Segun Omidele joined the company in 2011, as the Senior Vice President for Business Development and New Ventures; and became the Senior Vice President for Exploration and Production in 2012. Mr. Omidele led the transformation of the company from a non-operator to a full operator that delivered exploration and development campaigns in both deep water and onshore. He drove the company’s asset management strategy which resulted in a balanced portfolio that consists of near term production, mid-term development and long term high impact exploration projects in both deep and shallow water as well as onshore. He was appointed the Chief Operating Officer of the company in September 2015.
Mr. Omidele has 36 years of experience in oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Erin Energy, from 2008 to 2011, he was Senior Vice President for Exploration and Production for Allied Energy Corporation in Houston, a privately owned oil and gas exploration and production company with assets in Africa. He also served as the Managing Director of Allied Energy Plc, a subsidiary of Allied Energy Corporation.
Prior to joining Allied Energy Corporation, Mr. Omidele worked for 28 years with Shell companies in Nigeria, UK and USA and left the services of Shell as the Resource Volume Manager for Shell in Africa. He held numerous technical and leadership positions in various Shell locations, including Senior Reservoir Engineer in Shell Exploration and Production Company London; Head Bonga Appraisal in Shell Nigerian Exploration and Production Company, Lagos, Nigeria; Senior Staff Reservoir/Production Engineer in Shell Deepwater Production, New Orleans, USA and Team Leader Deepwater development at Shell Deepwater Services in Houston, USA.
Mr. Omidele has highly diverse experience in all aspects of oil and gas industry and has served in various senior technical and executive leadership positions with engineering, financial and operational responsibilities.
Mr. Omidele holds a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Masters in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston, USA. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.