Ghana: AOMC Appoints Dr Riverson Oppong As New CEO

Dr Riverson Oppong, a petroleum economist and one of Ghana’s finest petroleum experts, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Oil Marketing Companies in the Republic of Ghana.

Dr Oppong took over from Mr Kwaku Agyamang-Duah, who retired last Sunday, after serving for 17 years as the CEO and Industry Coordinator.

Before his appointment, Dr Oppong was a Manager for Commercial Operations in charge of Economics, Risks and Planning at the Ghana National Gas Company.

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Dr Oppong brings over 15 years of global experience in the oil and gas industry, with a background in diverse projects across various countries.

Dr Oppong has worked on several oil and gas fields and projects, including the North Busachi Fields in Kazakhstan, the Independence Field in Cote d’Ivoire, the Djata Fields in Ghana and the West Quarna Gas Field in Iraq.

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He also consulted for the Croatian Government on the Croatian LNG Project as a Project Economist.

Upon returning to Ghana, he has been playing an active role in Ghana’s Energy Sector Recovery Programme; a programme that gave birth to the Cash Waterfall Mechanism, Natural Gas Clearinghouse and P4R.

He worked tirelessly to ensure that the objectives of these programmes were holistically achieved.

Dr Oppong equally sat on Ghana’s National Energy Transition Technical Committee, where he contributed to writing policy documents to address Ghana’s energy transition roadmap.

He also played a dynamic role in the review of Ghana’s Gas Master Plan (GMP) and Natural Gas Pricing Policy (NGPP).

Dr Oppong holds adjunct lecturer positions at the Ghana Technology University College, University of Cape Coast, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and KNUST.

He is also actively engaged in industry organisations, serving as the Africa Regional Director of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a committee member of the International Gas Union.

Riverson holds a PhD and a Post Doctorate Degree in International Oil and Gas Management-Finance and Economics from the Gubkin University of Oil and Gas; a Diploma in Earth GeoScience from the Stanford University, USA; Master (with honours) in Petroleum Engineering from the Gubkin University of Oil and Gas, with Masters Exchange Programme in Arctic Development from the Norwegian University of Nordland; a Bachelors degree in Materials (Industrial) Science and Engineering from the K.N.U.S.T., Ghana; Diploma in Project Management from the Institute of Commercial Management, UK.

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