About Us / Hobark International Ltd

H obark International Limited is the parent company of the Hobark group operating in the oil and gas industry. The company was incorporated in 1998, starting as a staffing agency based in Port Harcourt. Currently we have offices in 4 countries with our head office in Lagos. The group offers the following services.

Drilling services are offered through Drillpet in a technical partnership with Schlumberger Nigeria Limited and Gyrodata Inc. The company is specialized in borehole gyroscopic surveying, conventional and advanced directional drilling, measurement while drilling, logging while drilling and well engineering.

Ultiproc offers a one- stop shop solution for international procurement and services for a wide range of products for the oil and gas industry, construction, medical and manufacturing industry. At Ultiproc, we BUY…SHIP and DELIVER to your CHOICE LOCATION.

Full cycle recruitment solutions and HR-department outsourcing for the oil and gas industry is provided by Hobark CMS. Registered employees are placed at major oil companies throughout the world for various positions

Hobark International Limited is always looking for new business opportunities. If you would like to discuss possibilities you can reach us on our contact us page.

Our Team

  • Engr. Obioha F. Okoroafor

    Engr. Obioha F. Okoroafor

    Group Managing Director

    Founder and Chairman of the HOBARK Group of Companies. Prior to establishing in 2000 what is today known as HOBARK, Engr. Okoroafor worked for Schlumberger-Anadrill, where he spent thirteen years working up the ladder from Maintenance Engineer to Location Manager. He holds a BSc in Power Electrical Engineering from the University of Nigeria, a the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

  • Dr. Emmanuel Okoroafor

    Dr. Emmanuel Okoroafor

    Executive Director, Hobark International Ltd

    Currently, Executive Director of Hobark International Limited. Prior to joining HOBARK in 2010, as General Manager, Human Resources & Development, as well as General Manager of Hobark International (UK) Limited, he has held the positions of Head of Materials Technology and Senior Technologist at BOC Edwards in UK, and various Teaching and Research positions in Universities in the UK. He holds a BSc degree in Physics from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria; a “Diplôme D’ Ingénieur in Nuclear Engineering from Ecole National Supérieure D’Ingénieurs Electriciens de Grenoble, France; and a PhD in Materials Science from Université Denis Diderot (Paris VII), Paris, France. He is a registered UK Engineering Council Chartered Engineer, and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (UK).

  • Engr. Festus I. Oketah

    Engr. Festus I. Oketah

    GM, Drillpet International Ltd

    General Manager of DrillPet International Limited and before that he was the Group Operations Manager of the Hobark Group of Companies. Prior to joining Hobark International Limited as Quality Control Manager in May 2007, He has held the position of Production Workshop Manager in Michelin Nigeria Limited. He possesses a degree in Chemical Engineering from now Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu and Executive MBA (General Management) from Rivers State University of Science and Technology. A Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Local Content (FNILC).

  • Engr. Augustine E. Omobhude

    Engr. Augustine E. Omobhude

    Executive Director/Partner, Uniterm

    Executive Director/Partner of Uniterm. Prior to joining UNITERM as Partner in 2010, he has held the positions of Drilling Manager, Performance Manager, Portfolio Manager in Nigeria and overseas. He possesses a Degree in Engineering and Masters in Business Administration, a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE), Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers (CADE), and International Association of Drilling Contractor (IADC).

  • Mr. Charles Ibe

    Mr. Charles Ibe

    GM, UltiProc Nigeria Ltd

    Prior to joining UltiProc, Charles Ibe was Clients Relationship Manager at Leadway Pensure PFA where he carved a niche for himself in Sales/Marketing and effective Customer Service. His experience also cuts across the Telecoms and Food/Beverage sectors where he held several positions. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts and is currently on track in relevant professional certifications.

  • Babajide Odulaja

    Babajide Odulaja

    Executive Director, Gigasec Services Ltd

    Executive Director of Gigasec Services Limited. Prior to joining Gigasec as Executive Director in 2013, he has held the positions of Systems Analyst, Wireless Security Consultant and System Engineer in Nigeria. He possesses a Degree in Metallurgy and Material Engineering. He is ITIL V3 Certified, Mobility Solutions Expert from Motorola, a Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineering and a member of Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI).

  • Mr. William A. Kouame

    Mr. William A. Kouame

    GM, Hobark Group Côte d’Ivoire

    Prior to joining HOBARK Int’l Ltd in 2015, Mr. William A. Kouame has held the positions of Logistics Administrator with TULLOW OIL CI, Rig administrator for TRANSOCEAN International and Private Accounts Manager for VERSUS BANK and OMNIFINANCE CI. He possesses a B.Sc. Degree in Banking & Finance from the Business school of University of Legon, Accra and holds a diploma in supply Chain-Tenders management from Petrofact (J.M Campbell), Houston Texas. He is a member of the Ivorian chamber of Commerce (CCI), and Treasurer of the Foundation Aboudia for Arts & Culture.

  • Engr. Chris Idisi

    Engr. Chris Idisi

    Executive Director/Partner, South Western Tech. & Oilfield Services Ltd

    Chris Idisi has been an Executive Director and Partner for South Western Tech. & Oilfield Services Limited since 2016, prior to that, he was with Schlumberger for 16 years where he held numerous operational and support positions within Schlumberger, his last role was the Drilling and Measurement Operations Manager for West Africa (based in Lagos, Nigeria). Amongst others are Operations Manager for Ghana, Ivory Coast & Remote (based in Accra, Ghana), Reginal Operations Support Manager for Angola, East & Remote Africa (based in Luanda, Angola), Europe Operations Support Manager (Ravenna, Italy), Drilling Service Manager (Stavanger, Norway) etc. He possesses a B.Engr Degree in Chemical Engineering and also a member Society of Petroleum Engineers and Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers (CADE).

  • Engr. Thomas Emetoh

    Engr. Thomas Emetoh

    Managing Director, Tuwal Limited.

    Mr. Emetoh has 28 years of experience in oil and gas operations, rising from Field Engineer to management positions in Africa, Europe, and United States. He worked for Schlumberger Ltd from 1990 to 2007 after which he joined Baker Hughes where he worked till 2016. Prior to joining Hobark group as the Managing Director of Tuwal limited, he was the President of Tuwa Consultants LLC, a Houston based oilfield consultancy business. He holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nigeria. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

  • Engr. Ebere Chimezie

    Engr. Ebere Chimezie

    Managing Director/CEO, Linkpetro Services Limited.

    Ebere Chimezie has spent 27 years in the oil and gas industry, of which 24 years was with Royal Dutch Shell. Ebere’s core expertise is in leading and delivering complex, high risk subsea and offshore oil & gas projects and ventures. One of his previous project delivery roles was Project Manager of a portfolio of deepwater subsea projects in the US Gulf of Mexico with total Capex exceeding US$0.5bln. Additionally, as Subsea Manager in Brazil and Malaysia, he led several offshore and subsea projects in those regions, with total combined Capex exceeding US1.0bln. In a another role as Asset Manager, Midstream Gas Pipelines (USA), Ebere managed a gas pipeline business, including having P&L, HSSE, asset integrity, and operations accountabilities. He started his oil/gas career in Nigeria where he spent 8 years as facilities engineer for several oil/gas projects. He holds degrees in Civil Engineering (BSc.) Marine/Subsea Technology (MSc.) and Business Administration (MBA).

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