Africa Oil Corp. absolved additional two key staff members to its management team in a strategy to strengthen its operational position as a global player in deepwater oilfield expertise. Africa Oil Corp. is a Canadian oil and gas company with producing and development assets in deepwater Nigeria; development assets in Kenya; and an exploration/appraisal portfolio in Africa and Guyana
The new crops of change makers to join the company are Mr. Craig Knight and Ms. Amy Bowe. Mr. Craig Knight has joined Africa Oil as the Company’s Vice President Production, based in Africa Oil’s London office. Mr. Knight is a Petroleum Engineer with over 16 years of experience in field appraisal, development, reservoir management, brownfield production optimization and well interventions. He has worked on both onshore and offshore assets across Australia, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands and the UK. Prior to joining Africa Oil, Mr. Knight held roles in Asset Management, Subsurface Team Leadership, and Production, Reservoir and Completion Engineering. Most recently, he was the Production Director at Spirit Energy where he was responsible for the Company’s production management, hydrocarbon accounting and establishing the company’s carbon emissions reporting processes.
And Ms. Amy Bowe has been appointed as the Company’s Vice President ESG. Ms. Bowe has almost 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, with a focus on ESG and climate risk and strategy specifically. Ms. Bowe joins Africa Oil from Wood Mackenzie, where she held various positions within the Upstream Consulting team and most recently served as Head of Carbon Research. In that capacity, she launched Wood Mackenzie’s suite of Emissions Benchmarking Tools, which provide transparency into emissions performance and risks associated with Oil & Gas and Metals & Mining operations down to the asset level. Prior to Wood Mackenzie, Ms. Bowe served as an Environmental Affairs Advisor at Hess Corp. and helped to develop the company’s inaugural climate change strategy as a member of the Corporate Strategy team.
“I am very pleased that Craig and Amy have joined Africa Oil. Craig will be able to use his strong knowledge of production optimization to manage the Company’s Prime Oil & Gas Coöperatief U.A. portfolio and drive Africa Oil’s search for new accretive acquisition opportunities. With the Company’s ongoing commitment to its ESG transition, reporting, and goals, Amy will be a very valuable addition to the Africa Oil team,” Keith Hill, President and CEO of Africa Oil, commented.
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