Mele Kyari
Mele Kyari

Mr. Mele Kyari, has been appointed as Nigeria’s new representative at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Per Second News gathered on Saturday. Kyari would be in charge of Nigeria’s team to the OPEC Economic Commission Board which precedes the bi-annual meetings of the OPEC Ministerial conference.
The ECB reviews the global oil markets and makes input from the perspectives of the individual member countries.

Kyari may also be required to provide any support to the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, and the OPEC Governor, Mr Farouk Omar, in the performance of Nigeria’s roles and participation in OPEC matters.


A geologist, Mallam Kyari is a quintessential crude oil marketer with prerequisite certification and outfield pedigree in petroleum economics and crude oil and gas trading.

Within the last 26 years he has traversed the entire value chain of the petroleum industry posting resounding performance in all his assignments and duty posts.

Kyari, is currently the Group general manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of the NNPC, where he has ensured optimum determination and secured government’s equities and entitlements of crude oil, Natural Gas Liquids, NGL, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG production from various fiscal arrangements.

Kyari has also created effective systems to ensure maximum transparency and accountability of crude oil and gas sales in the industry. He has also restored sanity to the operations of Crude Oil & Gas Terminals owing to his leadership supervision.
He was NNPC’s former General Manager, Crude Oil Stock Management, 2014-2015

NNPC Manager, Production Contracts Management- 2008-2014

NNPC Head, Production Contracts Management – 2007 – 2009 (2 years)

NNPC Supervisor, Production Sharing Contracts – 2006 – 2007 (1 year)

Abuja Operations Manager, National Petroleum Investment Management Services NAPIMS – 2004 – 2006 (2 years)
Exploration Geophysicist, NAPIMS Production Sharing Contracts Exploration Department- 1998 – 2004 (6 years)
Seismic Data Processing Geophysicist, IDSL Data Processing Department – 1991 – 1998 (7 years)IDSL
Nigerian Geological Survey Agency, Field Geologist – 1988 – 1991 (3 years)
Well Site Geologist, NYSC, DFRRI, Oyo State, 1987 – 1988 (1 year)
University of Maiduguri
Bachelor of Science – BS, Geology/Earth Science, General
Honors & Awards
Honors & Awards
1. 2007: GMD Prize for the Overall Best Performance for NNPC Management
Development Program;
2. 2007: GED CS Award for best Performance in Leadership;
3. 2007: GM Group Learning Division award for Best Project work, NNPC Management
Development Programme;
4. 2007: Examiners award for 1st Runner-up for Effective Presentation
5. 2006 Citation for Remarkable innovation and work process improvement by NAPIMS

Upstream Projects Developments and Management
– OPL 209 Reservoir Management Studies, Houston USA
– Bonga Field Reservoir Modelling Studies, Shell Deepwater, USA
– Agbami Project Reservoir Studies, Houston USA
– OPL 217/218 Seismic Data Processing Project, Stavanger, Norway
– Chad Basin Integrated Studies and Modelling, Biceps France
– OPL 213 Seismic Data Processing, London UK
– OPL 53, OPL 65, OPL 110 OML 96 Seismic Data Processing, IDSL Benin
– OPL 110 Data Acquisition, IDSL Benin


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