Holds a B.Sc in Geology and Mineral Sciences, Crawford University and M.Sc in Petroleum Geosciences from Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. Opeyemi began his working career with Innovative Engineering, a geomechanics based consultancy company in Edinburgh. He started as a Junior Geoscientist and worked his way up to Technical Manager, managing projects and supporting with sales and business development.
His role at Innovative Engineering enabled him to write a lot of papers on wellbore stability prediction, water injection, thermal induced fracturing, sand production and well surveillance. Opeyemi is the Publicity Secretary, Nigeria Association of Petroleum Explorationist (NAPE), UK/Europe Chapter.