (Canada and International) in a variety of roles including cluster/asset development lead, lead reservoir engineer, asset reserves coordinator, as well as front end development manager and project execution manager for infill development (from identification to drilling and commissioning). Other areas of expertise are in miscible/immiscible gas injection, solvent assisted recovery systems and commercial steam flood development and operations. Wale earned a Ph.D. and M.Sc. degree in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering from The University of Calgary. He is a registered professional engineer in the province of Alberta, Canada and has contributed to petroleum engineering technical literature through peer-reviewed technical publications.