David Collyer To Become New CAPP President

    CALGARY, July 31 /CNW/ - Gerard J. Protti, Chair of the Board of
Governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), announced
that David Collyer, currently President and Country Chair of Shell Canada, has
been appointed the new President of CAPP, effective September 15, 2008.
    "We are extremely pleased to have Mr. Collyer join us," Mr. Protti said.
"He brings more than thirty years' experience in all aspects of the oil and
gas industry to his role at CAPP and is well respected by CAPP members for
both his broad knowledge of energy issues and his deep commitment to the
    "The selection committee met several excellent candidates as it conducted
this search, an obvious reflection of the scope and importance of this
position. The CAPP Board of Governors is confident that Mr. Collyer will be
able to build on a substantial legacy of strong leadership and further develop
the key relationships our industry needs to succeed in the future."
    "This is an important time for this crucial sector and I look forward to
working with the industry, government and the public on the challenges we
face," said Collyer. "CAPP is widely recognized as one of the most effective
industry organizations in the country. The staff here are nationally respected
and highly accomplished. It's a privilege to take on this new role and
continue a tradition of strong and effective industry representation."
    Mr. Collyer holds both a BSc (Engineering) and an MBA. He replaces Pierre
Alvarez, who will continue to serve in a transition role until the end of

    The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents 130
companies that explore for, develop and produce natural gas, natural gas
liquids, crude oil, oil sands, and elemental sulphur throughout Canada. CAPP
member companies produce more than 95 per cent of Canada's natural gas and
crude oil. CAPP also has 150 associate members that provide a wide range of
services that support the upstream crude oil and natural gas industry.
Together, these members and associate members are an important part of a
$120-billion-a-year national industry that affects the livelihoods of more
than half a million Canadians.

For further information:

For further information: Pierre Alvarez, President, Canadian Association
of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), (403) 267-1151

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