Wumi Iledare

Director of Emerald Energy Institute, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Economics and Policy Research at the Center for Energy Studies, Louisiana State University, USA
Dr. Wumi Iledare, Chirota and Emmanuel Egbogah Distinguished Professor, is the Director of Emerald Energy Insititute, University of Port Harcourt, Nigera and Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Economics and Policy Research at the Center for Energy Studies, Louisiana State University, USA. Iledare is an expert in international petroleum petroleum fiscal economics and geopolitics of oil and gas resources and supply. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering with honors from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; an M.S. in Energy Resources from University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering; and a Ph.D. in Mineral Economics from West Virginia University. Dr. Iledare was a petroleum/reservoir engineer for Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Nigeria, and a reservoir/production engineer trainee with Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN). He worked briefly as an energy specialist with the California Energy Commission.   Dr. Iledare contributes to the training of young people and professionals in petroleum economics worldwide. He serves as an adjunct or visiting professor of petroleum economics to several Universities in the USA, Asia, and Nigeria. As part of his effort to champion public education and enlightenment on petroleum economics and policy, Professor Iledare is the naissance instructor for the continuing education course for SPE Nigerian Council. In addition to teaching for SPE, he has also taught petroleum economics short courses for the AAPG affiliated Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), the Nigerian Association for Energy Economics (NAEE), and many international consulting firms in Ghana, Brazil, Singapore, and Malaysia. He has organized several petroleum economics and management workshops on the impact of petroleum and energy policies on the oil and gas industry for federal legislators, managers, executive officers and professional staff of the Nigerian government and international oil and gas companies. He has also served as a consultant on petroleum fiscal systems modeling and analysis to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and other agencies of the federal government in Nigeria; served as honorary adviser on oil and gas matters to the Minister of National Planning, Senator Mohammed Daggash in 2008 and honorary consultant to the special adviser on petroleum matters, Dr. Emmanuel Egbogah.   In addition to teaching and conducting public policy research, Dr Iledare participates actively in petroleum and energy profesiionals’ organizations.  He is an Associate Editor of the SPE Economics and Management Journal and a former editor of the USAEE Dialogue--a publication of the United States Association for Energy Economics.  He served previously as Director of the U.S. Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) for the U.S. Gulf Coast Region and the 2008 President of United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE).  Iledare is a Senior Fellow of USAEE and Chairman of the governing council and the 2014 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), a founding advisor to the Nigerian Association for Energy Economics – an IAEE affiliated organization, and the founding President of the Association of Nigerian Petroleum Professionals Abroad (ANPPA). Iledare received SPE regional award for distinguished contribution to petroleum engineering in the area of management and information, the SPE Nigeria Council Service and recognition awards.