Victor Bandele has been appointed deputy managing director, Deepwater district of Total E&P Nigeria Limited (TEPNG), an affiliate of Total SE, a French multinational integrated oil and gas company. He succeeds Ahmadu-Kida Musa who retired from the company after a 35-year career service.
Prior to the approval of his current position, Bandele was the executive director in charge of the company’s Port Harcourt/JV District where he oversaw activities of three main technical divisions and two support entities within the district.
Bandele, a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, joined the company as a trainee reservoir engineer in 1993 and was actively engaged in many subsurface field management and development activities – onshore and offshore, including some non-operated assets of the company until 2004 when he became the geosciences and reservoir engineering (GSR) team leader for the offshore OML 99 assets.
He has also held prominent positions in operations, projects, and management within Nigeria and overseas, including serving as GSR Manager for Akpo Field, the first Deepwater development project executed by Total in Nigeria.
He served as executive general manager, GSR & assets management within the JV District and worked as petroleum architect in the development studies entity at Total’s headquarters in Paris.
He returned to the Nigerian subsidiary as executive general manager, special duties, JV District in 2015, and was thereafter appointed to the board of directors of Total E&P Nigeria Ltd as executive director, JV District.