Each of the companies and who join a Field Ready Alliance nominate a senior technical or operational member of staff to be their Technical Commissioner.
Technical Commissioners play a number of important roles:
- To support the selection of students entering the programme.
- To determine and verify the content of the programme.
- To coordinate field experience visits for students and instructors on behalf of the companies.
- To ‘commission’ (i.e. approve) students as ‘Field Ready’, or not, at the end of the programme.
Ghana Technical Commissioners
Nana Afua Denkye Baëta - GNPC
Nana Afua Denkye Baëta joined the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation in 2008, after 1 year national service with CAL Bank Ltd. Her career had involved rotations with the Environmental, Health and Safety, Drilling and Production Units including going offshore on the semi-submersible rig Eirik-Raude to participate in a drilling operation.
In 2010, she was seconded to the Jubilee Field Integrated Project Team (IPT) based in the Tullow Oil PLC office in Chiswick, London. She was also seconded to the Tullow Ghana Office in Accra a year later, working with the Production Team where she went on the FPSO MV21 Kwame Nkrumah to oversee the opening of a production well.
Nana was a recipient of the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme in its pioneer year in 2011. She graduated from the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, in 2012, with an MSc. in Reservoir Evaluation and Management.
Nana returned to the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) where she was given a new role and an opportunity to apply her newly acquired knowledge to her job. She currently works as a Reservoir Engineer on Ghana’s most prolific oil field, the Jubilee Field, as well as ENI’s Sankofa – Gye Nyame Fields and is a part of GNPC’s Reserves Estimation Team.
Anthony Ade – Baker Hughes
Having studied Mechanical Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah’s University of Science and Technology, Anthony then moved to Baker Hughes.
He has worked as a Field and Technical Engineer based from Gabon, Cameroon and the Congo, before returning to Ghana in 2015 to take up the role of Operations Coordinator.
Richard Eghan – Accra Brewery
Richard holds a BSc Biochemistry Degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology – Kumasi, Ghana. He started his career teaching Biology and Chemistry at secondary school, before moving into Industry.
He has worked for various industrial companies in different countries, including Guinness Ghana, Coca Cola Sierra Leone and Crown Beverages in Kenya.
William Chanayireh – Voltic Ghana Ltd - CCBA
He worked in quarry and construction industries for 2 years as a Maintenance Engineer before joining Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate Ghana as the Computerized maintenance management Specialist and Reliability Engineer.
He joined Voltic Ghana Ltd (Coca Cola Beverage Africa) from February 2018 as the Engineering Manager in charge of Workshop, training and projects for the two Voltic Sites.
Stephanie Otema Dzandu - GNPC
Stephanie Otema Dzandu is currently a reservoir engineer with a major focus on reservoir surveillance and simulation for the Tullow-operated Jubilee Field. She joined the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation as a Petroleum Engineer in 2013. Stephanie initially worked within the various Engineering units (Health, Safety & Environment and Drilling, Production and Reservoir Engineering) and participated in offshore rotations on both drilling rigs and production platforms.
Prior to joining GNPC, she studied at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, USA and graduated with a BA in Chemistry. She then went on to obtain an MSc. in Chemical Engineering from Aalborg University in Esbjerg, Denmark.
Evelyn Effie Quansah - Ghacem Ltd
Evelyn Effie Quansah joined Ghacem Ltd as Human Resource Manager in November, 2011 after over three years and fifteen years in Fiesta Royale Hotel and Provident Insurance Company Limited respectively, all in top management roles with direct responsibility for human resource activities.
In 2014, Evelyn was selected among 35 other Talents from Heidelberg Cement Group which is the parent company of Ghacem to undergo a one (1) year Talent grooming Program in South Africa.
She is currently the Human Resource Manager in Takoradi Plant in charge of all strategic and other Group human resource management activities in Ghacem. Evelyn, holds an Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degrees (Human Resource Management) from the University of Ghana Business School and a certified Human Resource Management practitioner from the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioner, Ghana (IHRMP).
She is also a final year student in the Master of Laws Program (International Dispute Resolution) with Queen Mary University (University of London)- UK
Mozambique Technical Commissioners
Paulinda Manhique - ENH
Paulinda Manhique, Manager for Development and Production. Graduated in Geology from Eduardo Mondlane University, later was graduated Environmental Engineer and MSc. for Business Administration. In this position her main responsibility, among others is to maximize value from existing assets by recommending appropriate and cost effective reservoir depletion schemes to maximize hydrocarbon recovery, generate accurate reserves estimates and production forecasting and Reservoir Management.
It is also her responsibility to ensure the integration of the technical teams in the production Operations and during drilling campaigns, onshore or offshore.
As part of her challenges is a project (two gas fields) in production since 2004 and more than four projects under development stage.
She is alternate representative in the Technical and Operations Committee Meetings within partnerships where ENH has shares(mainly projects on Development and Production stages), and is also responsible to coordinate workshops and Technical Committees.
Franky Maas - Van Oord
Franky is a long term employee of Van Oord with extensive experience in marine construction and oil and gas related projects all over the world.
Franky is a strong believer in Van Oord’s four corporate business values “We create”, “We care”, “We work together” and “We succeed”.
Franky is a civil engineering graduate from the Delft University of Technology.
Caetano Amurane - Kenmare Resources
Caetano is currently an HR manager with Kenmare Resources. He has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources with different multinationals and businesses (including Mozal, Hillside Aluminium, BHPBilliton and Barclays Bank) in different countries including Mozambique, South Africa and Australia.
He holds a Degree in International Relations & Diplomacy from ISRI, Maputo and an MBA from Lisbon, Portugal. He is married with children and lives in Mozambique.
Paulo Roberts – Total
Paulo Roberts is an HR Adviser of Total, based in Maputo. He has 18 years experience in his career and has held numerous leadership positions during his previous career namely:
- General Manager HR (Rio Tinto Coal Moçambique and later ICVL)
- HR Director (Banco Único)
- Country HR Manager (Coca-Cola Sabco)
- HR Manager (Companhia Industrial da Matola)
Paulo holds Honours Degrees in Human Resources Management by Universidade Lusofona- Human Sciences and Technologies in Lisbon.
A Mozambican citizen, Roberts is married with one adult children and one teenager
Jorge Pedro Muianga - HCB
Transmission Systems Director
Mr. Jorge Muianga is currently employed by Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), Mozambique as Transmission System Director of a core business area responsible for the maintenance of the HVDC converter station, AC substations and HVDC and HVAC transmission lines owned by HCB.
Mr Muianga commenced employment with HCB in 2000, and prior to his present position was Engineering Maintenance Director.
He holds an electrical engineering degree from the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane – Mozambique and an MBA from Henley Business School – University of Reading, UK.
Antonio Matola - ENH
António Matola provides asset integrated management in Northern part of Inhambane Province and Maputo City Gas Distribution Network.
ENH is the commercial arm representing Mozambique Government in Exploration, Production, Transportation, Distribution and Commercialisation of Hydrocarbons and Derivatives of Hydrocarbons.
Antonio is Chemical Engineering Graduate from Eduardo Mondlane University. He was member of the Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) Frond-End-Engineering Design (FEED) Team.
In 2018 has successfully completed the Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning training provided by Chiyoda Corporation and he has successfully completed the Advanced Project Management at PetroSkills – Houston (Texas).