Dr. Jude O. Amaefule

Non-Executive Director

He is currently the Chairman/CEO of Emerald Energy Resources Limited operators of OPL 229 in Nigeria, with over 40 years of practical oil industry experience in management, technology development and consulting. He consults globally for major oil companies (Shell, Mobil, Chevron, Repsol/YPF, PDVSA) on improving oil and gas production rates and optimizing field development and reservoir management.

Dr. Amaefule had worked for Occidental Petroleum and BP as a Senior Petroleum Engineer in charge of field-wide well productivity improvement in California and Prudhoe Bay Field, Alaska. He has also worked in the service sector, as a Senior Vice President in charge of Business Development/Marketing and Research & Technology Development and Instrument Development, for Core Laboratories, a division of Western Atlas International in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Amaefule is the President/CEO of VRMT International Inc., a leading-edge technology-based Petroleum Engineering Consultancy company, headquartered in Houston, Texas that specializes in optimizing Oil and Gas Reservoir Management. VRMT also provides engineering support to Emerald Energy Resources Limited the operators of OPL 229.