General Director, Institut National du Pétrole et du Gaz (INPG)
Aguibou Ba is the Executive Director of the Institut National du Pétrole et du Gaz (INPG), Senegal’s national oil and gas institute, which was created in 2017. He is tasked with developing the #1 Oil & Gas training provider in Senegal and sub-saharan Africa. Mr. Ba returns to Senegal with 18 years of international experience in engineering, training and management in the Oil & Gas industry, having had a formative career at Schlumberger — the world’s leading technology provider for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry. Mr. Ba worked in the North Sea (Aberdeen, Norway, Denmark) as a Drilling & Measurements (D&M) expert before integrating one of Schlumberger’s training centers in Houston, Texas. He then rose through the ranks — holding various positions in training centers, including his most recent post as Global Training Centers Manager for Schlumberger D&M, based in Abu Dhabi, overseeing all four centers for the group. Mr. Ba holds a technical degree in Electrical Engineering from the Ecole Superieure Polytechnique (ESP) in Dakar, Senegal, as well as a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Microelectronics from Polytechnique Montréal.