The Team


  • Ola has over 21 years’ experience as a senior project leader in the oil and gas with proven track record of delivering complex projects and achieving positive results in challenging environments. He has extensive international experience in major capital projects, greenfield, brownfield and turnaround/shutdowns. Ola’s specialty is risk management, executed on complex major projects ranging from $250m to $12b. A people focused individual who collaborates with stakeholders to create optimal solutions. Empathic leader with proven track record of delivering through others in multi‐discipline and cross functional teams. Always curious about new way of working that delivers value to stakeholders.

Core Skills

  • Project / Programme Planning and Execution
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Cost and Budget Management
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Interface Management
  • Schedule and Performance Management
  • Vendors and Contractors Management
  • Risk Management
  • Change and Transformation Management
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Agile Management


BP - Project Delivery Lead / Project Manager, Aberdeen 01/2017 – 12/2020

  • Delivered project engineering and project management services on complex major capital projects - both brownfield and greenfield - combined capex in excess of £250m. Took projects through sanction (optimize to define/execute). Safe and successful delivery of projects on schedule, under budget and achieved start-up, stay-up and ramp-up objectives set out at project inception. (EPCC and Hanover – Vorlich Fast-Paced Tie Back; Glen Lyon FPSO defect elimination programme etc).
  • Facilitated project scope development, managed changes to scope, then ensured delivery within the integrated project plan with detailed schedule, resource plan and budget.
  • Delivered project engineering and project management deliverables (PEP, SoR, BoD, WP etc) and ensured value was created through front‐end loading (FLD) and screening. Used data and Quality Decision Assessment (QDA) to drive competitive advantage which resulted in on-time project sanction and approval by stakeholders including JV partners.
  • Identified and addressed key risks, opportunities and vulnerabilities to project delivering, including development and implementation of robust mitigating action plans and contingencies, saving the organisation approx. 10% on CAPEX.
  • Set performance targets and managed project performance against these targets (HSE, quality, schedule, budget & project deliverables). Intervening as needed to ensure they are met. Also, managed the performance of contractors and hold then accountable for scope of work awarded.
  • Developed and implemented Stakeholders engagement plan that improved collaboration and communication across the project team and stakeholders. Maintained accurate records on performance, deviations/concessions, and changes in scope.
  • Escalated conflicts, disputes, and sub-optimal performance where appropriate in order to promote transparency and drive resolution. Managed key contractors, site interfaces and performance targets to ensure smooth project execution.
  • Collaborated with multi-discipline and cross functional subject matter experts and stakeholders (internal and external) to optimise business performance in the efficient delivery of projects including operatorship transfer scope under an innovative novel commercial arrangement.
  • Consistently worked to drive continuous improvement by being clear about expectations, reviewing performance and adjusting guidelines. Identified, communicated, and shared relevant practices, guidance documents, and lessons learned which resulted in improved project delivery and team efficiency.

BP - Senior Project Engineer / Project Delivery Lead, UK and Singapore and Korea 04/2012 – 01/2017

  • Delivered project engineering and management, risk, assurance, and project governance services on complex major EPCC capital projects and programmes - approx. $12b (Quad204 and Claire Ridge Projects). Executed across 3 continents and 5 countries.
  • Facilitated project scope development, identified, and evaluated gaps against projects and stakeholders’ requirements. Communicated gaps and updated project scope and schedule requirements which resulted in better KPI definitions through-out the project life cycle.
  • Delivered and maintained Project Execution Plan, identified project requirements, and ensured personnel, resources and services are contracted appropriately and in a timely fashion.
  • Collaborated with internal functional team and ensured sufficient levels of project delivery support was provided. Delivered innovative enterprise system for Operating Management System, Project Management Controls and Risk Management including training of users, which resulted in 30% cost savings from manual operation.
  • Delivered risk, assurance, interface, and vulnerability activities including readiness reviews and Go No Go’s that enhanced project successful outcome. Ensured that results were communicated to Senior Management and stakeholders.
  • Managed the project risk and assurance activities of vendors and contractors and ensured that company’s objectives are implemented and achieved with regards to cost, schedule and quality of deliverables and products.
  • Chaired compliance and performance activities including reporting requirement with vendors and contractors, ensured potential concerns and delays were addressed.
  • Consistently drive continuous improvement by reviewing performance and lessons learnt which resulted in project outcome predictability. Developed and supported a high performing team that enhanced successful project execution.

Operators, OEMs and Engineering Consultancy Companies, UK and Overseas 2000 – 2012

  • Project Manager / Project Engineer
  • Managed multi discipline and cross functional team in the delivery of various Offshore and Onshore projects both brownfield and greenfield (EPC, EPCC, Feasibility Studies, FEED, PMC, etc) in multiple locations. Project values ranges from £50k to £50m.


  • Master of Science, Advanced Technology Management, University of Wolverhampton
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, University of Ado Ekiti
  • Associates Certificates, Project Management, George Washington University


  • Construction Design and Management
  • APMQ
  • Prince 2
  • Professional Scrum Master
  • Various Engineering, Project Management and People Management Courses

Professional Affiliations

  • Member Institute of Engineering and Technology – IET
  • Member Project Management Institute – PMI