Ekpen J. Omonbude is a Petroleum, Energy & Mineral Resources Economist with vast experience in policy and regulation issues. His areas of specialisation are petroleum and mineral economics and policy. He is currently an Economic Adviser at the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Special Advisory Services Division and in this capacity has advised on petroleum and mineral resources fiscal system design for several countries including Sierra Leone, Uganda, Namibia, Papua New Guinea & the Cook Islands.
Ekpen’s areas of expertise include oil and gas market fundamentals, policy, regulatory and contractual issues in mining and petroleum. He has consulted for international oil and gas companies at all stages of the value chain, international oil and gas consulting firms, financial service institutions, government petroleum and mineral sector ministries and agencies, as well as the academia. Dr. Omonbude has published several academic journal articles and delivered numerous conference papers on topical issues in petroleum and mineral resources economics and policy, ranging from oil price forecasting to benchmarking of international fiscal regimes for mining and petroleum.