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Erin Energy's COO takes CEO role

By Lukmon Oloyede.
Oil and gas company, Erin Energy Corporation, has announced the appointment of its current chief operating officer (COO), Segun Omidele, as chief executive officer (CEO). He replaces Kase Lawal who retires in May, 2016.
Omidele is expected to assume the role immediately after the company’s annual meeting in May.
He has been with the company since 2011. He also served as Senior Vice President for Exploration and Production for Allied Energy Corporation from 2008 to 2011. Prior to Allied Energy, Omidele held various senior technical and management positions with Shell Oil companies in Nigeria, UK and USA for more than 28 years.
Omidele holds a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Houston, and he is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program from Harvard University.
Erin Energy Corporation is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on energy resources in sub-Saharan Africa.
Its asset portfolio consists of 9 licenses
across 4 countries covering an area of 40,000 square kilometers (10 million acres), including current production and other exploration projects offshore Nigeria, as well as exploration licenses offshore Ghana, Kenya and Gambia, and onshore Kenya.

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