The Management of Total E&P Nigeria Limited has announced the appointment of Mr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa as Deputy Managing Director, Deepwater District based in Lagos with effect from August 1, 2015. He replaces Mr. Charles Ngoka, who has proceeded on retirement.
According to the company, Musa is a dynamic and focused manager with 30 years outstanding career in oil and gas operations & management. He is a 1984 Engineering graduate (B.Eng. Civil) of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering from the prestigious Institut Francais du Petrole( IFP), Paris, France.
He attended various management and technical courses at the University of Port Harcourt, Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, amongst others. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, a Member of various bodies including the Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria, Nigeria Institute of Management, Society of Petroleum Engineers International and Institute of Petroleum, United Kingdom.
Musa, the company noted, started his professional career in 1985 with Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited as a Trainee Engineer and Materials Co-ordinator – Engineering Department and was later appointed to various positions of responsibility in Production, Operations and Projects.
In September 2014, he was appointed to the Board of Total E&P Nigeria Limited as Executive Director, Port Harcourt District, a position he held until his present appointment as Deputy Managing Director, Deepwater District.
The company also noted that Musa is an avid basketball player, as he is Chairman, Rivers State Basketball Association, Member and South-South Zone representative, Nigerian Basketball Federation and Vice-President, Federation of International Basketball Associations,(FIBA) Africa Zone 3.
Musa is said to be married with four children.
Meanwhile, Total said it has been in the upstream sector of the Nigerian petroleum industry for more than 50 years, noting that the Group’s operated production in Nigeria was 261,000 boe/d in 2013.
The company said deep offshore developments were one of its main growth avenues in Nigeria, where the Group operates the Akpo field in OML 130, which currently produces on the average170,000 barrels per day of condensate and 350 MMscf/day of gas and launched the development of the 16 billion dollars Egina field in the same lease in 2013.
It said when completed, the Egina Deepwater project would add 200,000 bbls/day of oil to Total and Nigeria’s production by 2018.
The company also noted that its offshore production comes from OMLs 99, 100 and 102, which are operated by Total as part of a joint venture with NNPC, adding that the main fields in these leases are Amenam-Kpono, Edikan and Ofon. It said that in December 2014, the Ofon field achieved gas flare-out in its activities, through an expanded programme of the facility.
Source : Independent