Engr. Felix Omatsola Ogbe
Engr. Felix Omatsola Ogbe was appointed as the Executive Secretary (ES) of the NCDMB on December 7, 2023, by His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR. In this role, he is saddled with the responsibilities of overseeing the entire operations and management of the organization.
Engr. Felix Ogbe will have oversight over Nigerian Content performance in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. He will drive the 10-Year Strategic Roadmap which the NCDMB instituted in 2017 with a target of 70% Nigerian Content retention at the end of 2027. He will also lead the continent-wide local content initiatives driven by NCDMB in partnership with organisations such as APPO, Afrexim Bank, AfDB, etc.
Prior to his appointment, Engr. Felix Ogbe was the Managing Director BREFEL Limited/NIMA Energy LLC. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing various projects executed by the company across the oil and gas industry, medical and Medicare services/projects, within and outside Nigeria.
He spent 24 years in Chevron Nigeria Limited, from 1990 – 2014, retiring voluntarily to set up his private firm. He has varied and extensive experience in oil and gas facilities, onshore and offshore; LNG; Water Drilling, Treatment, and Storage facilities; Civil, Building, and Dredging; and other construction experience in Nigeria, Africa, Busan South Korea, and United States of America from Conceptions, Engineering Designs, Project, and Construction Management to Commissioning Phase.
He managed several in-house construction services to support CNL activities and operations in Nigeria including the Escravos Gas to Liquid (EGTL) Plant and Gas Plant in Escravos, Nigeria; the Escravos Gas Project (EGP – 3B), Lagos and Warri; East Area (Rivers, Bayelsa, Imo & Offshore Construction group), with responsibility for Engineering Designs and Construction requirements to support East Area, overseeing fabrication yards construction activities, oil production activities and drill sites preparation in swamp locations in Rivers State; whilst also supervising construction of buildings for living and office accommodation.
He also served at the San Ramon, California, USA Headquarters of Chevron where he worked on Project Estimation, Costing and Budgeting, Projects Specifications and Implementation, Safety in Design, Use of Software for project costing and budgeting (COPES), etc.
He has attended several courses both within and outside Nigeria including but not limited to Design and Construction Strategy for Oil and Gas Production Facilities, Project Execution and Management, amongst others, and he is a member of several professional organizations, some of which are: Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers; Member, Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN), and American Institute of Civil Engineers.
Engr. Felix Ogbe holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and another Master of Science (MSc) degree in Construction Management.
The Executive Secretary’s personal interest and hobbies include Football, Music, Travelling, Reading, and Writing.
He is married with children.