Ekene Okoye, Sr.


HXR Employee Spotlight:

Ekene Okoye, Sr. Geomechanics Advisor

Ekene’s Background:

Ekene is a Sr. Geomechanics Advisor at HXR Drilling Services. He has over 13 years’ experience in geomechanics, drilling and production engineering. Ekene has expertise in 1D and 3D geomechanical modeling and analysis, as well as 4D finite element modeling application to oil and gas which include Pore pressure prediction, wellbore stability, fracture stability analysis and compaction. He has helped operators with software solutions to drill safer, more cost-effective wells and plan field development by reducing non-productive time (NPT) due to wellbore instability and improving production. His other expertise includes deepwater drilling and completion engineering, production engineering and unconventional reservoirs. Prior to joining HXR, Ekene was a Geomechanics Consultant at Baker Hughes from 2012 to 2016 and was previously a Drilling and Completions Engineer at Petrobras. Ekene earned a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma at Norman and a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

When did you join the HXR Team?

I joined HXR Team in June 2016 as a Sr. Geomechanics Advisor, Software Development Manager and a member of the Management Team.

What is your favorite part about working for HXR?

I find HXR as a nice fit for me because HXR brings together many of my past experiences of Geomechanics, Drilling Engineering and Software Development to my current role. I am happy to apply this experience in adding value to the team.
At HXR, we work like a family. I was so touched by the warm welcome I received from the team. I was even more touched by how the management team sent a warm welcome to my newborn child with flowers and gifts. My wife and I are still very grateful.
HXR leadership and personnel are very experienced and pragmatic. I am honored to sit among these experts.
HXR is a company with great ambition, proactively developing and acquiring technology and software required to stay ahead of its competition.

When you are not working, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Besides spending good quality time with my family and friends, I like to cook as well as do photography. I also spend my spare time to learn more about advances in Technology, Business and Foreign Affairs.