Aspire Energy has opened a new office in the heart of the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry, Port Harcourt. Located off East West Road, the Novatec Energy Port Harcourt team will focus initially on reviewing opportunities for acquisition, joint ventures, or investments in the energy resources sector.
Bringing over two decades of industry experience to Novatec Energy, Samuel Esome, has been appointed general manager for the company in Port Harcourt, and is responsible for the strategy to drive the business, which will focus on building a diversified portfolio of oil and gas assets in Nigeria with strong emphasis on forging the right partnerships.
Before joining Novatec Energy, Esome’s career in the Oil and Gas industry included roles in Offshore Engineering, HSEQ, and Business Development and most recently as General Manager Sales and Marketing for EDF Energy UK. His career has spanned many aspects of the industry from Offshore Drilling to Subsea Construction/Engineering and IMR through Consultancy into Asset Integrity.
Stephen Okoekpen, managing director of Aspire Capital, said: “Nigeria is a strategic market for the company and our commitment to building our presence here can now truly be realised as we establish a highly capable, dedicated team and experienced, energetic leadership in place.”