Dr. Layi Fatona


September 19, 2017

Dr. Layi Fatona is the Chief Executive officer of Niger Delta Exploration and Production Plc, where he pioneered the first and only privately owned and operated refinery in Nigeria-the Ogbele Mini Refinery. He is a Petroleum Geologist with over thirty-five years of practice, commencing with a seven year stint in the Petroleum Engineering and Exploration & Production Departments at The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC).

He is widely consulted by Nigerian and foreign oil companies, and is a Past President and Fellow of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE). A certified Petroleum Geologist of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).

Dr. Fatona studied Geology at the University of Ibadan and Petroleum Geology and Sedimentology at the University of London.