Raphael Akaeze R

Raphael Akaeze

Calgary, Alberta

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About me:

A Petroleum Engineer with excellent professional record of accomplishment with Shell, Petrobras International, Sinopec-Addax Petroleum Development Company and RPS Canada. Experience covers conventional and unconventional reservoirs on land, swamp and deep water environments. Other skills include Planning, Economic Evaluation and Systems Thinking. Strong ability to engage and communicate with multidisciplinary teams, subject matter experts and stakeholders.


Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development Degree August 2017 University of Calgary, AB 

Master of Science, Engineering and Technology Management Degree May 2016 Colorado School of Mines, Colorado 

Master of Engineering, Petroleum Well Engineering September 2006 Curtin University of Technology, WA 

Bachelor of Engineering, Petroleum November 1991 University of Benin, NGA


Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited                                         Nov 2017 – Present Principal Petroleum Engineer | Asset Lead - Provide technical leadership to Production Engineering function

RPS Group Calgary                                                                                              Mar 2012 – Jun 2012 

Senior Production Engineering Specialist : Engagement and implementation consultant on production engineering to provide solutions to local and international clientele. .Accountable and responsible for engineering analysis, evaluation and solution development to create value for clients . Reviewed completion design and optimization projects to create value for our clients .Conceptualized, planned and designed a gas gathering network systems model for over 1000 gas wells development 

Addax Petroleum Development Company                                                          Jan 13 – Jan 15

 Senior Production Technologist  -Accountable for daily production monitoring, management and production optimization, and provide consultative role in well completion  and artificial lift design and optimization, including well integrity management

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company                                                 Aug 10 – Mar 12 

Senior Production Technologist | Lead Wells & Reservoir Management ▪ -Lead daily monitoring of over 24 producing and 12 injection wells to ensure optimization of their performance to maintain 250,000 BOPD through the efforts of effective and efficient integrated multidisciplinary team of engineers and geoscience professionals

Shell Petroleum Development Company                                                                   Jun 06 – Jul 10

 Production Technologist ▪ -Coordinated multidisciplinary team of engineers and geoscience professionals in oil and gas production surveillance and optimization of 10 oil and gas fields producing to four flow stations with annual production of 80000 BOPD consistently for three years, with minimum operational costs and no safety incident. 

 Lead gas field modeling study that resulted in cost savings of US$8 Million and recommended practical solutions  Facilitated monthly and annual well integrity reviews to ensure safe operations, maximize asset performance and ensure compliance with regulatory and company health, safety, security and environmental requirements. 

Petroleo Brasileiro Nigeria Limited                                                                           Feb 03 – Jun 06 

Drilling Engineer : Worked with Petrobras International Global Drilling and Completions Team to the design wells, and implement operational drilling and completion programs for exploratory wells offshore Nigeria . Developed database in MS Access for 16 drilling support services for flexible administration and management of vendor’s multi million service contracts. ▪.Coordinated offshore support logistics for the drilling operations in a safe and cost-effective manner. 

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