Engineer Oritsetimeyin Kojo Victor Wood, is a very experienced and result oriented multi-skilled oil and gas professional, with a strong track record and broad industry experience gained from over 26yrs working and holding several technical, operational and leadership positions in a super-major oil and gas company, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC). At Shell, he has had stints in key business areas such as Well (Drilling) Engineering, Contracting, Procurement & Logistics, Strategic Planning, Performance Management and Stakeholders Relationship Management. He has also worked for Shell International in the UK, US and China. Most recently, before his appointment to the Board of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), he was the Corporate Business Relations Adviser for Well Engineering at SPDC Nigeria.

Prior to joining Shell in 1989, Engnr Wood worked for NASCO Household Products Limited, Jos, Plateau State (a foremost Nigerian Soap and Detergent manufacturer and a member of the famous NASCO Group of Companies) from 1985 – 1989, initially as a Production Supervisor and rose to the position of Quality Control Manager (the first Nigerian to occupy the position in the Company). At NASCO Household, through his efforts and direction as Head Quality Control, the Company was able to receive the Nigerian Standard Organization’s accreditation of its QA/QC systems and processes, and approval to display the “NIS” mark of quality on all its products for the first time in its history.

Engnr Victor Wood enjoys working in technically challenging and pressurized environment and is very passionate about performance and result delivery. He has a strong drive for change and continuous performance improvement. He is also astute at developing and maintaining mutually beneficial internal and external stakeholder relationships. He is a good Team player.

He holds a B.Sc First Class Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, Nigeria(1984) and professional Drilling Engineering certifications. He has also attended several professional and management courses both locally and overseas.  He is a qualified Professional Drilling Engineer, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, and American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

His hobbies include, travelling, adventure, jogging and swimming.

In his role as Executive Director, Planning, Research and Statistics of DESOPADEC, his responsibilities encompasses Short, Medium and Long term Capital Budget & Strategic Planning for the Commission, Inter-MDA’s/NGO’s liaison, Major Contracting & Procurement, Tender Board Secretariat Administration, Sectoral Research for Policy formulation, Performance and Information (ICT) Management, Records Management, Project Monitoring and Evaluation. In a nutshell, he oversees the “Engine room” of DESOPADEC.