Wentworth Resources Ltd. said on Jan. 15 that Eskil Jersing has agreed to join Wentworth as CEO.

The company anticipates that Eskil will join Wentworth and board of directors in second-quarter 2018 as he undertakes an orderly transition from his current position as CEO of Sterling Energy Plc.

Eskil's career to date spans over 30 years working across the spectrum of exploration, appraisal, production and development projects in many petroleum basins (North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Africa, southeast Asia and Australasia).

Throughout his career, Eskil has led multidisciplinary integrated teams, executed new country entries, and secured leasehold positions, in addition to discovering and monetizing a number of oil and gas accumulations.

Eskil is currently CEO of Sterling Energy Plc, a U.K. based independent oil and gas exploration company focused primarily on Africa and the Middle East.

Eskil started his career in 1985 as a field seismologist with SSL, before moving to Enterprise Oil and, following their takeover he joined Shell International.

Eskil, who has held various positions at Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO), holds a bachelor’s in geophysics from Cardiff University and a master’s in petroleum geology from Imperial College, London.

“As indicated in November 2017, with the planned relocation of management to London, this is the right time for us to welcome a new, dynamic executive to the company who has a wealth of relevant geological and industry experience, to take the business to the next stage in our development," Bob McBean, an executive chairman at Wentworth, said.