Midstream Departments is saddled with the responsibility of supervising the midstream activities in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Activities in the midstream sector serve as a bridge between the upstream and downstream sectors. The midstream activities given in the National Petroleum Policy (NPP 2017: B560 -561) are as follows:
• Construction and operation of crude oil and gas transportation pipelines infrastructures
• Refinery and Modular Refinery facilities
• Petroleum products bulk storage facilities
• Shipping of oil and gas, and related products
• Other bulk transport methods, such as rail, barge and trucks for transporting oil and gas, and related products on a wholesale basis;
• Jetties and terminal operations (offloading and loading)
• Wholesale marketing of petroleum products.
Engr. Felix Onyii Okeke, FNSE is the Director, Midstream, Ministry of Petroleum Resources (MPR).
He hails from Umunze, Orumba South LGA. in Anambra State. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Nigeria Nsukka.
Engr. F. O . Okeke is a Fellow of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (FNSE).
He did the one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) with the Kano State Ministry of Works and Transport from 1985 to 1986. He worked briefly with a private construction company in Enugu before joining the Federal Civil Service as a Pupil Civil Engineer in February, 1988.
Prior to his posting to the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Engr. F. O. Okeke had worked in the following MDAs: Ministry of Defence, Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Ecological Project Office ( EPO) and Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF).
He is the immediate past Director, Soil Erosion and Flood Control (SEFC) at the EPO from where he was posted to MPR in April, 2022.