NEW COO AT AFRICAN PETROLEUM

NEW COO AT AFRICAN PETROLEUM

Appointment Of Chief Operating Officer
African Petroleum Corporation Limited (NSX:AOQ) (“African Petroleum” or the “Company”), is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Jens Pace as Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of the Company from 1 October 2012.
Mr Pace is a highly regarded geoscientist, who has had a successful career at BP Exploration Operating Company Limited (“BP”), and its heritage company Amoco (UK) Exploration Company, spanning over 30 years. Mr Pace has held senior positions at BP for over 10 years, gaining substantial exploration and production experience in Africa, namely: Algeria, Angola, Congo, Gabon and Libya, having also extended experience in Europe, Russia and Trinidad. He has contributed to a number of BP’s exploration discoveries over his career. Most recently, Mr Pace managed a very large and active exploration portfolio for BP in North Africa. Additionally, Mr Pace has gained highly sought after experience in the areas of field development and as a commercial manager, dealing with national oil companies and African governments. Mr Pace holds a BSc in Geology and Oceanography from the University of Wales and an MSc in Geophysics from Imperial College, London.
Commenting on the appointment, Karl Thompson, CEO said: “Mr Pace’s leadership and international exploration and resource development experience, together with a successful track record of hydrocarbon discoveries and operational delivery, will make Mr Pace an invaluable asset to African Petroleum’s management team.”
SOURCE: African Petroleum Corporation Limited
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