TSX-V: ORC.A, ORC.B
TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, May 24, 2011 /CNW/ - Orca Exploration
Group Inc. ("Orca" or the "Company") announces the appointment of Dale
Rollins as Chief Operating Officer ("COO") effective June 13, 2011.
Mr. Rollins will report directly to Orca Exploration Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer W. David Lyons. He will be based in the United
Kingdom and will maintain offices in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
As COO Mr. Rollins will have broad management responsibilities including
direction of all aspects of Orca's day-to-day operations, providing
leadership in the implementation of Board strategies, implementing
targets and plans and working closely with Orca Chairman & CEO David
Lyons in developing the Company's asset portfolio.
Prior to joining Orca, Mr. Rollins had a highly successful 27-year
career that included senior oil and gas management responsibilities in
Nigeria, Russia, Australia, Europe and the United States. Mr. Rollins
spent over 20 years with the Shell group of companies finally serving
as Deputy Managing Director for Shell in Nigeria responsible for
production operations and 25 ongoing major projects with production
capacity of over 1 million barrels of oil per day, plus significant gas
In Russia he was First Deputy Director General for NGK Itera, based in
Moscow. He also served as CEO and Managing Director of Sahara Energy
Fields Ltd., a private company with interests in the mid and downstream
sectors of the oil and gas industry. More recently he was the COO of
Masdar, a company that is involved in the renewable energy sector. In
that role he was based in Abu Dhabi as part of the Abu Dhabi Future
Energy Company. Mr Rollins is a graduate of the South Dakota School of
Mines with a degree in Geological Engineering.
As part of his new responsibilities with Orca Exploration, Mr Rollins
will review all operating practices, systems and policies with a focus
on increasing collaboration and implementing best practices at all
levels. The Company's current management team will report to Mr
Orca Exploration is an international public company engaged in natural
gas exploration, development and supply in Tanzania, the establishment
of a coastal pipeline gas network in East Africa, oil and gas appraisal
in Italy and the acquisition of additional new high potential
exploration opportunities in Europe and Africa. Orca Exploration trades
on the TSXV under the trading symbols ORC.B and ORC.A.
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SOURCE Orca Exploration Group Inc.
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