Valentine Iheasirim


Valentine Iheasirim is a vastly experienced Oil & Gas professional with over 23 years practical experience.

He started his career with Sedco Forex where he excelled in various capacities in Nigeria, Angola, North Sea and France.  His rig operating experience spans the spectrum of Swamp Drilling Rigs, Tender Assist Rigs, Jackup Rigs and Semi-Submersible Rigs.

Valentine further joined Royal Dutch Shell (SPDC) in 2005 where he held various positions as a Drilling Engineer, Snr Well Engineer, Snr Concept Well Engineer where he designed and drilled deep oil & gas wells which immensely contributed to Nigeria’s power projects.

Prior to joining OES Energy Services Limited in 2011, he was Head HSSE & SP Wells & UIG Wells Regional HSE Manager Royal Dutch Shell – SPDC, overseeing HSSE matters for Gulf of Guinea (Cameroon, Gabon and Nigeria). Valentine is a graduate of the Federal Universities of Technology (FUTO) with a degree in Electrical Electronics Engineering and an alumni of Cambridge Judge Business School UK.

He also serves as the current Vice Chairman of IADC Nigeria Chapter.