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27 Oct 11 Kaztec Engineering Ltd. Appoints Geoff Stone as Projects Director


ABUJA, NIGERIA, Oct 27, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) –
Kaztec Engineering Ltd. (
www.kaztec-eng.com ), a leader in the
fabrication of drilling and production platforms and other
specialized structures for the oil and gas industry, today announced
the appointment of Geoff Stone to the position of projects director.
Kaztec is a subsidiary of the Chrome Group, a leading West African
oil and gas conglomerate.

As projects director, Stone will lead a highly experienced team at
Kaztec that will execute engineering, procurement and construction
(EPC) contracts for offshore oil and gas projects. Initially, he will
be responsible for planning and delivery by Kaztec of installed
facilities, including pipelines, risers, platforms and structures for
Addax Petroleum in Nigerian waters.

“We are pleased to have Geoff Stone join us as projects director and
we expect that his unique skills, capabilities and experience will
help position Kaztec for its next growth phase,” said Sir Emeka
Offor, chairman of the Chrome Group. “Geoff has worked for numerous
major operators and prime contractors in various regions of the
world. His strong focus on technology and innovation and his ability
to deliver some of the best EPC projects and products in the world in
challenging environments will help us to accomplish our goals.”

Before joining Kaztec, Stone was responsible for the strategy and
engineering direction of Penspen, an independent group of companies
providing services to the oil and gas industry. He also served on the
management team of Murphy Oil’s Kikeh project in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia. As the fluid transfer lines manager on the project, Stone
was responsible for delivering the world’s first dynamic submerged
oil transfer system, which was critical to the $1.4 billion
development.

Stone has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Salford.
He has worked in the offshore oil and gas industry since he graduated
in 1977. He has presented numerous papers in key technology centers
around the world.

The Chrome Group is one of Nigeria’s leading indigenous multinational
businesses with subsidiaries operating in oil and gas exploration and
production, oil and gas servicing, engineering, insurance, logistics
and power industries.

About Kaztec Engineering Limited

Kaztec Engineering Limited is fast becoming a leader in the
fabrication of drilling and production platforms, as well as other
specialized structures in the oil and gas industry. The company is
equipped to provide turnkey onshore and offshore fabrication and
installation services. Its core capabilities include engineering,
procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of offshore
and onshore oil and gas facilities for the oil and gas industry in
West Africa. Kaztec values cultural individuality, a work ethic bound
by quality, employee safety, and a strong focus on its clientele.
Kaztec’s corporate headquarters is in Abuja, Nigeria. The company is
a subsidiary of the Chrome Group, one of Nigeria’s leading indigenous
conglomerates with companies operating in oil and gas exploration and
production, oil and gas servicing, engineering, insurance, logistics
and power industries.


        Contact:
        Val Oji
        Chrome Group
        Chief Communications Officer
        +234 803 719 0145
        Email Contact

SOURCE: The Chrome Group


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