Meet some of the training instructors
At School of Energy & Corporate Leadership, we employ the services of quality and knowledgeable instructors who have more than 25 years of education, and industry experience. These instructors have displayed outstanding qualities and won various educational and industry related awards. Their knowledge and passion for their filed of study made them exemplary,
and fit to train, teach, and certify.
Director at Atlantis Offshore Holdings Dr. Keith Millheim received Ph.D. in Mining from University of Loeben in 1992 and M.Sc in Petroleum Engineering the University of Oklahoma in 1964 and B.Sc in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta University in 1963. Keith is the youngest member of the U.S. Engineering Academy. Millheim is currently the CEO of Atlantis Offshore Holdings. He has won several awards and written several books and created innovative tech. for oil and gas.
Assistant Professor (TAMU) C.J. Craft Jr. Faculty Fellow Dr. Eduardo Gildin is an Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, and holder of the CJ Craft Jr. Faculty Fellowship in Petroleum Engineering. Dr. Gildin holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and has held Postdoctoral Fellowships from The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (Center for Subsurface Modeling) at The University of Texas at Austin
International Education Tosin Famrewa has a MS degree in petroleum engineering from University of Southern California, a BS degree in chemical engineering/material science and engineering from University of California at Berkeley. He has various industry sponsored short courses in production, reservoir and facilities engineering, economic and decision analysis, and management. His professional associations include Licensed Professional Engineers in the State of Texas.
Scientific Advisor WesternGeco Schlumberger Dr. Niranjan C. Banik is a Scientific Advisor with the Integrated Solutions Group of Schlumberger-WesternGeco in Houston, Texas. He has been in the oil industry for 28 years, working as an application geophysicist. He has previously worked for Gulf Oil, Arco Oil and Gas, T. D. Williamson, Inc., Texaco, and Unocal.
TerraData Geosciences Mark Miyaoka currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for TerraData GeoSciences (TDGeo), where he is actively promoting Depth Imaging services as well “Solving Depth Issues in Time”. Before his current position, Mark served as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. Prior to TDGeo, Mark served as the Director of Strategy and Business Development for Resolve GeoSciences, Inc.
Senior Consultant AFREN Dr. Ekwere J. Peters has over 35 years of petroleum engineering experience in field operations, petrophysics, higher education and research. He was the holder of the Frank W. Jessen Endowed Professorship and the George H. Fancher, Jr. Endowed Professorship in Petroleum Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin where he was a faculty member and head of department for over 31 years.
CEO., MARESCA Gabriel is the founder and CEO of Marítima de Ecología S.a. de C.V. (MARECSA), Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico. Gabriel has more than 35 years experience in engineering developments, conversion of ships, building marine structures, repairs and well testing. He has a masters degree in Naval architecture. He has designed and built various vessels for sub-sea operations, early tests, and productions.
CEO WestBridge Mr. Tosan Omatsola is an exploration and development Geoscientist with over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has extensive international technical experience with Ivanhoe Energy, Rowena Energy, British Petroleum (“BP”), Texaco (now Chevron) and United Oil and Gas Ltd. Mr. Omatsola has a deep understanding of seismic and subsurface geology related to shallow and deepwater environments, specifically in complex, sub-salt and offshore turbidite environments.
CTO. Charles Yemington is an engineer with over 30 years experience on frontier water depths for the offshore oil and gas industry. Mr. Yemington has expertise in both technical and project management, and has been a responsible engineer on multi-discipline projects spanning mechanical, electrical, structural, and civil engineering; naval architecture; and offshore operations. His deepwater production system experience includes work on: Risers, Trees, Manifolds, Umbilicals, and Controls.
Global Managing Director, Damina Advisors. Sebastian is a leading analyst of Africa frontier markets and was voted among the “Top 30 and under 30 Analysts’ by the New York International Media and is renowed for his accurate ahead of the market “calls” on major political, legislative and socio-economic events in Africa. Sebastian spent 5 years as the sovereign market analyst of sub-Saharan Africa’s largest economies.
Legal Officer Elvis Angyiembe divides his law practice between domestic and international oil and gas matters. As an oil and gas title attorney, Elvis advises clients on matters related to producing properties in North and South Texas. Internationally, Elvis advises clients on matters relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.S. trade embargoes, and export controls. A native of Cameroon, Elvis has a passionate interest in oil and gas development in sub-Saharan Africa.
Professor of Law Dr. Emeka Duruigbo is nationally and internationally recognized as a scholar and advocate, with a focus on Energy Law, Business Law, and International Law and Development. He is a professor of law at Thurgood Marshall School of Law where he teaches courses in Business and Oil and Gas Law. Prior to joining the faculty at Thurgood Marshall, he was a senior legal counsel at Natural Heritage Institute in San Francisco, a resource development associate at LawFinance Group, Inc.
Ted Borrego Lawfirm Theodore R. (Ted) Borrego attended law school at University of Oklahoma’s College of Law. He began his career with Vinson & Elkin, where he spent five years concentrating principally in the area of oil and gas law. After leaving Vinson & Elkins, Mr. Borrego practiced in Wichita Falls with the firm of Sherrill & Pace, and later, with Johnson & Swanson in Dallas. He teaches petroleum law in University of Houston. He has the texas best oil and gas lawyer award several times.
Partner, Baker & McKenzie Natalie is a partner in Baker and McKenzie, the largest oil and gas firm in the world. Before that, she worked for Angola LNG. Natalie provides legal counsel and support to the project in various areas of the law, with focus on corporate governance matters; contractual issues and dispute resolution related to engineering, procurement and construction of the LNG plant, the power generation plant, and a permanent residential housing complex.
Consultant Bill Brumbaugh is an international new exploration and production ventures consultant. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s in geophysics from the University of Utah. After over 20 years with major oil companies, living and working internationally for longer than he cares to remember, he formed an independent practice advising oil companies, service companies, and foreign state oil companies in both business and technical aspects of petroleum ventures
CTO, Petromarker Dr. Stefan L. Helwig is the chief technology officer of Petromarker. Stefan is responsible for the technical and scientific direction of the company. He initiated and oversees 2D and 3D development and interpretation projects and new multi-component receiver designs. Stefan worked with geophysical technologies, especially electromagnetic.
School of Energy & Corporate Leadership (SECOL) is a global organization that uses award winning experts in providing training in the areas of energy, oil, gas, petrochemicals, regulations, law, leadership, organizational development , management, finance and economics. We believe strongly in the philosophy that humans are the greatest assets of any country or organization, and therefore should be nurtured with continuous quality training to enhance productivity, efficiency, effectiveness, reliability and competitiveness. SECOL will continue to create dynamic environment for capacity building, ensuring high performance, strategic agility, and leadership that would help organizations attain their goals and enable nations optimize socio- economic growth.