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Frank Ingriselli , , , Independent Director, Chairman

Mr. Ingriselli serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Blackhawk Energy Ventures Inc., a position he has held since founding the company in 2016, and has more than 36 years of experience in the energy industry with wide ranging oil and natural gas exploration and production company experience in diverse geographies, business climates and political environments. Mr. Ingriselli was the founder in 2011 of PEDEVCO Corp. a NYSE MKT listed company and the founder of Pacific Asia Petroleum Inc. in 2005 (Erin Energy’s predecessor entity).

Mr. Ingriselli began his career at Texaco, Inc. (Texaco) in 1979 and held management positions in Texaco’s Producing-Eastern Hemisphere Department and Middle East/Far East Division and Texaco’s International Exploration Company. While at Texaco, Mr. Ingriselli negotiated a successful foreign oil development investment contract in China in 1983. In 1992, Mr. Ingriselli was named President of Texaco International Operations Inc. and over the next several years directed Texaco's global initiatives in exploration and development.

Mr. Ingriselli graduated from Boston University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University in both Finance and International Finance in 1977 and a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1979.

Mahmud Ahmed , , , Independent Director

Mr. Ahmed has an extensive history of government service on behalf of the Republic of Nigeria and has served at the highest levels of the Nigerian Government. Mr. Ahmed served as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation of Nigeria, a role that involved serving as Secretary to all Councils and bodies chaired by the President of the Republic, such as the Federal Executive Council and the Council of State. Mr. Ahmed served as the Minister of Defense and as the Head of Civil Service, where he was responsible for instituting fundamental reforms. Mr. Ahmed has served on the board of directors of Industrial and General Insurance since 2014 and assumed the role of chairman of the board of Industrial and General Insurance in 2016.

Mr. Ahmed holds an undergraduate degree in social science with a specialization in government and a master’s degree in public administration with a specialization in public finance from Ahmadu Bello University.

Femi Ayoade , , , Director

Femi Ayoade was named managing director for Erin Energy in 2013. Mr. Ayoade joined the company as technical manager in September 2011. Prior to joining Erin Energy, he was technical manager of Allied Energy Plc where he provided leadership in a variety of positions, including Drilling, Petroleum Engineering, and Project and Petroleum Operations.

Mr. Ayoade earned a HND degree in petroleum engineering from the Petroleum Training Institute in Nigeria and a master's degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Houston. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Lee P. Brown , , , Independent Director

Dr. Brown has served on the Company’s Board since April 2010. Capping a career of public service dedicated to law enforcement, Dr. Brown was elected Mayor of the City of Houston on December 6, 1997, sworn in on January 2, 1998; and re-elected in 1999 and again in 2001, serving the maximum of three terms in office. Prior to his election as Mayor of the nation’s fourth-largest city, Dr. Brown served in President Clinton’s Cabinet as Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy from 1993 to 1996.

Dr. Brown rose through the law enforcement ranks: first as a patrolman with the San Jose, California Police Department; then as a Sheriff of Multnomah County, Oregon; followed by Commissioner of Public Safety in Atlanta, Georgia; Chief of Police in Houston, Texas; and Police Commissioner for New York City, New York.

Dr. Brown has an undergraduate degree in criminology from Fresno State University, a master’s degree in sociology from San Jose State University and holds a master’s degree and doctorate degree in criminology from the University California at Berkeley, where he also is an UCBerkeley Fellow. He was selected as UC-Berkeley’s 2004 Alumnus of the Year. He also holds honorary doctorate degrees from Florida International University, Portland State University, State University of New York, Fresno State University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Paul Quinn College and Howard University. He is an honorary visiting professor at four universities in China.

Dr. Brown also has been a part time Professor at San Jose State University; Professor and Chairman of the Department of Administration of Justice at Portland State University; Associate Director of the Institute for Urban Affairs and Research and Professor of Public Administration at Howard University; University Professor at Texas Southern University; and a Senior Scholar at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and Professor of Sociology at Rice University. After leaving the Office of the Mayor, he served as a Visiting Scholar in the School of Social Sciences at Rice University.

