Emem M. Abasiattai, P.E., F.ASCE, the project engineering lead at Shell Petroleum Development Company Ltd, in Nigeria, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Abasiattai has over 28 years of industry experience in civil engineering and project management and is an inductee to Nigeria’s Construction Industry Hall of Fame. He has played key roles in several major infrastructure/oil-and-gas projects, among them the World Bank Tree Crops Project in Southeast Nigeria; Aluminum Smelter Plant (infrastructure planning and design), Aks Nigeria; Soku LNG Gas Supply Plant De-bottlenecking; H-Block Oil Development; and Assa North–Ohaji South Gas Development. Prior to his present assignment with SPDC, Abasiattai was roads and dredging lead and head of corporate civil projects for the company, responsible for planning and delivery of infrastructure such as shore protection, jetties, telecommunication towers, roads, bridges, helipads, land- and swamp-drilling locations, and dredging works.
He joined ASCE in 2001 and is an active member of the Nigeria International Section. He is a Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council UK, and also belongs to the UK’s Energy Institute. He is a member of the Association for Project Management and the Institute of Highway Engineers (both in the UK) and a Fellow of both the Nigerian Society of Engineers and the Nigerian Institution of Highway and Transportation Engineers (NIHTE).
Abasiattai is a recipient of SPDC’s Civil Infrastructure award for outstanding performance in construction of roads and drilling locations. NIHTE bestowed on him its 2016-17 awards of excellence for his meritorious and committed services / successful achievement in engineering practice. He is also a recipient of the 2017 Rhema Cathedral Award for his enduring services to community development.
He has consistently mentored several engineers to their professional accreditation. He holds B.Eng and Ms.EM degrees in civil engineering and is an IPMA Level B Certified Senior Project Manager.