Africa Oil Shuffles Management

Africa Oil announced that Dr. Paul Martinez has joined the Company as Vice President Exploration replacing Mr. James Phillips who has been appointed Chief Operating Officer.

Dr. Martinez, most recently Director of International Business Development with Occidental Petroleum Corporation, has over 20 years of domestic US and international senior management experience in oil and gas exploration and development, including projects in the Texas Gulf Coast, Permian Basin, Rockies, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, and Russia. He has held overseas management positions for Oxy in Libya, Oman and Peru. Dr. Martinez holds a doctorate in petroleum geology from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Texas at Austin Paul will be based in the Africa Oil Calgary technical office and will be responsible for all geological and geophysical activities of the Company.

Keith Hill, President and CEO of Africa Oil, commented, "We are extremely pleased to be able to attract senior management with the high caliber and industry standing of Paul Martinez. He is a very welcome addition to our growing company as we embark on an exciting and major new work program with our partner Tullow Oil plc."


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