George Osahon Is New Department of Petroleum Resources Director in Nigeria
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)’s new Director is Mr George Osahon. His appointment was approved on Thursday by President Goodluck Jonathan and he is to take over from Osten Olorunshola who was appointed to the position in 2011.
Osahon, who is the current President, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) is to bring to the new position his over 30 years experience in the petroleum sector. Previous positions held by the new DPR director include Group General Manager, National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS); Managing Director, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC).
George Osahon is the Managing Director of Geo Concept Technical Limited, a company devoted to assisting assets holders and service companies in the upstream sector of the industry. The company is involved in manpower supply, market trends and forecasts, HSE and community management and other advisory services.
Mr Osahon obtained a BSc degree in geology from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1974 and an MSc degree in Petroleum Geology from Imperial College, London in 1981. He joined NNPC in 1976 and rose to the position of Chief Geologist before leaving for the private sector in 1992.
Mr Osahon returned to NNPC in 2005 as the managing director of NPDC then Group General Manager (GGM) of NAPIMS and lastly GGM Nigerian Content before exiting the Corporation in July 2009.