Erin Energy Corporation announced Friday that it has appointed its senior vice president for exploration and production, Segun Omidele, as its new chief operating officer, effective immediately.
Omidele has worked for Erin Energy since 2011 and led the company’s technical team in its successful deepwater drilling and completion campaign of the Oyo-7 and Oyo-8 wells, located offshore Nigeria. The company’s new COO has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including 28 years with Shell Oil companies in Nigeria, the U.K. and the U.S.
Kase Lawal, chairman and chief executive officer of Erin Energy, commented in a company statement:
“Segun’s leadership and knowledge of the business and region have proved exceptionally valuable to our company and I am very pleased he will now serve us as chief operating officer.”