Paul is currently Vice President of Exploration at Africa Oil and has over 30 years of international and domestic US experience in the oil industry. Paul was previously a Director of International Business Development with Occidental Petroleum Corporation and over a period of 18 years worked exploration projects in the Texas Gulf Coast, Permian Basin, Rockies, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia and Africa. He has held overseas management positions for Oxy in Libya, Oman and Peru. While serving as Director of Africa Exploration at Oxy Paul led exploration efforts with a focus on East Africa, West Africa, and Libya.
Paul holds a Master of Science and Doctorate degrees in applied earth sciences from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum geology from the University of Texas at Austin.