Dr. Brown is currently the Chairman and CEO of Brown Group International and Chairman of the Board of Unity National Bank.

Dudu Hlatshwayo , , , Independent Director

Ms. Hlatshwayo joined Erin Energy in 2015. She currently also serves as an independent non-executive director of the Public Investment Corporation of South Africa, Erin Energy’s second largest shareholder, and has held this position since December 2013. Ms. Hlatshwayo is the Chairman of Change EQ (PTY) Limited, a privately-held management consulting firm, which she founded in 2006 and also serves on the boards of KZN Growth Fund, AFMETCO, and the Land Bank.

She previously served as a Partner at Ernst & Young from 2005 to 2006. From 2004 to 2005, Ms. Hlatshwayo served as a Director in the Corporate Finance Division of Andisa Capital (Pty) Ltd. and from 1999 to 2004, she worked at Transnet SOC Ltd as a Group Executive. Prior to Transnet, Ms. Hlatshwayo worked at Telkom SA as a Senior Portfolio Manager, and from 1994 to 1996, she worked at ABSA Bank Limited as a Product Manager.

Ms. Hlatshwayo received her MBA from the University of South Africa with as specialization in Advanced Corporate Finance. She is passionate about building ethical and sustainable corporate organisations that are sensitive to the environment.

John Rudley , , , Independent Director

Dr. Rudley served as the President of Texas Southern University from February 2008 to July 2016, where he was responsible for instituting substantive and far-reaching changes via administrative, academic, student and outreach initiatives. From June 2007 to February 2008, Dr. Rudley served as the Interim Chancellor for the University of Houston System and the Interim President for the University of Houston. Dr. Rudley has also held administrative positions for Tennessee Board of Regents, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and has served as a Senior Technical Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to his experience in education, Dr. Rudley held positions at Arthur Andersen / Arlington McRae and Coopers and Lybrand, Certified Public Accountants. Dr. Rudley served on the board of directors and audit committee of AMSouth Bank.

Dr. Rudley is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas, earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Toledo and a M.Ed. and Ed.D. from Tennessee State University.

Mike Stinson , , , Independent Director

Mr. Stinson is a seasoned and broadly developed corporate executive in the energy industry with 37 years of multi-national experience with ConocoPhillips and its predecessor company, Conoco Inc.; experience with the U.S. Department of Defense as a 3161 SES executive assigned to the Coalition Provisional Authority and U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq; and service on boards of directors of both NYSE-traded and private companies. Mr. Stinson’s operational experience is substantial in the fields of exploration and production, pipelines and storage, natural gas, gas liquids processing and commercial operations, and marine scheduling. He has extensive capabilities in new business development, mergers and acquisitions, corporate planning, and corporate communications. Mr. Stinson’s corporate experience includes executive positions in international, U.S. federal, and U.S. state government relations with particular emphasis on new business development outside the United States and related issues with the U.S. federal government.

Mr. Stinson’s particular emphasis on corporate boards of directors has been comprehensive risk recognition, assessment, and mitigation; cash management; and new business development strategies. Mr. Stinson holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech and a M.B.A. from Arizona State University.

Prospective and Contingent Resource Disclaimer

This Competent Person’s Report contains estimates of "prospective resources" and "contingent resources." The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only “reserves,” as that term is defined under SEC rules.

Prospective resources are those quantities of petroleum estimated, as at a given date, to be potentially recoverable from undiscovered accumulations by application of future development projects. Contingent resources are those quantities of petroleum estimated, at a given date, to be potentially recoverable from known accumulations, but the applied projects are not yet considered mature enough for commercial development due to one or more contingencies.

Prospective resources have both an associated chance of discovery and a chance of development, while contingent resources have an associated chance of development. Investors should not assume there will be any discovery associated with prospective resources, or that any discovery or any contingent resources will be economically drillable or ever be upgraded into reserves.

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