GM, Gas Operations

Mr. Hilary Joseph Akpan​​​

GM Gas Operations

​​Mr. Hilary Joseph Akpan is the new General Manager Gas Division of National Petroleum Investment Services (NAPIMS), NNPC.

He holds a Master’s of Science (MSc.) degree in Petroleum Engineering (1982) from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology United Kingdom and Bachelors of Science (BSc.) Degree in Chemical Technology (1980) University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Mr. Akpan joined the service of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in 19​91 as a Process Engr. in the Engineering and Technical Directorate (ETD).

As a Process Engineer, he was involved in several projects, prominent of which was the Apapa Jetty Rehabilitation Works where he was responsible for Material Procurement and Quality Control.

He rose through the ranks to become a Deputy Manager in 2007 and posted to NipeX. At NipeX, he pioneered the Joint Qualification System (JQS) of NipeX and effectively combined as DM and Ag. Manager JQS, a position that placed enormous responsibility on him and which he feels very proud to have successfully masterminded the setting up of the process and contents of the Joint Qualification System.

In 2010 he became a full Manager in charge of Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) in NAPIMS.

Prior to becoming a GM, Mr. H.J. Akpan has served in different capacities.

  • Technical Assistance to the Group Executive Director (GED), Exploration & Production Directorate (TA to GED E&P).
  • Technical Assistance to the Group General Manager (GGM) NAPIMS.
  • Deputy Manager JQS NipeX.
  • Manager HSSE, NAPIMS.
  • Chairman, Gerrad Road Building Renovation Committee.

Mr. Hilary Akpan is a member of the Nigerian Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He plays Tennis in his leisure time.

He is happily married with children.

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