Our Team
Hobark International Limited an integrated oilfield service company. We provide Consultant Management Services, Drilling services and other Oilfield related services.
Hobark, Drillpet, Linkpetro, Tuwal, Uniterm, Gigasec, South Western, HCMS, Drilling, Oil, Gas, Consultants, Offshore, Onshore, Swamp, Recruitment, Manpower, Rig
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Our Team

Engr. Obioha F. Okoroafor


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 fellow of 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


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. Augustine E. Omobhude


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).

Engr. Festus I. Oketah


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. Thomas Emetoh


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


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).

Engr. Chris Idisi


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).