Africa Oil Appoints VP Operations

Africa Oil announced that, effective March 31, 2011, Mr. David Grellman has joined the Company as Vice President Operations. Mr. Grellman will be based out of the Company's Addis Ababa office.

Mr. Grellman has over 39 years of international experience in the oil industry, including 30 years with Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation. He has managed and headed up operations throughout Africa, the Middle East, Central America, as well as Asia during his highly successful career. Mr. Grellman has a BA, Geology and Economics, from Sydney University, Sydney, Australia.

Mr. Keith Hill, President and CEO of Africa Oil, commented, "David's wealth of experience will be a major asset to us. He has a unique blend of technical and management skills combined with extensive operations experience in the upstream global oil and gas industry. David will bring to Africa Oil a strong background in managing and working in joint ventures, negotiating and liaising with governments and regulatory bodies, building and managing budgets, and project planning and execution."