Dr Nimi Abili
Chief Executive Officer, Greater Offshore
Dr. Abili is an internationally experienced Subsea Project Professional and Executive
Management Advisor, accomplished in operating commercially within the Energy
industry. He is a dynamic and proactive project engineering manager who excels at
developing and executing oil and gas/renewable energy projects through the
management of field development assets with 20 years of expertise in development
project value drivers across the value chain and extensive working knowledge of staged
gate project maturation process. Prowess in minimizing project costs while delivering
results in advance of scheduled deadlines. Dr. Abili is actively involved in exploration &
production, Offshore Wind Energy, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, strategic
business development, financial risk management, policy formulations, cutting-edge
technology innovations, value engineering, subsea systems engineering, operations
management and management of multi-disciplinary teams in the offshore Industry.
Throughout his career, he has overseen the completion of multiple CAPEX projects
valued at over $12 billion in growth opportunities and cash flow.
Dr. Abili holds a PhD & MSc on Subsea Engineering from a prestigious school at Cranfield
University, England; an MBA in Oil and Gas at Middlesex University London, England; and
a BEng in Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Hons) at the University of Sunderland,
England. He has professional working experience with Major IOCs, including Shell and
Eni, Cameron (a Schlumberger company) and top management consulting as a Chief
Advisor, covering several regional offshore oil and gas/renewable energy development
projects. Dr. Abili is well-travelled internationally on development projects with
regional experiences across UKCS, Norway, Germany, Italy, France, Americas, South East
Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa (East & West Africa), particularly on Greenfield, Brownfield
and Marginal field developments on Onshore, shallow-water and deepwater assets.
In addition, Dr. Abili is Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Marine Engineer (CMarEng)
and Fellow, of the membership committee in the Institute of Marine, Engineering,
Science and Technology (IMarEST) in the UK, charged with assessment for membership,
chartered engineers, chartered scientists and fellows through the Institute’s Royal
Charter and the UK Engineering Council. He has published several international journals
and made major international oil and gas conference presentations such as in Offshore
Technology Conference (OTC), International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC),
Deep Offshore Technology (DOT) International Conference, Offshore West Africa (OWA)
Conference, and Subsea UK as a Thought-Leader and Speaker, where he bagged 3
international industrial 'Best Awards', and has been a reviewer for top international
journals, including Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology (JMET) of the IMarEST.
Dr. Abili has a passion for professional mentoring and leadership in the offshore industry.