Meet Our Team

Charles Abeghe

Chairman, Board of Directors

 

An Engineering Consultant and Project Management Professional leading energy development programs and teams for expansion in North America (Canada & USA) and entry into international emerging markets (Nigeria, Liberia, Mali, Ghana, Chad, Niger); Broad international experience driving multi-million dollar energy development projects for global opportunities; Track record of identifying, assessing, and leading new energy development projects in emerging countries and structuring complex financial transactions and agreements including power purchase agreements, JV’s and alliances; Proven leadership, negotiating and influencing skills, and ability to achieve goals through teamwork, collaboration, and relationship management in entrepreneurial organizations.

With over 30 years experience, he is a registered Professional Engineer, P.Eng. of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists, Saskatchewan, and possesses a B.Eng. (Hons) degree in Metallurgical Engineering, from University of Jos, Nigeria, and MBA, Business Administration from University of New Orleans , USA

Obioha Okoroafor

Non-Executive Director

 

Obioha Okoroafor is the Founder and Group Managing Director of the HOBARK Group, adjudged one of the fastest growing indigenous integrated Oilfield service group in sub-Saharan Africa. Tireless entrepreneur, investor and advisor who sits on the Board of numerous other companies and nongovernment organizations. A Consummate champion of local content, young talent, and new ideas, who has continued to nurture the careers of numerous engineers and engineering leaders. He has won several awards one of which is an Excellence Award in recognition of his outstanding achievement in “Corporate Social Responsibility A COREN registered Engineer and a Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers, FNSE. Member of PETAN, SPE, NECA, PHCCIMA and LCCI. He possesses BSc (Hons) degree in Power Electrical Engineering from University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

 

Austin Omobhude

Managing Director/CEO

 

 

 

Co-founder and Managing Director/CEO of Uniterm Nigeria Ltd. A business with primary focus on: Provision of drilling rigs – onshore, offshore and Deep Water; Provision EPCI services – onshore and offshore and Well Services – onshore and offshore A Well-rounded E&P professional with over 35 years of diverse Industry experience in Oil & Gas (Land and offshore); Well Planning & Construction, Well Operations and Servicing (Workover operations), Drilling Technology, Business Planning, Commercial & Contracting activities, Business & Performance Consultancy and General Management. He has Engineering and MBA qualifications. A professional member Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers, Society of Petroleum Engineers, International Association of Drilling Contractors, and Institute of Directors

Thomas Emetoh

Assets Director

 

Co-Founder and managing director of Tuwal Limited. a business primarily focused on deploying specialty microemulsion chemicals in oil wells to remove near wellbore impairments and allow the wells to produce at their maximum potential.
A high impact, versatile global energy industry sales, marketing and general management professional with expertise and experience spanning Africa, Europe, and US. Prized for business and commercial acumen in setting multi-year growth strategies. Valued for bidding strategy and tactical strengths that won >$4B in business for Baker Hughes in eight years of tenure. Managed more than $1B in businesses spanning Norway, UK, Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Continental Europe geo-markets in achieving their all-time revenue highs and profit margins.
A professional member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, who possesses a B.Eng. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Festus Oketah

Director

 

 

 

Managing Director of DrillPet International Ltd, a business with primary focus on Drilling and Measurements. An established professional with over 31 years’ experience in both Manufacturing and Oil & Gas Industries, and with exceptional skills in Operations Management.

A member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Society of Petroleum Engineers, and possesses a B.Eng. (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the Enugu State University of Technology, Nigeria

Chris Idisi

Director

 

Managing Director/Chief Operating of South Western Technologies & Oilfield Services Ltd business unit for Nigeria. A business with primary focus on well services and intervention.
An experienced Executive Manager with over 20 years Oil and Gas industry experience ranging from Drilling and Completion to Business Operations management, Asset & Resource management, Personnel and QHSE management experience. Spanning from North Sea, Europe, and West & South Africa. Prior to co-owning an oil & gas Service Company, spent 16 years with reputable Schlumberger Drilling & Measurement. Exposed to Deep & Shallow waters, Land, and swamp territories.
He possesses a B.Eng. (Hons) in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria

Emmanuel Okoroafor

HRM, Director

 

Managing Director/CEO of Hobark Consultant Management Services Ltd, a business with primary focus on the full-suite of Human Capital Management. He is also Executive Director of Hobark International Ltd, and integrated oilfield services company. Prior to joining Hobark, he was Senior Technologist / Head of Materials Technology at BOC Edwards in UK.
Dr Emmanuel Okoroafor has worked 31 years in academia and industry in Nigeria and Overseas. He is the founder of MEPON Ltd, company that provides online platforms for Global Equipment and Facilities Rentals and for Services for Hire.
A UK registered chartered Engineer-CEng, FEANI registered Engineer – Eur-Ing, Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mines – FIMMM. Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants – FIMC. Possesses a BSc (Hons) Physics, University of Ife, Nigeria, Dip d’Ing Nuclear Engineering, Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucleaires, Grenoble, France, PhD Materials Science, Universite Denis Diderot, Paris VII, Paris, France