24th – 26th October 2016 | DoubleTree by Hilton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Obiora Ilora

Interface Manager
National Engineering and Technical Company - a Subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Coorporation (NNPC)
Obiora Ilora, is a Project Management Practitioner, with a background in Chemical/Process Engineering. Within the past decade, he has worked in challenging capacities, particularly within the Oil & Gas Industry Project Engineering / Execution Planning / Interface Management discipline for both client and prime contractor. He pioneered the Interface Coordination role and currently the Interface Manager for NETCO - the Prime Contractor for the ExxonMobil - Major Integrity Projects (MIPS), EPCM2 Contract Portfolio, under which the EAP 4th Compressor Installation Project was completed (2012) and currently, the ongoing ExxonMobil’s Qua Iboe Terminal Power Distribution Upgrade Project; both challenging brownfield projects offshore and onshore, Nigeria respectively. He draws experience from these projects with mixed contracting strategies, multi-contractor team set-up, multi - cultural globally dispersed teams, concurrent engineering and construction/installation on live plant/platform.

Before joining ExxonMobil in 2008 as a consultant, he worked as a Project Engineer during the construction of the giant Dadinkowa Water Treatment Plant, Gombe, Nigeria. Afterwards, he worked as a Process Engineer with Frugo Oil & Gas Consult Nigeria Ltd. He is concluding his thesis for an MSc. Degree in Technology and Safety from University of Tromso, Norway, with specialization in Reliability, Risk and Safety aspects.

As an Interface Management Professional, he joins the rest of other professionals to make the 2016 Interface Management Summit a huge success.


16:00 Value - add by implementing Interface Management in Brownfield Project Execution

Major stakeholders continue to seek value-add / optimization opportunities while executing challenging brownfield projects with a high degree of uncertainty. One of the opportunities is implementing effective Interface Management, however, there are situations where stakeholders have to go an extra mile in order to sustain this goal. The following example demonstrates how Interface Management added value in executing a Brownfield Capital Project in Nigeria.

This workshop will enable attendees to understand:
  • Value - add enabling strategies
  • Where does Interface Management help?
  • Project execution challenges in Nigerian brownfield environment
  • Interface Management to reduce the impact projects have on existing facilities and production
  • Reduce overrun time and costs on project completion

09:50 Interactive Roundtable: Maintenance of existing facilities and the impact on current project delivery

  • Visibility of interface risk elements: An enabler to brownfield project execution planning
  • How well established are interfaces on an existing facility?
  • How can we guarantee minimal impact on operations/production during project delivery?
  • Are current approaches to Interface Management practices sufficient? This discussion will be led by the facilitator, but involve all participants tackling specific challenges in this space, before the groups deliver back their findings providing all participants with a range of practical solutions to take back to your teams.


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Obiora.

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