Sirius Petroleum chief operating officer passes away

The chief operating officer (COO) of Sirius Petroleum, a company focused on oil and gas exploration and development opportunities in Nigeria, has suddenly passed away.

Sirius said on Thursday that the company’s COO Peter Gregory died suddenly while at home in the UK.

Gregory was appointed as the COO of Sirius on April 12 and was given a primary responsibility to handle operations at the Ororo field. He was not a member of the main board but the company said it considered him as an important member of the operational management team.

Chairman of Sirius, Jack Pryde, said: “Peter will be greatly missed by us all at Sirius as a work colleague and a personality with great energy and expertise who commanded much respect by each member of the team. Our very sincerest thoughts are with his family at this time.”

“While the company does have depth in its operational management team and of course the considerable support of its group of operational partners, the board is taking immediate steps to put in place an experienced COO with the requisite skill set,” the company added.

Gregory’s career spanned over 40 years of continuous service in drilling and operations in the oil and gas sector, holding senior operational drilling roles with several companies including Lasmo, Premier Oil, and BG Group.

Over the last ten years, he held senior roles on projects around the world such as drilling engineering and management positions and as a head of drilling for three independent international oil companies.

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