Afren Appoints New Director of Operations for Cote d'Ivoire

Afren plc

Afren plc has appointed Jack M. McFarland as Director of Operations for Afren Cote d'Ivoire.

McFarland will be responsible for the Company's oil and gas operational activities in Cote d'Ivoire, including optimizing day-to-day production levels; controlling field capital and operational budgets; and managing the allocation of resources to meet the priorities of the business.

McFarland has over 30 years of technical and managerial experience, both in Cote d'Ivoire and other African locations with companies including Ocean Energy, UMC, Ensource Inc. and Amoco. His background covers a wide variety of reservoir, operations and production engineering projects. While Country Manager with Ocean Energy in Cote d'Ivoire, he was responsible for the initial discovery and early development of Block CI-11.

McFarland will report to Shahid Ullah, Chief Operating Officer.

Shahid Ullah, Chief Operating Officer, commented, "I am delighted to welcome Jack McFarland as Director of Operations for Afren Cote d'Ivoire. His extensive experience in the region, in particular the discovery and development of Block CI-11 in Cote d'Ivoire, will be instrumental as we implement the workover program on Block CI-11 and look to the development of Block CI-01."