Contact Information

  • Ifueko Akpata
    (832) 439-3632


Global Resource Play Development | Techonology Innovation  |  Digital Transformation

♦ I am a Petroleum Engineer with global experience in developing innovative technology for various major resource plays. I have  experience driving strategy for entire product development cycle from concept to commercialization. I have led global portfolio consisting of chemical, digital technology and automated equipments generating over $650M annual revenue. I delivered several digital software applications to drive drilling efficiency, maximum conventional and uncoventional asset while reducing cost and drilling days by 30%.

♦ I excel at delivering new products across disciplines (chemistry, engineering, software), business units and divisions, bringing multi-industry mindset and transferable skills in a multi-cultural agile environment.

♦ I have 21 years of drilling and wellbore stability, production experience, integrating geological surveys and well-site data to estimate oil and gas reserves, predict reservoir behavior and develop cost-effective drilling solutions to maximize oil & gas recovery in various plays.

Adept at economic analysis, reserves estimates, well testing, well drilling and workover planning, reservoir sealing, and PVT analysis of reservoir fluids, playing key roles in multimillion-dollar field development and recommending best practise to maximize asset value and reduce drilling costs by up to 25%.

♦ As a strategic business partner, I have led highly effective teams globally located in different locations across North America, Latin America, AsiaPac, Europe, Middle East to boost market share and revenue by creating innovative products customized to maximize wellbore value

♦ As a skilled regional manager, I orchestrated people development process, elevated staff performance and development by providing a robust competency program, ongoing feedback, setting clear goals that align with business objectives, and selling vision to organization.

♦ I am a well-rounded visionary leader that connect across all corporate levels and drives change by growing a trusted advisor relationship with all stakeholders

♦ As an inclusive leader, I established a global diversity and inclusion program to attract, retain, grow talent globally. I empower team members to deliver continuous improvement goals and objectives which resulted in over $35M cost reduction while achieving 25% reduction in attrition rate and boosting Female STEM hiring by a target of 30%.





Deepwater, Offshore and Land Resource Development globally.

Awards and Certifications

SAFe certified Agilist
SAFe Certified Product Manager
SAFe Certified Scrum Master

Global Rising Star Award for Baroid Drilling Fluids
Golden Key International Honor Member
3x Halliburton MVP Award Recipient
Intellectual Property Leader
Recognized on COGA News as New face In the Industry


Technical Skills
Drilling Operations • Wellbore Stability & Integrity Testing • HSE & OSHA • Safety Training • Production Methods • AFE & Cost Analysis • Resource Management • Pumping & Cementing • Geological Formation Data • Logistics • Enhanced Oil Recovery • Strategic Partnerships • Client Relations • Dynamic Modeling • Surveillance Engineering • Risk Analysis • Project Management • Strategic Planning • Regulatory Compliance • Reservoir Modeling & Simulation • Pressure Transient Analysis • Stakeholder Relation • Production Forecast • Process Improvement • Communication • Oil Field Development

Artificial Intelligence / Data Analytics Skills
Python, Tableau & PowerBI

Leadership & Technology / Product Development Skills
Program Management • Portfolio Management • Project Management • Product Development /System Integration • Process Improvement • Technology Operations • Remote Operation • Strategy / Global Team Management • Research & Development • Technology Roadmaps • Strategic Planning • Team Development • Innovation • Change Management • Operations Leadership • Communication Strategies • Intellectual Asset Management • Global Leadership & Sustainability Strategy • Digital Transformation • Agile Framework Methodology / Techniques


Master of Science (MSc), Petroleum Engineering – Heriot-Watt University, Edinburg, UK - 2019
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Corporate Finance – University of Colorado, Denver, CO - 2011
Bachelor’s Degree, Microbiology (Chemistry Minor) – Edo State University, Nigeria - 1998