Bengal Energy Announces Board of Directors Appointment

CALGARY, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - Bengal Energy Ltd. (TSX:BNG) ("Bengal" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Peter Gaffney has joined Bengal's Board of Directors effective immediately.

Mr. Gaffney, a chartered engineer and geologist, is an independent adviser to the international oil and gas industry. His focus is on strategic management issues and the integration of surface and subsurface operations with particular reference to National Oil Companies. He was a founding partner of Gaffney, Cline and Associates, an international petroleum management and technical advisory firm, having direct involvement with the firm until its acquisition in 2008.

Having graduated from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, University of London, Mr. Gaffney went on to work in most of the world's petroleum producing countries. He is a former president (1996) of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, a fellow of the Geological Society and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Chayan Chakrabarty, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bengal, said "We are delighted to have such a distinguished and accomplished industry expert accept a Board position with Bengal. Peter's vast industry experience as well as specific knowledge of Australia and India will be of great assistance to Bengal as we develop our business plans in both countries."

About Bengal
Bengal Energy Ltd. is an international junior oil and gas exploration and production company with assets in Australia, India and Canada. The Company is committed to growing shareholder value through international exploration, production and acquisitions. Bengal trades on the TSX under the symbol BNG. Additional information is available at

SOURCE Bengal Energy Ltd.

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BengalEnergy Ltd.
Chayan Chakrabarty, President and Chief Executive Officer
Bryan Goudie, Chief Financial Officer
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