Paul Martinez

Paul Martinez

Non-Executive Director

Paul currently serves on the executive management team of Africa Oil Corp. as Exploration Vice President and is a Director for Africa Oil UK Ltd. and Africa Oil SA Corp. He leads all of Africa Oil’s geoscience and exploration programs and has over 30 years of international and domestic US experience in the oil industry. Paul was in place to help locate the Company’s first discovery wells in Kenya that led to the company’s significant growth. He has also helped lead the company’s expanding exploration focus in Africa and South America where Africa Oil has participated in recent offshore discoveries in South Africa and Namibia.

Prior to joining Africa Oil, Paul worked 18 years with Occidental Oil & Gas Corporation where he was the Director International Business Development, located in Occidental’s corporate headquarters. During his tenure at Oxy Paul worked exploration projects in the Texas Gulf Coast, Permian Basin, Rockies, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia and Africa and  held overseas management positions 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.

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