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Michael Etuhoko, P.Eng., PMP

President & Founder, Protekz Inc Canada


Michael (Mike) Etuhoko is a well known consultant and founder of Protekz Inc. Canada, an independent well and production engineering consultancy company. He has over 22 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. He has led major projects & trainings for major companies in Europe, North America, Africa, Central Asia, and Far East Asia. Mike currently consults worldwide in the area of Well Completion, Workover and Well Services, Sand Control, and Formation Damage Prevention and Treatments. Before working as a consultant, he has served several years in Shell and Total E&P , which has equipped him with a solid foundation in well completion and workover practices.

His Current and Recent Assignments Include the Following:
- Lead Completions & Intervention for Karachaganak Field, Kazakhstan
Completion & Intervention for Field with Characteristics: Deep wells (± 6200m TVD on the average), light oil/condensate and gas, High GOR, H2S > 7%, CO2 > 6%, low porosity, low permeability and HPHT reservoir environment
- Subsea Intervention/Workover/Completion for Korean National Oil Company
Diagnose and restore Donghae 1-4P Sub-sea well back to production
- Completions, Sand Control, & Well Testing (Deepwater Explroation Asset) for BG Nigeria
Responsible for “Well Completion and Testing” operations in deepwater exploration campaign
- Well Productivity for Total E&P
Scales Squeeze treatment for Dunbar, Alwyn, Otter and Elgin/Franklin fields; Fracturing design and operations in HPHT wells; Sand Control in HPHT wells, Water shut-off in HPHT wells

Mike has presented for several international conferences including Offshore Technology Conference, SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference, and SPE Annual Technical Conference Exhibition. He has also authored SPE papers on “Monobore Completion Using Interventionless Technology” and “Open Hole Multistage Fracturing Completion in Carbonate Reservoir.”


In the recent years, Mike has provided intensive trainings in well completion and workovers with different oil and gas companies. Some of these training are “Well Completion & Intervention Training (Level 1&2)” for KPO, “Sub-Sea Workover Operations Training” for KNOC, and “Deep Water Sand Control” for Total E&P International.

Some of his clients will include: Shell, Total E&P International, Chevron, BG Nigeria, Karachaganak Petroleum Operation (KPO) (Kazakhstan), Korean National Oil Company
ENI-AGIP, Luke Oil (Indiana, US), JVGas (Algeria) & Many Others.