Godfrey Edezu was born in the rural village of Ayivu, Maracha district, Uganda. He attended primary and secondary school education in the rural settings and later joined Nkumba University to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Minerals Geosciences.
His decision to study Geosciences was deeply rooted in earlier inspirations by the science teachers and fascinations to understand the extraction of natural resources from the earth.
This career journey was well supported and perfected by his active involvement in SPE activities and leadership from the year 2012. Special thanks to the founders of SPE International whose benefits to world population speaks for itself. In 2013, Godfrey participated in SPE Africa region’s Student Paper Contest and in 2014, he was also selected to participate in a group project during IPTC education week. These experience shaped his thoughts towards employing his skills to improve the nascent oil and gas industry in Uganda.
Godfrey undertook rigorous internship with Baker Hughes-Uganda in Health and Safety, Fluids for environmental services and Wire line field services. He later joined Target Well Control for more experiential training in measurement, along with drilling and directional drilling. These experiences sharpened his analytical and research skills.
Godfrey holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration specializing in Oil and Management, a Master’s in Monitoring and Evaluation, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management, which he passed with distinctions. He is currently a PhD student at Mbarara University of Science and Technology and his research is to understand and model the health and safety management systems that would ensure safety performance of EPC contractors in Uganda’s oil and gas industry.
He is profoundly grateful to be one of the recipients of the 2020 Imomoh Scholarship. His long term goal is to become a reputable researcher and bridge the gap between the industry and academia. Godfrey is passionate about promoting health and safety, environmental conservation and energy education. His other research interests include: project management, climate change and management of petroleum resources for sustainable development.