Stig Olav Settemsdal
Chief Technology Officer, Offshore Solutions, Siemens, Norway

Stig Olag Settemsdal

CTO and Global Head of Technology Offshore Solution

Dates EmployedApr 2016 – Present

Employment Duration4 yrs 4 mos

LocationOslo Area, Norway


Global Head of Technology, Drilling & Marine

Oct 2014 – Apr 2016

Employment Duration1 yr 7 mos

LocationOslo Area, Norway

Head of technology in the Drilling and Marine segment in Siemens.



PLM Global Head of Drilling Solutions
Feb 2010 – Sep 2014
Employment Duration4 yrs 8 mos
LocationTrondheim Area, Norway
In charge of the technical development of the drilling segment in Siemens Oil&Gas Offshore Solutions


Technical Manager Drilling Drives Development

Apr 2006 – Sep 2012

Employment Duration6 yrs 6 mos

I have been in charge of the development of the BlueDrive drilling drives system since 2008. The BlueDrive Drilling system is a state of the art low voltage fit for purpose marine drives system that is installed on more than 30 drilling rigs world wide by the end of 2010. This system is in constant development to meet the clients specifications and the industry standards. To patents has been filed related to this system for future developement.

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Cany Jobe
Upstream Manager

Gambia National Petroleum Corporation

Eugene Toukam
Commercial Director, SSA
Baker Hughes

Eugene Toukam leads Commercial Development portfolio for Baker Hughes in Sub Saharan Africa.
His role involves driving the company’s efforts in shaping the future of energy on the continent.
Eugene is an energy industry veteran with 28 years’ experience. He started his career at Schlumberger as a field engineer in 1991 and has worked extensively in Western Canada, Europe, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to joining Baker Hughes, Eugene was Vice-President, Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Europe and Africa, Schlumberger based in Paris, France. Before that, for 4 years he led the Schlumberger operations in East Africa (with bases in Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda), during the discovery of large amount of hydrocarbons resources in this region. He built strong local capacity, maintaining strong cooperation with customers and local stakeholders.
Eugene holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. He’s attended professional programs at Harvard University, Colorado State University and IMD Switzerland.
Away from work, Eugene is a keen golfer, with the goal of hitting a single-digit handicap. He’s also passionate about African culture, art and history. He has lived in or visited every hydrocarbon-producing country in Africa. He’s married with lovely children.

AbdulRaham Mijinyaw
Asset Optimization Manager
Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company (SNEPCO)

AbdulRahman Mijinyawa, (AR), is the Asset Optimization, Digital & Technology Manager for Shell Nigeria E&P Company (SNEPCo), responsible for optimizing production and integrating the company’s digital and technology agenda.

AR, who joined Shell in October 2005 as a graduate engineer, has since been involved in business delivery across the full spectrum of the upstream oil and gas industry, both in Nigeria and the Netherlands: from the Gbaran-Ubie Integrated Oil & Gas Project to business transformation and new business development.

A chemical and petroleum engineer by training, he has authored and co-authored various technical papers that cater to interests within and outside the oil industry.

In addition to spending time with his daughter, reading and boxing, AR has a contagious passion for global trends especially digitalization and the energy transition. He is equally passionate about promoting access to education and is a proud ambassador of Teach for Nigeria, an NGO focused on improving teacher capability in underserved schools in Nigeria.

AR also loves the look of bewilderment on people’s faces when he tells them the meaning of his family name in Hausa.

Ekeinde Ohiwerei
General Manager, Technical Services
Nigeria LNG (NLNG)

Starting out as a graduate engineer during the construction of Nigeria LNG’s first two trains, Ekeinde was later seconded as a project engineer to the expansion project NLNG Plus, during which the company’s 4th and 5th trains were designed and constructed. Further assignments in the Shutdown Department, and then rebuilding the site’s reliability function in his first middle management role, completed his technical education. He was then asked to lead the Contracts, Procurement and Material Logistics team, adding the role of Nigerian Content Coordination a little later. After this assignment, led the split of the maintenance and engineering functions and became the company’s first maintenance manager. He later served as Engineering Manager before being appointed General Manager, Technical Services.


