André Barend Van Niekerk BSc

Senior Consultant

André has over 35 years’ experience in offshore drilling and production activities. He has been involved in most aspects of oil field technology and operations, primarily in management positions. This includes significant experience in evaluating and providing field development solutions, based on floating production systems and subsea production equipment. As a member of South Africa’s first oil production project team, he investigated the acquisition of a suitable platform for conversion to a floating production facility and helped develop the concept of storing crude in the footings of a converted semisubmersible drilling rig—the world’s first. He is experienced in the areas of strategy development, organizational change/development, decision analysis, and in technical areas such as field development planning and operational improvement. He has broad management experiences including being CEO of a Nigerian fabrication facility.


Bachelor of Science with Honors, Energy Studies, Rand Afrikaans University – South Africa

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering, University of Stellenbosch – South Africa

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