ADM Energy, a natural resources investing company, has announced the appointment of Darrell McKenna and Dr Satinder Purewal as non-board advisory members to the company’s technical team
Darrell McKenna has joined the firm as the lead in drilling and surface engineering. He brings 38 years of operational and leadership experience in the oil and gas industry with E&P and field services companies such as ExxonMobil, where he managed production growth offshore Nigeria, as well as Schlumberger and Hess Corporation.
McKenna is a former Kosmos Energy chief operating officer, growing production in West African assets, and former Oracle Energy Corporation chairman and CEO, focused on sub-Saharan Africa. He has extensive knowledge of production operations, drilling and completion, and strategic planning.
Dr Satinder Purewal has also been appointed as lead in petroleum and reservoir engineering. Purewal has nearly four decades of global oil and gas experience, advising on issues related to technical, commercial, and reserves, including de-risking potential acquisition opportunities in Nigeria and around the world. He was the head of European reserves assurance and global reserves training in Shell.
He was also chair of the Society of Petroleum Engineers committee which published the PRMS Application Guidelines. He chairs the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe's Petroleum Working Group, and is Honorary Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Imperial College.
These two members join Wilhelmus “Wim” Burgers, a former ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips geologist and geophysical lead with more than 35 years of global operational experience. Wim is the geologist and geophysical lead on the ADM technical team.
Osamede Okhomina, CEO of ADM, said, “I am delighted to welcome Darrell and Dr Satinder as technical advisers. Once more, we are adding seasoned professionals with major IOC backgrounds and experience working on some of the most prominent field development projects.
“This is particularly important as the Aje partners focus on developing the gas reserves and tripling production at the asset. It also strengthens our position to accurately assess marginal fields in Nigeria and confidently progress investment opportunities across West Africa.”