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Four Ghanaian oil and gas professionals win Society Of Petroleum Engineers International Awards

BY: graphic.com.gh
Henry Mensah (left) and Dr Riverson Oppong
Henry Mensah (left) and Dr Riverson Oppong

Four Ghanaian engineers have been awarded by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for their contributions to the oil and gas industry in Africa.

They award winners are Henry Mensah, an Engineer Manager at the Petroleum Commission. He won the 2020 SPE Regional Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award.

The SPE Regional Reservoir Description and Dynamics award acknowledge exceptional contributions to the Society of Petroleum Engineers at the section or regional level and recognize singular devotion of time and effort to the programs and development of technical expertise in Reservoir Engineering and its areas.

In the past, Henry has served on the SPE Ghana Section officers board for well over 5 years in various positions including Scholarship Chair.

Another winner, Dr Riverson Oppong, a Commercial Manager at Ghana Gas Company Limited won the 2020 SPE Regional Young Member Outstanding Service Award.

The Regional Young Member Outstanding Service Award recognizes contributions and leadership to the public, the community, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the petroleum engineering profession within the region.

Aside serving as the SPE Ghana Section Programs Chairperson, Riverson has also contributed in diverse roles to the growth of SPE in Ghana and overseas as part of his over 10-year membership of the organisation. He is also a past recipient of several awards at the student’s chapter level. He has presented and published several technical papers in various forums and journals.

The others, Sheena Owusu-Ansah, is an Operations Geologist at Eni Ghana Limited and was awarded the 2020 SPE Regional Formation Evaluation Award.

The Formation Evaluation Award recognize significant achievements or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering areas such as Analysis of Well Performance, Reservoir Monitoring, Formation Evaluation, Reserves Evaluation, Reservoir Petrophysics and Well Logging. The recipients' contributions to any of the areas stand out distinctly and help to advance the discipline.

Sheena currently serves as the SPE Ghana Section Secretary. She has served on the officer’s board for 4 years and more recently represented the section in Lagos for the annual regional officers meeting.  

Roger Addy, a Senior Drilling Engineer at Tullow Oil Ghana Limited was awarded the 2020 SPE Regional Drilling Engineering Award.

The Drilling Engineering Award recognize significant achievements or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of Drilling Engineering. The recipients' contributions to the technology stand out sharply and help to advance the discipline.

Roger has in the past volunteered in various committees of SPE and has presented technical papers in forums and journals.  

The SPE is the largest individual-member organisation serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. Its membership is over 156,000, located in 154 countries with 203 sections and 383 student chapters with 72,000 student members.