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Celebrating An Icon... Emmanuel Egbogah, OON.. (1942-2018)

Dr. Emmanuel Egbogah was the founder and executive chairman of Emerald Energy Resources. He was a recognized authority on petroleum policy, enhanced oil recovery (EOR), stimulation procedures, and multidisciplinary team approach to field development planning and reservoir management. During his more than 40 years in the industry, he held several executive leadership and policy advisory positions.

He was the Presidential Adviser on Petroleum Matters to President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Member, National Economic Management Team and Chairman of the Governing Board, Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority. He served as African Union Peace Ambassador to Sudan in the role of Chairman, Petroleum Monitoring Committee, responsible for the implementation of the Agreements on Oil and Related Economic Matters between the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan. He was the Technical Advisor and Technology Custodian for the Malaysian Oil and Gas Company, PETRONAS.

Dr. Egbogah was a former Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Africa Regional Director and Honorary Member of SPE.

A supporter of energy technology education and human capital development, Egbogah’s philanthropic endeavors included several endowments in some academic institutions such as:

• Emerald Energy Institute, University of Port Harcourt
• Bioenergy Research Laboratory, University of Port Harcourt
• Emmanuel Egbogah Building, University of Ibadan
• A Round Table at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Other universities that benefitted from his generosity include:
• Bells University of Technology, Ota
• Federal University of Technology, Owerri, and
• Lagos State University, Lagos

He invested 101 Mac Computers in his secondary school alma mater, Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha, for the teaching of computer science.

Dr. Egbogah authored and co-authored over ninety (90) technical papers and two (2) books. He was a recipient of several industry accolades and the National Honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger from the government of Nigeria.