Total Appoints Bandele as Deepwater District’s DMD

October 5, 2020
Victor Bandele

By Adedapo Adesanya 

The board of Total E&P Nigeria Limited has approved the appointment of Mr Victor Bandele as the Deputy Managing Director (DMD) in charge of the company’s Deepwater District.

Before his current position, Mr Bandele was the Executive Director in charge of the company’s Port Harcourt/JV District where he oversaw activities of three main technical divisions and two support entities within the district.

Mr Bandele joined the company as a Trainee Reservoir Engineer in 1993. He was involved in many subsurface field 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.

A quintessential professional, he has held important positions in operations, projects and management within Nigeria and overseas including 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 & Assets management within the JV District and 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 Nigeria Ltd as Executive Director, JV District.

During his tenure in this position, Total E&P Nigeria Ltd made several landmark achievements including but not limited to the completion of the OFON Phase 2 development, the commencement of domestic gas supply through the Obite, Ubeta, Rumuji/Northern Option Pipeline(OUR/NOPL) infrastructure as well as the launch of the Ikike field development project.

Mr Victor Bandele, 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.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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