Our Team

Engr. Obioha F. Okoroafor

GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR

Founder and Chairman of the Hobark Group of Companies. Prior to establishing in 2000 what is known today as, Hobark International Ltd, Engr. Okoroafor worked for Schlumberger-Anadrill. There he spent thirteen years working up the ladder from Maintenance Engineer to Location Manager. He has a Bachelors of Science 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

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HOBARK INTERNATIONAL LTD

Prior to joining HOBARK in 2010 as the General Manager of Human Resources & Development, as well as the General Manager of Hobark International (UK) Limited, Dr. Okoroafor has held the positions of Head of Materials Technology and Senior Technologist at BOC Edwards in the UK as well as various teaching and research positions at universities in the UK. He holds a Bachelors of Science 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, UNITERM

Prior to joining UNITERM as a Partner in 2010, Engr. Omobhude has held the positions of Drilling Manager, Performance Manager, Portfolio Manager in Nigeria and overseas. He possesses a Bachelors degree in Engineering and Masters in Business Administration. He is 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

GM, DRILLPET INTERNATIONAL LTD

Prior to becoming the General Manager of DrillPet International Limited, Engr. Oketah was the Group Operations Manager of the Hobark Group of Companies. Before joining Hobark International Limited as Quality Control Manager in May 2007, he held the position of Production Workshop Manager in Michelin Nigeria Limited. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu and an 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

MANAGING DIRECTOR, TUWAL LIMITED.

Engr. Emetoh has 28 years of experience in Oil and Gas operations, rising from Field Engineer to management positions in Africa, Europe, and the 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 Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nigeria. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Engr. Ebere Chimezie

MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO, LINKPETRO SERVICES LIMITED.

Engr. Chimezie has spent 27 years in the Oil and Gas Industry, 24 years 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 for a portfolio of deepwater subsea projects in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with total Capex exceeding $0.5 Billion. Additionally, as Subsea Manager in Brazil and Malaysia, he led several offshore and subsea projects in those regions, with total combined Capex exceeding $1 Billion. In 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 and Gas career in Nigeria where he spent 8 years as Facilities Engineer for several Oil and Gas projects. He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering, an MSc in Marine/Subsea Technology, and an MBA in Business Administration.

Engr. Chris Idisi

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/PARTNER, SOUTH WESTERN TECH. & OILFIELD SERVICES LTD

Since 2016, Engr. Chris Idisi has been the Executive Director and Partner for South Western Tech & Oilfield Services Limited. Before joining Hobark International, he worked for Schlumberger for 16 years where he held numerous operational and support positions. His last role was the Drilling and Measurement Operations Manager for West Africa (Lagos, Nigeria). Other positions Engr. Idisi has held are Operations Manager for Ghana, Ivory Coast & Remote (Accra, Ghana), Regional Operations Support Manager for Angola, East & Remote Africa ( Luanda, Angola), Europe Operations Support Manager (Ravenna, Italy), Drilling Service Manager (Stavanger, Norway) etc. He holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers (CADE).