Capt. (Dr) Idahosa Wells Okunbo, a retired Commercial Pilot and a business magnate, with a business profile spanning over 30 years. At the age of 21, he graduated from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Training Centre, Zaria as a professional Commercial Pilot.

He established Hoslyn Ventures Limited, a company focused on procurement in the Oil and Gas sector and, since then, his business interests have grown in leaps and bounds. Owing to the restiveness in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, Captain Okunbo set up Ocean Marine Security Limited, a pioneer Marine Security company responsible for offshore asset protection for major oil companies in Nigeria.

He is also the Chairman of the following companies
  • PPP Fluid Mechanics Limited, a crude oil logistics company
  • OMS Tankers Ltd, owners of the first indigenous marine tankers in Nigeria;
  • Westminster Security Solutions Limited, a franchise of Westminster Group Plc UK.
  • Wells Habitat Limited, a company partnering the Abuja Environmental Protection Agency
  • Hoslyn Habitat Limited, a foremost design, construction and landscaping company
  • Wells Property Development Company Limited, involved in the development of affordable properties / offices
  • Gyro Air Limited, operators of charter flight operations

…and a Director of the following companies:
  • Joint Marine Environ Guard Ltd (JMEG),
  • Secure Anchorage Area Limited (SAA)
  • Digisteel Integrated Services Ltd
  • Integrated Energy Distribution and Marketing Limited (IEDM), core investor in Ibadan and Yola Electricity Distribution Companies
  • Phil Nugent Nigeria Limited

In 1997, as part of his contribution to Nigeria’s electoral process, Capt. Okunbo was the leader of a business team that nurtured the idea that led to the introduction of transparent ballot boxes for use in Nigeria’s elections. He also participated in numerous national and international fora as a resource person and has been honoured by different organisations and institutions. In 2007, this distinguished gentleman was honoured with the Justice of the Peace (JP) in recognition of his astounding contributions to the promotion of peace and good governance as well as development of his constituency. An Honorary Doctorate Degree was conferred upon him by the prestigious University of Benin for his contribution and benevolence to humanity as well as his achievements as an entrepreneur.

Captain (Dr) Idahosa Wells Okunbo, affectionately known as “Captain Hosa”, is an accomplished businessman, philanthropist and a source of inspiration for the Nigerian youth. He is a man of integrity, hard-work, equity and fair play and, of course, an unrepentant believer in the rule of law. This great protector of human values is happily married and blessed with children.
Engr. Olufemi Osunde is the Managing Director at CMES-OMS Joint Venture Limited. He has a handful of satisfactory top managerial experience in the Oil & Gas industry and Power sector in Nigeria traversing through Engineering, Fabrication, Construction, Procurement & Installation, Crude Oil Exploration and Production Process.

Engr. Olufemi Osunde seats on top of the managerial board of several companies including Compact Manifold and Energy Services Ltd, Luda Nigeria Limited to mention but two.

Mr. Peter Okundaye is one of our Directors. He attended the University of Houston, and graduated as an Accountant in 1986.

Realizing the importance of Oil & Gas to his native country Nigeria, a leading OPEC producer, he immediately decided to pursue a career in the Oil & Gas industry. In 1987, he started a six-year career that led him to secure a successful managerial tenure at Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation where he was Manager of Budget Pricing & Gas Pipeline Transportation for the Southwest of United States. At Columbia Gas, he was responsible for various gas pipeline rate increase case filings with FERC. At the end of the Columbia Gas tenure, he served on consulting capacity with various major oil & gas companies such as Enron, Tenneco (now El-Paso Energy), and Conoco/Dupont for their proposed downstream gas processing project in Nigeria.

In 1993, after establishing Common Resources Ltd, an offshore entity dedicated to assisting Nigerian Oil & Gas companies source qualified technical and financial partners for their Oil concessions, he went into a joint venture with PHIL H. NUGENT, Ltd of Houston to enhance such opportunities in Nigeria. Through the joint venture agreement, Common Resources signed a minimum one year exclusive agreement with Famfa Oil, an indigenous oil company, to source qualified partners for it’s OPL 216 deepwater block. In 1996, on expiration of the Famfa agreement, Famfa signed with Texaco and later discovered the 1 billion-barrel Agbami field.

Since 1996, as he decided to focus on developing and participating in international oil & gas activities with emphasis on Nigeria and West Africa, he in association with three other Nigerians founded Hoslyn Technologies which later developed into Hoslyn Oil & Gas Services, In 1997 Hoslyn participated in the bid and won the contract for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction of a 10,000 barrel per day Early Production Facility for the Nigerian Petroleum Development Corp, a subsidiary of NNPC. Under his co-leadership, in 1998, Hoslyn awarded the same contract under a technical partnership agreement to Unifab’s Allen Process for $5.6million. In 1999 and 2000, Hoslyn entered into country specific business alliance with Enron Engineering Construction Corp, (EECC) for the country of Nigeria. The Hoslyn /EECC consortium bid for the $200m ELF/NNPC Floating Storage Offshore (FSO) – (2.3m bbl vessel) and the $310m SHELL/NNPC Forcados-Yokri Offshore production revamp Project in Nigeria but was unsuccessful because of EECC pricing error.

Mr. Okundaye in addition to his ownership of Oases Offshore Nigeria Ltd, the developer of the new generation Oases Jack-Up multipurpose vessel, he is the President of the co-owner of PHIL H. NUGENT NIGERIA LTD, an energy development company dedicated to various energy related services and Natural Gas Processing projects in Nigeria. Mr. Okundaye maintains high level relationship with the Nigerian ruling hierarchy.

Mr. Okundaye is married with three children.s
Mr. Tony Osagie is one of our directors at CMES-OMS Joint Venture Limited...