Eland Oil & Gas announces Brian O’Cathain to its Board as upcoming Non-Executive Director

– UK, London – Eland Oil & Gas PLC (AIM:ELA), an oil & gas production and development company operating in West Africa with an initial focus on Nigeria, is pleased to confirm the appointment of Brian John O’Cathain (Aged 57) as Non-Executive Director to the Board of Directors of the Company effective 1 October 2017.

Mr. O’Cathain is a geologist and petroleum engineer with over 30 years’ experience in senior technical and commercial roles in upstream oil and gas E&P companies, including Shell International, Enterprise Oil and Tullow Oil plc. He has experience in working in West Africa, North Africa, onshore Europe, the North Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, South Asia and offshore Ireland. He was the Managing Director of Tullow Oil’s International Business during the Energy Africa acquisition, and served as Chief Executive of Afren plc from 2005 to 2007. He was also the Chief Executive of Petroceltic International plc from 2007 to 2016. During this period Petroceltic discovered the Ain Tsila gas condensate field in Algeria, and concluded a nil-premium merger with Melrose Energy. Mr O’Cathain holds a first-class honours degree in Geology from the University of Bristol.

Russell Harvey, Chairman of the Company, stated: “I am delighted to welcome Brian to the Eland board. He brings a wealth of industry experience which will be both invaluable and additive as the company grows.”

For more information : http://www.ealndoilandgas.com

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