Africa Oil

Africa Oil Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an oil and gas exploration and development company in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. The company holds interests in producing and development assets in deep-water Nigeria and development assets in Kenya. It also has a portfolio of exploration assets in Guyana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, and in the Senegal Guinea Bissau Joint Development Zone. The company was formerly known as Canmex Minerals Corporation and changed its name to Africa Oil Corp. in August 2007. Africa Oil Corp. was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.


Africa Oil Corp. was established in 1996 and is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The company is primarily engaged in the acquisition and development of production, exploration and appraisal assets in East and North Africa. In 2011, Africa Oil Corp. acquired an East Africa-focused oil and gas exploration portfolio from Hunt Oil Company.

Our mission is to create long-term value for our stakeholders, and develop significant resources for our shareholders and host governments.

Our vision is to be the premier explorer in East and North Africa, creating value by responsibly exploring for and developing oil and gas resources.

Key Team

Mr. Craig Knight (Chief Operations Officer)

Ms. Rashida McLean (Corp. Counsel & Corp. Sec.)

Mr. Bryan M. Benitz (Consultant)

Ms. Amy Bowe (VP of ESG)

Mr. Kevin E. Hisko (Corp. Sec.)

Ms. Kylie Litchfield (Group Financial Controller)

Recognition and Awards
Africa Oil Corp. has received the Canadian Global Exploration Award and the Middle East-North African Award of Merit.

Africa Oil
Leadership team

Mr. Keith C. Hill B.Sc., M.Sc., MBA (CEO, Pres & Non-Independent Director)

Mr. Pascal Nicodeme (Chief Financial Officer)

Dr. Paul Martinez (VP of Exploration)

Products/ Services
Energy, Mining, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Net Income
100M - 500M
Traded as
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