Dr Oppong brings over 15 years of global experience in the Oil and Gas industry. He has worked on several oil and gas fields in Kazakhstan, Independence field (Cote d’Ivoire), Dzata fields (Ghana), and West Quarna Gas field(Iraq). He has consulted for several governments within Sub Sahara Africa.

He was the Commerical Operations Manager, in charge of Economics, Risk and Planning at Ghana National Gas company.

Dr Oppong also holds adjunct lecturer positions at Ghana technology University college, University of Cape Coast,Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.

He is actively engaged in industry organizations, serving as the current Section Director for the Ghana Society of Petroleum Engineers, and 2025 – 2028 Africa Regional Director of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International and a committee member of the International Gas Union.

Riverson holds a Ph.D. and a Post Doctorate Degree in International Oil and Gas Management – Finance and Economics from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas; Diploma in Earth GeoScience from Stanford University, USA; Masters (with honors) in Petroleum Engineering from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, with Masters Exchange Program in Arctic Development from Norwegian University of Nordland; a Bachelors degree in Materials Science and Engineering from K.N.U.S.T., Ghana; Diploma in Project Management from Institute of Commercial Management, UK.

He succeeds Kwaku Agyemang-duah who recently retired.

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