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.



John Palmer is a Principal Advisor at OGAB Engineering with over 40 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 engineering 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).


Arman Sunaryo, P. Geo is a Principal Consultant at OGAB Engineering.  He has 30 years of diverse and international experience in petroleum development and production with expertise in conventional and unconventional developments, Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) oilsands/heavy oil, field development, reservoir characterization and 3D modeling.  He has been involved in all stages of development/production fields, modeling, well planning, drilling monitoring, operation and formation evaluation. His worldwide experience includes Indonesia, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Yemen and Canada.  Previously, Mr. Sunaryo worked for different multinational Oil and Gas and consultant companies.


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.


Anthony Aming is a Digital Full Stream Transformation Advisor and geophysicist at OGAB Engineering. He graduated from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1980 with a BS, Honours in Geophysics (First Class Honours). Currently he is a seasoned practicing full stream digital transformation expert sharing his knowledge and expertise throughout the industry, globally. He has 39 years exploration and exploitation for Oil & Gas with Amoco Production Company Canada (projects in Canada and the USA), Amoco Production Company International (projects in the United Arab Emirates and Oman), The Trinidad and Tobago Oil Company (TRINTOC)(several exploration and exploitation projects in and around Trinidad and Tobago), and Amoco Trinidad Oil Company (Chief Geophysicist), Western Geophysical (Chief Geophysicist for Multiclient data acquisition, processing, interpretation and delivery to customers). Using his Enterprise Architecture (Business Domain), Lean Six Sigma, Portfolio, Project, Product and Program management expertise at Baker Hughes, a GE Company, he has led several successful global projects and initiatives in Digital Transformation, Remote Operations, Information Technology, Finance, Technology and Oil & Gas Operations. Mr. Aming is now the lead consultant marketing the use of Seisnetics software to do pre-interpretation of seismic volumes to identify prospective areas which could help governments determine the presence of several key play concepts before negotiating new Petroleum licenses.