Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) - Imomoh Scholarship for African Students 2018

April 15, 2018

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Location (s):

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo: Democratic Republic
  • Congo: Republic
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Western Sahara
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


The Imomoh Scholarship was endowed to the SPE Foundation by Egbert Imomoh to support excellence in education for students from the Africa Region. The recipients will be awarded a single payment of USD 2,000.


About SPE

We are the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. Officially founded in 1957, SPE’s predecessor organizations date from the birth of the oil industry in the late 1880s.

SPE is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry, and provides services through publications, events, training courses and online resources at Income from SPE events and services are invested back into SPE to support many other society programs.

About Egbert Imomoh

Non-Executive Chairman and co-founder, AFREN PLC
2013 SPE President

Egbert Imomoh is the Non-Executive Chairman and co-founder of Afren plc. His petroleum industry career began in 1968, when he joined Shell as a petroleum engineer in Nigeria after completing training in The Netherlands. During his career, Imomoh has worked in Nigeria, the UK, and The Netherlands. He rose to the position of Deputy Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, a position he held until his retirement in February 2002. He then worked with Shell International, London, as a Senior Corporate Adviser on Nigeria during 2002-04.

Imomoh has been a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers since 1972 and was a founding member of the local SPE organization in Nigeria. He was Chairman of SPE Nigeria Council during 1988-89, became an SPE Distinguished Member in 1989, and was named an Honorary Member in 2011. Imomoh served as the first Africa Region Director on the SPE Board of Directors during 2000-03, chairing the Board Committee on Membership, Education, and Professional Activities in 2002-03. He was chairman of the SPE Nigeria Council Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2011. Imomoh holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Birmingham, England. He was given a national award, Commander of the Niger, in 2011 and a honorary doctorate degree by the University of Port Harcourt in 2012.

To Apply

  • Submit the online application form by noon CDT (UTC-5) on 15 April.
  • You must submit at least one recommendation and documentation for entry exams (if applicable). 
  • Only applications submitted via the link provided will be accepted. Applications received in any other format will not be eligible.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:


  • Must be pursuing a master’s degree in petroleum engineering
  • Must be from a country in the SPE Africa Region
  • Comply with sanction policy
  • Complete the electronic application submission process


Deadline: April 15, 2018

Cost/funding for participants:

The recipients will be awarded a single payment of USD 2,000

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