May 11, 2010, Vancouver, B.C., Canada – Simba Energy Inc. (the “Company”) today announced that Dr. Karim Akrawi has been appointed to its board of directors.
Dr. Akrawi, who holds a PhD degree in Geo-Statistics and Exploration from London-UK and a BSc degree in Petroleum Geology from Baghdad-Iraq, is currently the managing director of Geodynamics, and is responsible for worldwide Geosciences Passive Seismic – Infra Passive Deferential Spectroscopy (IPDS) survey activities encompassing programming, developing, studies, data integration and interpretation.
For the past ten years, Dr. Akrawi has been a major Geoscientist contributor in developing the passive seismic IPDS technology for Reservoir Hydrocarbon Indication (RHI) surveys and through his direction, Geodynamics has conducted over 120 surveys in several oil basins throughout the world. Recently Dr Akrawi has conducted Passive Seismic surveys in Africa including Mali, Cameroon, Nigeria and Sudan. Dr. Akrawi has presented and published several related Passive Seismic IPDS application papers and reports and his work has contributed to the development of the Passive Seismic IPDS technology being used today.
Dr. Akrawi was Senior Reservoir Geologist with Abu Dhabi Company (ADCO) for Onshore Oil Operations from 1980 to 2008 which is currently producing 1.8 million barrels of oil per day. Dr. Akrawi has been involved in most of the exploration areas, discoveries and developed fields in UAE and other parts of the Gulf exploration area. This includes well proposals, drilling operation, supervision, geological studies, preparing conceptual field development plans, economical evaluation, feasibility studies, geological appraisal, probabilistic oil and gas reserves estimates, risk analysis, regional geology, regional exploration, as well as well databases for traded Gulf countries hydrocarbon discovery fields.
“Dr. Akrawi is a welcome addition to the Simba Energy board of directors. Dr. Akrawi is a highly respected and knowledgeable Geoscientist in the Middle East and throughout the world,” said Simba CEO and President Robert Dinning. “He brings to the Company a degree of experience that will add immeasurably to our leadership team and will be a tremendous asset to Simba Energy as we continue to guide the Company towards our key strategic targeted regions in Africa and the Middle East.”
About Simba Energy Inc.
Simba Energy, Inc. (TSXV: SMB) is an oil and gas exploration company focused on hydrocarbon opportunities in Africa. Simba Energy has already secured a Hydrocarbon Reconnaissance Permit in Liberia which extends over an area of 1,366 sq. kms and covers the entire onshore extent of the Robert-Bassa Basin.
The Company’s shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SMB as well as the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the GDA.
On Behalf of the Board,
President and CEO
For further information, contact Robert Dinning, President and CEO of the Company at:
email@example.com Telephone: (604) 641-4450 Facsimile: (604) 669-9335