We present world class drilling fluids experts who know how to teach. Our instructors are international consultants who are still actively working in the oil industry. They will deliver practical and technical mud engineering knowledge during an intensive 5 weeks training.

Our instructors have and will allow access to high quality course material and laboratory facilities. The knowledge they share is drawn mainly from their careers with major service companies such as the “Big Three” M.I Swaco (Schlumberger), Bariod (Halliburton), and Baker Hughes Fluids (General Electrics- BH) and their work for multinational E & P companies like  Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Total, British Gas (now Shell), Anadarko (Apache), Ophir Energy Plc, British Petroleum, Conoco Phillips and Perenco.

With the intense experience and passion for teaching that our instructors possess we guarantee a 100% teaching experience that would be flawless and fulfilling in the theory, practical and site visits and that all attendees will finish the course with sufficient knowledge to perform successfully as drilling, workover and completion fluids professionals.

GBENGA AINA:  Mr Gbenga Aina is a 30 year experienced drilling fluids expert who was trained by Baroid (now Halliburton Drilling Fluids). Starting out with NNPC Petroleum Inspectorate, he has subsequently worked in Nigeria, in Asia, the Middle East and Africa as a drilling fluids consultant in addition to managing drilling fluids projects for client companies. Previously Gbenga has also been privileged to mentor quite a few drilling fluids engineers.


Mr. Femi has a B.Eng in Polymer and Textile Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Owerri and an MSC from the Robert Gordon Univerisity U.K in Drilling and Well Engineering. Having started his drilling fluids career with Baker Hughes as an intern Femi joined Geo-Fluids and later M.I Swaco Nigeria Ltd. He has 17 years of domestic and international drilling fluid experience having consulted for M.I Swaco outside Nigeria and later also consulted for Baker Hughes in the Middle East. Boma Femi has undergone extensive oil and gas industry training in the U.S.A and he has co-authored some technical presentations. He has worked with various types of Drilling fluids and also has varied experience working on the different types of rigs such as land rigs, jack ups, semi-submersibles, drill ships etc



Joyce has a  Master Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Port Harcourt and over 15 years experience in drilling fluids technology. She has been trained both locally and internationally in various drilling fluid capacities. Whilst with Geo-Fluids Joyce rose to the position of Deputy General Manager Operations. She was saddled with the responsibility for the general supervision and control of all drilling fluid personnel and engineering, filtration, Well-bore clean-up activities and customer satisfaction.        


Kunle Teniola has a BSc. in chemistry and an M.Tech in chemical /petrochemical Engineering from the Rivers State University of Science And Technology. Having previously worked for Baker Hughes and Hamilton Nigeria he is presently the General Manager at Jemmtek Resources Limited. Kunle has over 25 years experiences in drilling fluids engineering.  



Engr. Dr. EJIOGU Ibe Kevin is currently a Senior Research Officer in a parastatal domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. Dr. Ejiogu Ibe is a distinguished scientist, academician, researcher, drilling fluid specialist, administrator and economist.  He has a B.Eng. in Polymer and Textile Engineering Technology and an M.Sc. in Polymer Science and Engineering.  He has bagged a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Technology in 2019 from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.  Dr. Ejiogu Ibe has over 12 years’ experience in the industry in the areas of polymer/allied products processing, polymer synthesis, polymer reactions, polymer chemistry, polymer engineering, drilling fluid chemicals, drilling fluid mechanisms, well control and environmental waste management.  Engr. Dr. Ejiogu Ibe. K is passionate about developing new, innovative, effective, and efficient methods for positive advancement in the industry.

Dr. Shrikant Kumar  Mahapatra

Dr. Shrikant has done M.Sc and Ph.D in Chemistry from India. He has worked for 37 years in Oil Industry in different capacity. He worked for 25 years with Oil And Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) the National Oil Company of India. During his tenure with ONGC, he worked as Drilling Fluid Engineer both in onshore and off shore oil filed. He left ONGC in 2005 and joined Petroleum development Oman (PDO) in Muscat as Production Chemist. During his stay in Muscat he presented a paper on curing losses with cement slurry in the ADIPEC-2008. He has also done few laboratory studies on polyamine and magnesium peroxide. He has joined ADMA-OPCO in April 2009 as Drilling Fluid Engineer (Q & S). He was involved in the Quality of Mud Chemicals and Drilling Fluid and presented papers in International Conferences held in Singapore and Vienna on Shale Inhibition and use of magnesium Peroxide as cake breaker. He had also given lecture on HPHT drilling in a workshop held in Singapore. In 2013 he joined as Regional Technical Manager in Petrochem Performance Chemicals(PPC). During his tenure in PPC, he developed some high density completion fluid. He has also trained Mud Engineers in Kazakhstan and Turkey. He has also written a Drilling Fluid management Manual during his tenure in ADMA-OPCO. After retirement he is engaged in teaching and taught for a brief period in Chandigarh University.