Engr S.D. Thomas (MNSE, P.Eng.) – Chief Executive Officer
Engr S.D. Thomas is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Oil Limited. He has over 37 years of experience in the oil and gas industry majoring chiefly in Process & Facilities Engineering & Project Management. Engr. Thomas worked for 21 years with the Shell Group and managed a variety of increasingly complex engineering projects and general management roles in both Nigeria and Holland before setting up Frontier Oil Ltd.
He resigned from Shell in 1998 to set up Tri-Ocean Nigeria Engineering Ltd., a joint venture between Tri-Ocean Engineering Ltd and Leed Technology Ltd providing engineering and related services to the international oil companies in Nigeria. In 2001, with other Nigerian partners he bought out Tri-Ocean Engineering Ltd and re-branded the company as Fairshores Ltd and also founded Frontier Oil in 2001.
Engr Thomas is a graduate of Loughborough University of Technology, United Kingdom and is a registered engineer in Nigeria and Alberta, Canada.
P. Egele (S.P.E) – Joint Venture Technical Director
Mr Egele with, over 35 year oil industry experience, started his career with the Shell Group in Nigeria as a junior Geophysicist / Seismologist. Within the course of a career that spanned more than 27 years, he served as Head of Evaluation (Chief Geologist), Exploration Manager, and Petroleum Engineering Manager. In these positions, he was responsible for the discovery, development and optimization of a number of major oil and gas reserves within and outside Nigeria (including the Dutch North Sea).
A successful sub-surface evaluator who has held senior management positions in Shell Nigeria, made significant contributions to Shell Group's reserves growth through successive discoveries (e.g. the Awoba Field discovery, the HB Offshore Field discovery, the Santa Barbara South Field discovery and many more in the North Sea).
Prior to retirement from Shell, Mr Egele served as the Shell Africa Regional Non Operated Assets manager with responsibility for exploration, development and optimization of hydrocarbon assets throughout Sub Sahara Africa (Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Angola, Namibia) and Mauritania for the Shell Group. He retired from Shell in May, 2007 and joined the FOL Uquo JV team as the Development Director responsible for sub-surface development of the Uquo Marginal Field.
Mr Egele is a well-known industry expert on the geology of the Niger-Delta, as well as a Fellow and past President of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) amongst other international and local exploration societies.
Mr Egele graduated from the University of Ibadan with a degree in Geology. He has been seconded to the Uquo Joint Venture operations by Seven Uquo Gas Limited.
W.Adefila – Operations Director
Mr. Adefila started his career as a Seismologist in the oil and gas industry working with a number of international seismic data acquisition companies. In 1992, he joined Shell Nigeria and for a period spanning more than 12 years, worked on various assignments ranging from managing complex seismic field operations to sub-surface development.
Mr. Adefila joined the Frontier Oil team in 2005 as the Sub-surface Development Manager and rose to the post of Operations Director, a role in which he has the responsibility for the management, coordination and execution of all field operations on Frontier Oil’s Uquo Marginal Field, including a major seismic data acquisition campaign during the turbulent 2006/2007 period in the Niger-Delta.
Mr. Adefila obtained a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Ibadan and M.Sc. in Applied Geophysics from the University of Port Harcourt.
D.Alabi – Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Frontier Oil Limited, Mr. Alabi was the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Investment Banking at Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited where he managed a team responsible for the origination, structuring and execution of raising investment capital as well as financial and strategic advisory transactions.
In a career spanning more than 17 years, Mr. Alabi has occupied various roles in corporate finance, starting with his Associate years at Bank of America Securities in New York where he gained significant financial advisory experience, executing public and private market transactions with a focus on capital raising and M&A activities. Mr Alabi also trained as a Financial Manager and Analyst with Investment Banking and Trust Company Limited (now Stanbic IBTC Bank Limited) where he held roles in the Treasury and Private Wealth Management units. During this period he developed relevant skills in Money Market & Currency Trading, Product Development, Portfolio Management, Project Management and Business Process Engineering.
Mr Alabi joined the Frontier Oil team in 2012 and oversees the Company’s commercial and finance functions. He holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Lagos and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
Dokun Adeyemo – Human Resource Advisor
Mr. Adeyemo started his career in Shell Nigeria and in a period spanning more than 20 years, he served in various roles in the Human Resources Management and Project Management functions in both Nigeria and the Netherlands. During this period, he developed key competencies which include keen insight into the challenges of organizational systems and leadership; individual and team performance management skills; and conflict management skills, garnered through several successful engagement and negotiations with top management and the Unions in the oil & gas industry, etc.
Mr Adeyemo holds a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ibadan and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Lagos. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, Nigeria.