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Petroleum engineer

Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana
October 22, 2018

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John Ocran Appiah

P. O. Box SP ***, Saltpond, Central Region– Ghana; (002**-*********/ (0-245******


Extensive Leadership, Project, Team, Software & Product Skills

Achievement driven, intuitive and versatile individual that has passed a BSc in Mineral Engineering and currently completed MSc in Petroleum Engineering. Immaculately presented, innovative and composed person with excellent analytical skills and strong ability to work under pressure with no loss of accuracy. Major contributor at university demonstrated by taking the lead during projects, group problem-solving exercises and presentations. Industrious and resolute young man with immeasurable enthusiasm and sizable transferable skills. With great potential and a strong grasp of mining & petroleum terminology and procedures, illustrate the characteristics to make an immediate impact. Academically gifted and ambitious person excited about developing a rewarding future where success and goals can be reached. Open to ideas on new employment in the global mining and petroleum industries.

Qualifications & Studies

MSc Petroleum Engineering, Sep 2016 -June 2018; Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

Thesis; The Role of Natural Gas in the Development of the Ghanaian Economy

BSc. Mineral Engineering, Aug 2009 - Jun 2013; University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa

Thesis; A Study of the Reduction of Conductivity of Mine Effluent by Precipitation and Sorption

Research Case Study; The effects of environmental pollution and how the mining industry can manage their waste products

Senior Secondary Certificate, Science, Sep 2005 - Jun 2008; Adisadel College, Cape Coast, Central Region

OSHACADEMY Oil And Gas Occupational Health And Safety Professional Certificate, 2017


•First hand knowledge of oil industry upstream, mid-stream and downstream operation and knowledge of process engineering and precious minerals

•Able to present results of analysis using written reports, diagrams and software to understand and solve complex data problems

•Methodical team player with excellent knowledge of the mining and petroleum principles in theoretical and practical settings

•Creative out of the box thinker with a visionary mindset and outstanding interpersonal, relationship, and customer facing skills

•In-depth knowledge of economic approaches to project management planning, scoping, lifecycles and critical decision making

•Received excellent feedback on MSc coursework due to ability to analyse data, perform research and critically analyse information

Career History

Goldfields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa Ghana Jan 2016 - Aug 2016

Plant Metallurgist

•Monitored the diligent use of steel balls in the mill and controlled the blending of the different sizes of steel balls in the mill

•Devised and created a bespoke spreadsheet to check the performance of grind related to the amount of steel balls used

•Assisted with the improvement of processes for the recovery of metals by assessing test results and plant performances

•Participated in the overall implementation of operating procedures to ensure that guidelines and strict criteria was met

•Reviewed plant production reports in line with safety regulations and worked to deliver optimum valuable steel concentration

Goldenstar (Bogoso/Prestea) Ltd, Bogoso Sep 2013 - Aug 2014

Plant Metallurgist (National Service)

•Produced a detailed report that focused on the processing plant and the bio oxidation treatment plant temperature controls

•Worked as part of a team to improve production efficiency and develop operating procedures that maximised plant output

Goldfields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Control Room Assistant Operator (Industrial Attachment)

•Responsible for closely monitoring the crushers, particle size reduction and the screen performance at the crushing section

Gloria Waters, Kasane Enterprises, Saltpond

Sales Personnel

•Tasked with conducting quality control analysis on the water and attending meetings with water producers to raise awareness

John Ocran Appiah

P. O. Box SP 106, Saltpond, Central Region– Ghana; 002**-**-***-****/ (0-245******

Other Activities

Volunteer; After School Studies Teacher, Elective and Core Mathematics, Methodist Senior High School, Saltpond

Sports Chairman; University of Mines and Technology, (UMaT), Junior Common Room, Tarkwa, Ghana, Jun 2012 - Apr 2013

Financial Secretary; Adisadel College, “Catholic Students Union”, (CATHSU), Cape Coast, Ghana, Sep 2007 - Jun 2008

Compound Supervisor; Adisadel College, Sep 2007 - Jun 2008

Research Assistant; Impact of large-scale gold mining in the Ghanaian community by Dr Sara Geenen, University of Antwerp, Feb 2015-Apr 2015

Training & Development

Legacy and legacy, “Springboard Roadshow” seminar, (Speakers; Albert Ocran, Komla Dumor) Feb 2013

Progress Intern and Mentor Institute (PIMI), “Internship Seminar” - (Speaker; T.T. Mensah) Mar 2010

Leadership Empowerment Consult (LEC), “Success Conference 2012”- (Speaker; Bernard Kelvin Clive) Nov 2012

Environment Management System Awareness and Implementation, Goldenstar Bogoso Prestea Limited Oct 2013

Emergency Response, Goldenstar Bogoso Prestea Limited Oct 2013

Safety Management System Awareness and Implementation, Goldenstar Bogoso Prestea Limited Oct 2013


The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), Nov 2016 - Present

Society of Petroleum Engineers, (SPE), Apr 2014 - Present

National Society of Black Engineers, (NSBE), 2014 - Present

Ghana Institution of Engineers, Jan 2013 - Dec 2013

UMaT Students Representative Council, (SRC) - Sports Committee, Tarkwa, Ghana, May 2010 - Apr 2011

Hobbies & Interests

Organised several successful football & tennis tournaments;

Sharing story books and biographies with friends

Listening to music

References Available on Request

Private & Confidential John Appiah Page 2

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