The Board of Directors of French giant, Total Exploration and Production (E&P) Ltd has announced the appointment of Mr Victor Bandele, as its new Deputy Managing Director in charge of the oil firm’s Deepwater District with effect from September 23, 2020.
This disclosure was made by Country Communication Manager, Total E&P Nigeria Ltd, Mr Charles Ebereonwu, in a statement that was issued on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, in Lagos.
According to a report from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Bandele, who is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, takes over from Mr Ahmadu-Kida Musa, who has retired from the company after a successful 35-year career.
The statement pointed out that prior to his current position, Bandele was the Executive Director in charge of the company’s Port Harcourt and Joint Venture District, where he supervised the activities of 3 main technical divisions and 2 support entities within the district.
It states that Bandele joined the company as a Trainee Reservoir Engineer in 1993. He was involved in many subsurface fields, management and development activities onshore and offshore, including some non-operated assets of the company until 2004 when he became the Geosciences and Reservoir engineering (GSR) team leader for the offshore OML 99 Assets.
The new Deputy Managing Director has held several important positions in operations, projects and management within Nigeria and overseas. These include serving as GSR Manager for Akpo Field which was the first Deepwater development project executed by Total in Nigeria.
He was Executive General Manager, GSR and Assets management within the JV District and also worked as Petroleum Architect in the Development Studies entity at Total’s headquarters in Paris. He returned to the Nigerian subsidiary as Executive General Manager, Special Duties, JV District in 2015, and was later appointed to the Board of Directors of Total E&P Ltd, as the Executive Director, JV District, where he made several landmark achievements.