Oryx Petroleum Announces Appointment of new Chief Operating Officer

Vance Querio promoted to role of Chief Operating Officer

CALGARY, April 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited ("Oryx Petroleum" or the "Corporation") today announces the appointment of Vance Querio as its Chief Operating Officer.  Mr Querio is succeeding Henry Legarre who is leaving the Corporation.

Commenting today, Oryx Petroleum's Chief Executive Officer, Michael Ebsary, stated:

"We are pleased to appoint Vance to the role of Chief Operating Officer while we regretfully announce Henry's departure from our team.  Henry has been an important member of Oryx Petroleum from its earliest days and has been instrumental in the development of our team and asset base. I want to thank him for his extensive contributions and we wish him well in his future endeavours."

Vance Querio joined Oryx Petroleum in March 2012 and served as its West Africa Regional Manager before his appointment as Chief Operating Officer.  Prior to joining Oryx Petroleum, Mr. Querio worked with Addax Petroleum, where he was Chairman and Managing Director for its Nigeria Business Unit, leading Addax Petroleum's operations as the largest independent oil company in Nigeria, with peak production capacity of 120,000 barrels per day.  He previously provided executive management and professional engineering services for several oil industry companies including 20 years in various positions working for Chevron, including project management in the Middle East, West Africa, North and South America and South East Asia.


Oryx Petroleum is an international oil exploration and production company focused in Africa and the Middle East. Oryx Petroleum's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "OXC". The Oryx Petroleum group of companies was founded in 2010 by The Addax and Oryx Group P.L.C. and key members of the former senior management team of Addax Petroleum Corporation. Oryx Petroleum has interests in seven license areas, two of which have yielded oil discoveries and five of which management of Oryx Petroleum believe are prospective for oil. The Corporation is the operator or technical partner in five of the seven license areas. Two license areas are located in the Kurdistan Region and the Wasit governorate (province) of Iraq and five license areas are located in West Africa in Nigeria, the AGC administrative area offshore Senegal and Guinea Bissau, and Congo (Brazzaville). Further information about Oryx Petroleum is available at www.oryxpetroleum.com or under Oryx Petroleum's profile at www.sedar.com.

SOURCE Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited

For further information: about Oryx Petroleum, please contact: Craig Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, Tel.: +41 (0) 58 702 93 23, craig.kelly@oryxpetroleum.com; Scott Lewis, Head of Corporate Finance, Tel.: +41 (0) 58 702 93 52, scott.lewis@oryxpetroleum.com


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