CALGARY, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - (TSXV: PFC) - PetroFrontier Corp. ("PetroFrontier") is pleased to announce that effective February 1, 2012 it has appointed Earl Scott, P. Eng., as Chief Operating Officer of PetroFrontier and President of its two wholly-owned Australian subsidiaries, PetroFrontier (Australia) Pty. Ltd. and Texalta (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
Mr. Scott brings extensive knowledge of drilling, completions, production operations, project management and facilities through 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. From 2010 until present, Mr. Scott was a consultant employed as Vice-President, Operations for Red Rock Energy in Calgary, Alberta, and Kurdistan Project Manager for Western Zagros, also of Calgary, Alberta. Prior to 2010, Mr. Scott held various roles including Vice-President, Engineering and Operations with BG Canada Exploration Inc., and as a technical consultant to Exxon Mobil Canada based in Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Scott has held a range of increasingly progressive technical leadership roles in Malaysia, France, Venezuela, Ecuador and Canada with companies such as Exxon, Schlumberger, AEC International and BG Group. Mr. Scott is a professional engineer and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary.
Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Mr. Scott will be responsible for all operations of the two Australian subsidiaries. It is expected that he will relocate by the beginning of March 2012.
In connection with his appointment, PetroFrontier has granted Mr. Scott options to purchase 500,000 common shares at a price of $1.99 per share.
About PetroFrontier Corp.
PetroFrontier is an international oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, acquisition and development of both conventional and unconventional petroleum assets in the Southern Georgina Basin in the Northern Territory, Australia, where it has an approximate 85.5% working interest in 13.6 million gross acres in four exploration permits. PetroFrontier's head office is in Calgary, Alberta and operations office is in Adelaide, South Australia.
PetroFrontier's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "PFC".
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