Ekeinde has led key corporate activities and initiatives over the years, driving value creation in areas outside his direct remit, these include aggregating all contracting and procurement activities across 6 divisions into one corporate function, the delivery of the Nigerian Content Strategy for the 6 Dual Fuel Diesel Electric (DFDE) ship acquisition review (where he was also a member of the tendering team who negotiated the deal) which delivered in-country capability in manufacturing, design and vessel construction, the Gas Supply Security module of the NLNG Flex strategy review, which laid a foundation for more concrete discussions around the use of alternate gas supply sources. Ekeinde is currently leading the development of technical competitiveness and digital transformation for NLNG.

Oladunni Owo
Chief Executive Officer
BlackGold Authority/Weiji Capital

Oladunni is a versatile business expert with almost 2 decades of cosmic professional experience spanning several industries such as Energy, Oil and Gas, FMCG, Education Management, Ecommerce, Real Estate, Investment banking, NGO (to mention a few) with wide geographical exposures across different countries. She has very strong analytical background designing business decision models for organisations.
Oladunni is also a certified business and career trainer, consultant and prolific writer. She has written several published and unpublished commentaries, quality management documents and professional books. She is the author of the award winning oil and gas book: “Blackgold Refinery Business Made Easy; the ultimate guide to Oil and Gas Refining business”, a book focused on refinery profitability.
As a business consultant and trainer, Oladunni has mentored several upcoming companies with major focus on profitability ensuring the companies made good return on investment (ROI) within realistic payback period. She has also coached several top level business executives. She is a frequent speaker at business events and has anchored several inductions, trainings, seminars and workshops for organisations across the several countries.
Oladunni has a Bachelor of technology degree in Pure and Applied Mathematics, a Masters degree in Business Operations Research with a focus on Strategy and Decision Making. In addition to this she is a member of several professional and institutes across several business fields she represent.

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Funke Taylor
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Axis

Funke Taylor is an Innovative and result-driven Founder/CEO focused on achieving exceptional results.

She founded ‘The Energy Axis’ to provide easier and more efficient ways for suppliers and producers in the Energy Industry to connect, do more business and save resources.                 

 She has also developed an extensive network of business relations that would help her add value to user experience on the energy axis platform.

Funke’s experience running different Energy projects over the years gives her a unique insight into the needs of stakeholders in Energy industry.

Funke is very skilled at providing strategic direction. She has been project co-ordinator in different phases of several projects; from onshore projects valued at tens of millions in US dollars to offshore gas developments.  Funke has a proven ability to create a culture of teamwork, common mission, and consistent top performance. 

Her background is Engineering, and has mentored many graduate Engineers over the years.  She champions causes that leverages technology to improve the way business is done in the energy industry. She believes that deliberate enabling environments would increase the contribution of women to the tech. industry.


Emmanuel Udofia
Chirf Executive Officer/Digital Expert
Suneses Energy

Emmanuel, is multiple award-winning Petroleum Engineering expert with extensive and diversified oil and gas industry experience. He is an authority in Digital Oilfields Transformation following series of hands-on project delivery across assets, including assets in Shell. He recently won the 2020 Africa Regional Management & Information Award of Society of Petroleum Engineers International. 

He is founding partner of Suneses Energy Limited – a leading Digital Oilfields solution provider.

Emmanuel, has served SPE in numerous capacities, published, presented webinars and several technical papers (with great focus on Digital Transformation) in major conferences worldwide. He is a Registered Engineer and Chairman-Elect, Digital Energy sub-committee, Society of Petroleum Engineers International ATCE 2020 in Denver-USA. He holds BEng, MEng, MBA & PhD (in-view).

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