Company Further Strengthens Canadian Operations
As it Transitions to a Growth-Oriented Exploration and Production Company
CALGARY, ALBERTA, Feb. 11, 2010 /CNW/ - Enterra Energy Trust ("Enterra", "We" or the "Trust") is pleased to announce three new management appointments in preparation for its previously announced plan to convert to a growth oriented, exploration and production corporation to be named Equal Energy Ltd. ("Equal Energy").
Mr. Shane Peet has been appointed Senior Vice President, Engineering. Mr. Peet, a registered professional engineer with over 15 years of experience, has been serving in several roles with Enterra since August 2009. He brings a broad range of experience with several successful small to large-cap exploration and production companies, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer of Wild River Resources, Inc. He has also served in roles of increasing responsibility at Prairie Schooner Energy, Great Northern Exploration and Rio Alto Exploration. In his new role, Mr. Peet will be responsible for Canadian exploitation and operations. Additionally, he will be in charge of evaluations across all of Enterra's portfolio.
Ms. Terry Fullerton is promoted to Vice President, Canadian Exploration. Ms. Fullerton has 21 years of experience generating successful exploration plays with various Canadian companies ranging from start ups to large firms. Her appointment serves to establish the focus necessary for the pursuit of quality exploration and resource plays in Enterra's portfolio of assets.
Mr. Peter Letizia is promoted to Vice President, Production for Canada. Mr. Letizia joined Enterra in 2007 as Production Manager and brings 18 years of varied experience with large and small companies. Mr. Letizia's expanded responsibilities will include Canadian production assurance and leadership of health, safety and environment initiatives.
Don Klapko, President and CEO, said: "The appointments of Shane, Terry and Peter are critical to our commitment to build a growth oriented exploration and production company. This organizational enhancement will further align our U.S. and Canadian management teams with the shared objectives of production and reserve growth, consistent with the post-conversion growth-oriented strategy of Equal Energy. We are excited to have these new leaders with strong skills and substantial depth of experience joining our management team. We believe that we have the team in place to exploit and grow our North American assets and we are excited about the growth opportunities available to us given our diversified asset and production portfolios in the U.S. and Canada."
About Enterra Energy Trust
Enterra is an exploration and production oil and gas trust based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with its United States operations office located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Enterra's trust units and debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols (ENT.UN, ENT.DB, ENT.DB.A) and Enterra's trust units are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (ENT). The Trust's portfolio of oil and gas properties is geographically diversified with producing properties located principally in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Oklahoma. Production is comprised of approximately 55 percent crude oil and natural gas liquids and 45 percent natural gas. Enterra has compiled a multi-year drilling inventory for its properties including its new oil play opportunities in the Cardium in west central Alberta and the Circus prospect in southern Oklahoma.
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SOURCE Equal Energy Ltd.
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