February 26, 2018 /3:55 PM / NSE
Petroleum Development Company Plc (“Seplat” or the “Company”) 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.
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
Okon graduated from the University of Benin in Petroleum Engineering with
Honours in 1991.
announcement is being made in accordance with Rule 4 of the Nigerian Stock
Exchange Amended Listing Rules.
on the new appointment, Austin Avuru, Seplat’s Chief Executive Officer, said:
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