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Appointment of Executive Operations Director

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 2/26/2018, Location: Africa

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Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Effiong Okon as Executive Operations Director of the Company, joining the Seplat Plc Board with effect from 23 February 2018.

Mr Okon has over 26 years of experience in oil and gas having undertaken a breadth of senior technical and leadership roles with Shell during that time, both in Nigeria and internationally. He has proven expertise in successfully developing and operating upstream oil and integrated gas projects in Africa, Europe and the Middle East regions. During his time at Shell he was General Manager for Deepwater Production for Shell Nigeria, winning best asset in Shell's global portfolio in 2016 for his work on the large scale offshore Bonga field. In addition, he was deputy VP for the upstream gas supply to the Qatar GTL and LNG mega projects.

Mr Okon graduated from the University of Benin in Petroleum Engineering with Honours in 1991.

This announcement is being made in accordance with Rule 4 of the Nigerian Stock Exchange Amended Listing Rules.

Commenting on the new appointment, Austin Avuru, Seplat's Chief Executive Officer, said:

"We are pleased to welcome Effi to Seplat. He brings a wealth of relevant operational experience from 26 years in the industry with Shell and has an in-depth understanding of the Nigerian sector coupled with international experience. Effi is a great addition to the team and we look forward to his contribution as we seek to build and grow oil and gas output across our portfolio."



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