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Junior oil and gas company exploring offshore Guyana appoints new geologist

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Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. the junior oil and gas exploration company with licences in Guyana and the highly prospective basins in Namibia, announced on Thursday the appointment of Selma Usiku to the role of Senior Geologist. Usiku will join the Company with immediate effect, Eco said.

Usiku is a highly experienced geoscientist, with a strong track record in the sub-Saharan oil and gas industry and spent the last six years assessing exploration plays in the South Atlantic Margin, specifically in Namibia and South Africa. As an exploration geologist she focuses on regional geological and geophysical interpretation. She previously worked with Eco on the company’s Namibian blocks.

The Senior Geologist serves on Namibia’s American Association of Petroleum Geologists Geosciences Technology Workshops Steering Committee and holds a Master of Science (MSc) focused on Petroleum Geoscience from Royal Holloway, University of London. She has also provided industry leading geotechnical services to the African Oil Exploration sector and in 2018 she was nominated and was awarded Global Women Petroleum & Energy Club Award for Excellence in Africa.

“We are delighted to have Selma joining the team here at Eco,” said Colin Kinley, COO and Co-Founder. “She brings a wealth of exploration experience to our four Namibian blocks all recently renewed for another 10 years. As we seek out partners for the new Licenses, she will lead the technical support for Namibia through the farm out process and also help define the exploration path as we move forward.”

He said Usiku also brings fresh and innovative interpretation to Eco’s exploration efforts and she is bringing welcomed insight to its advancing 3D reprocessing and target selection in Guyana for the company’s 2022 drilling program.

“I am very excited to join the Eco team,” Usiku said. “This is a great moment for the company, with Eco having reset the four blocks in Namibia and plans to conduct further drilling in Guyana.”

She said joining an exploration team with such great knowledge and experience in Geophysics and Geology and a long history of international exploration, will help broaden her perspective. “I look forward to working closely with the team going forward and progressing the exciting acreage we have in the portfolio.”

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