Mr. M. A. Fiddi has been appointed as the Group General Manager, NAPIMS. Prior to his recent appointment, he was the General Manager, Production Sharing Contract (PSC) Division.
He was also charged with the responsibility of overseeing Frontier Exploration activities. Mr. Fiddi obtained his first degree (B.Sc. Geology) in 1978 from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida and a Mini MBA (2007) from the CWC School of Energy, Houston, both in USA.
Mr. Fiddi joined the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on January 20, 1981 and was deployed as a Well Site Geologist in the Exploration and Exploitation (E & E) Division under the tutelage of Late Aret Adams. While working in NNPC as an Exploration Geologist, he was seconded to Shell Petroleum Development Company, Port Harcourt, Chevron in San Ramon, USA and ExxonMobil offices in Dallas, USA for further on the job training.
Before his appointment as the Group General Manager, NAPIMS, Mr. Fiddi had worked in various capacities in the Upstream Sector of the Oil and Gas Industry. These include Executive Director, Nigeria Sao Tome & Principe Joint Development Authority; Manager, Exploration, PSC Division, NAPIMS; Deputy Manager, Drilling Project Planning and Liaison, NPDC, Benin.
He at various times served as Technical Assistant to the General Manager, Operations, NAPIMS and the Group Executive Director, Exploration and Production, NNPC Corporate Head Quarters where he participated in the World Bank Project on the review of the Nigerian Petroleum Sector and EA & Amenan/ Nkpono alternative funding Project.
As the Deputy Project Leader, OMLs 64/66 Field Development Project with SINOPEC, he headed the Technical Committee that evaluated the possibility of re-entering OML 66 wells drilled 40 years ago. He was involved in the establishment of Nigerian Geodata Base Project.
Mr. Fiddi is a member of several professional bodies and recreational clubs including Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Benin Club, Ikoyi 1938 Club and the IBB Golf & Country Club. Mr. Fiddi has flare for swimming, Tennis, Reading and Golfing.
He is happily married with children.