Petroleum Engineering &
Projects Management
Our People

​Professional Publications by Peak’s People

  • Haiping Li, Hongjie Xiong, James Wang, Rolf J. Broetz, Hilary Azoba, et al: A Case Study: Field Development Plan for a Highly Overpressured Gas Reservoir in China by a Multidisciplinary Consulting Team, SPE #:77668, Presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in San Antonio, Texas, 29 September–2 October 2002
  • Surewaard J., Rea T., Azoba H., van Hoorn F.,Saville P., van Kleef R.,Verwey P., Schoenmakers J.: One Year Experience with Coiled Tubing Drilling, SPE #:39260, Presented at the 1997 SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference, Bahrain, Nov 1997
  • Azoba H.,Rothenhofer H.,Akinmoladun O.,Kent D., Nawfal N.: World Record Dual- and Tri-lateral Wells, SPE #:39240, Presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference, Bahrain, 23-25 November 1997, Nov 1997
  • H. Azoba, F. van HoornPDO's First Through-Tubing Multi-lateral Sidetrack with Coiled Tubing Unit, Shell International E&P Newsletter, Mar 1997
  • H. Azoba, H. RothenhoeferNew Tri-lateral Well Design Reduces Development Costs for Saih Rawl Field, Oman, Shell International E&P Newsletter, Nov 1996

The founders and consultants of Peak

  • Are well-rounded engineers, supervisors, and project managers with decades of international work experiences
  • Have worked with both multinational E&P operators and Services companies worldwide; 
  • Are former top employees/consultants to Shell, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, BP, Nexen Canada, ConocoPhillips, Afren, etc.
  • Have engineered, planned and managed projects on land, swamp, desert, shallow and deep offshore locations worldwide (Nigeria, Gabon, Angola, Congo, South Africa, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, India, Russia, UK, France, Canada, USA, etc.)

Peak Personnel Career Accomplishments

Nigeria (Land & Swamp)

  • Have drilled, completed, and repaired over 200 vertical, deviated, horizontal, and multi-lateral wells in most of the major fields of the Niger Delta (land and swamp)
  • Have performed chemical sand consolidation, gravel-packing, acidisation, sidetracks, completions, and repairs

Offshore Nigeria

  • As Engineer and/or Superintendent, have drilled and completed over 18 wells, mostly from jack-up rigs

Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB)

  • Have engineered, supervised, and delivered over 30 exploration, appraisal, and development wells in Western Canada at 7% below AFE – all in two years.
  • Led the engineering, planning, and execution of a Canadian company’s first Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) project.

Offshore Russia (Semisubmersible Rig Operations)

  • As Senior Drilling Engineer and Operations Superintendent, successfully designed, planned, drilled and abandoned the 1st wildcat well on the Russian side of the Bering Sea (a remote, weather, logistically and environmentally challenging operation) under budget.


  • As the Lead Drilling & Completion Engineer, designed the HPHT gas wells for PetroChina’s (Kela II, Tarim basin) Tarim – Shanghai gas export project. Designs were adjudged “cost-effective and to the full satisfaction of the client”.


  • Researched sour gas field drilling problems, identified recurring problems, and developed a unique extended-reach well design for the field. Design saved operator $2million per well and enabled continued gas production from this field.


  • Changed extended reach multilateral well designs in Oman’s Saih Rawl field reducing field development costs by 25% and achieving 15% increase in hydrocarbon recovery;
  • Designed and implemented Oman’s 1st through-tubing multilateral sidetrack.
  • Streamlined well costs estimating and budgeting processes for an operator’s $0.5-billion annual drilling and completions budget (as team leader of the process optimization quality improvement team);
  • Introduced new wellhead specifications for North Oman fields further reducing wellhead costs by over 30%.