Engr. John A. Evwodere

Director of Services

Engr. John Atebefia Evwodere holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, and a Master of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Benin, Benin-City and a second Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Delta State University, Abraka. He joined the Petroleum Training Institute as a Lecturer IV in 1992. He rose through the ranks and was promoted to Deputy Director (Training) on the 1st of January, 2016 in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Processing Department at the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun where he was the Head since May, 2017 to August 2021. He covered the duties of the Director of Services from August, 2021 to December 31st ,2021.  He was promoted 1st of January 2022 to the post of the Director of Services. He has served in various committees in the Institute.

He started his career in the Petroleum Industry with Mobil Producing Nigeria, now ExxonMobil, QIT, Eket as a Production Crew member offshore before joining the Petroleum Training Institute in 1992. He has been actively working as a consultant in the Petroleum sector through the PTI Consult in addition to his normal lecturing duties. He handled trainings for SPDC, NNPC, NAOC and DPR staff, amongst many others.

He was among the first Nigerians to teach in the SPDC SITP/2 training for technicians where he handled PRODUCTION OPERATIONS AND SAFETY. He was the Assistant Project Coordinator in the NNPC FSTP training programme and Lead Instructor in PRODUCTION OPERATION AND SAFETY.

He has presented papers on Capacity Building at different occasions including the one on PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY CAPACITY BUILDING; a paper presented at The House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Nigerian Content Development Stakeholders Workshop at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. 16th April, 2008.

He was a National Executive Council member of the Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN); Coordinator of the Warri Zone (Edo/Delta) of OGTAN. He was the first Coordinator of the FABRICATION & CONSTRUCTION Professional Workgroup in OGTAN. He is a member of the Education & Training Sectorial Group of NCCF under the NCDMB.

He was a member, Presidential Committee for the development of a Competency Based Curricula in Environmental Technology and Petroleum Production and Gas Processing Engineering Technology, in collaboration with NBTE at the Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori in October 2006. He has attended courses and obtained certificates in Safety, Industrial Occupational Safety and Health from the Aberdeen College, Robert Gordon University and the Aberdeen Skills and Enterprise Training Limited (ASET) all in Aberdeen, United Kingdom.  He was also trained on Flow Station Operations by Ipedex, UK. LNG Production /Processing and Control Room Operations. NLNG Training Department, Bonny Island, Nigeria in December, 2002.

He delivered the paper  titled ‘THE CHALLENGES OF MANAGING GAS PIPELINES: LOSSES, OCCURRENCES AND PREVENTION”,  at  the Workshop of Learning Managers of the Oil/Gas and Allied companies and PTI Management on 19th May, 2016 at the PTDF Towers, Abuja. He coordinated the training of the men from the Energy Ministry of the Republic of Benin in LNG and LPG operation course by the PTI Consult in 2016.

He has presented conference papers and written books. He is a fellow /member of the;

  • Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FCAI)
  • Institute of Human and Natural Resources (FHNR)
  • Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC)
  • Institute of Policy Management Development (FIPMD)
  • Nigerian Gas Association (AMNGA)
  • Nigerian Institute of Management Chartered (MNIM).

Engr. Evwodere is a Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), and also a member of the Scripture Union Nigeria (SU). He is happily married with six children.

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