Vance Querio

Vance Querio

Chief Executive Officer, Oryx Petroleum

Vance Querio joined Oryx Petroleum in March 2012 and served as its West Africa Regional Manager until being appointed Chief Operating Officer in April 2015, and promoted as Chief Executive Officer in March 2016.

Prior to joining Oryx Petroleum, Vance worked with Addax Petroleum, where he was Chairman and Managing Director for its Nigeria Business Unit, leading Addax Petroleum’s operations as the largest independent oil company in Nigeria, with peak production capacity of 120,000 barrels per day. He previously provided executive management and professional engineering services for several oil industry companies and worked with Chevron for 20 years, in various positions, including projects in the Middle East, West Africa, North and South America and South East Asia.

Vance is a member of the Swiss section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is also a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

He is a graduate in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University in the United States.