By Bunmi Christiana Aduloju
Craig Knight and Amy Bowe have been appointed Africa Oil Corp’s Vice Presidents for Production and ESG respectively.
Mr. Knight, a Petroleum Engineer with over 16 years of experience in field appraisal, development, reservoir management, brownfield production optimization, and well interventions, will be based in Africa Oil’s London office.
For 2020, Africa Oil Corp. reported a working interest production of 28,700 Barrels of Oil Equivalent Per Day (BOEPD), entirely in Nigeria. The output is from what used to be Petrobras’ producing assets in the country, which the company purchased in January 2020. The company holds 25% of the Kenya’s South Lokichar basin oilfield development as well as exploratory tracts in Namibia and South Africa.
Ms. Bowe, who has almost 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, with a focus on ESG and climate risk and strategy specifically, will work from the company headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Prior to joining Africa Oil, Knight held roles in Asset Management, Subsurface Team Leadership, and Production, Reservoir, and Completion Engineering. Most recently, he was the Production Director at Spirit Energy where he was responsible for the Company’s production management, hydrocarbon accounting, and establishing the company’s carbon emissions reporting processes, Africa Oil Corp. says in a release. “He has worked on both onshore and offshore assets across Australia, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, and the UK”.
Bowe joins Africa Oil from Wood Mackenzie, where she held various positions within the Upstream Consulting team and most recently served as Head of Carbon Research. In that capacity, she launched Wood Mackenzie’s suite of Emissions Benchmarking Tools, which provide transparency into emissions performance and risks associated with Oil & Gas and Metals & Mining operations down to the asset level. Prior to Wood Mackenzie, Ms. Bowe served as an Environmental Affairs Advisor at Hess Corp. and helped to develop the company’s inaugural climate change strategy as a member of the Corporate Strategy team.