LNG Energy Ltd. announced that effective July 2, 2012, Dave Afseth, has elected, for personal reasons, to resign as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Afseth has been instrumental in the development of the Company over the last 5 years and will remain on the Company’s board. The board extends its sincere appreciation to him for his effort and time in that role.
The Company also reports that David Nelson, the current General Manager, Europe of the Company, has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company as of July 2, 2012.
Mr. Nelson is a Geological Engineer with over 32 years of geological, engineering, and commercial experience in the energy industry, focusing the last 20 years on European and Central Asian oil and gas provinces. Prior to joining LNG, Mr. Nelson served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Direct Petroleum Exploration and as Business Development Engineering Manager for TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.
The Company also announces that Dr. Robert Gayton has resigned as Director effective July 2, 2012 for personal reasons. The board extends its gratitude for his efforts and guidance as Director.
Further to its news release of April 10, 2012 relating to the farm-out of the PPL 319 license in Papua New Guinea, the farm-out process is still progressing with interested parties currently conducting technical reviews of data provided to them.
“Dave has been with LNG since we entered PNG in 2008 and has made a significant contribution to the position that we are now in.” said David Cohen, Chairman of LNG. “Today LNG has substantial prospects in three major areas: PNG, Poland and Bulgaria and we wish Dave much success as he steps down from an operating role in the company. Bob Gayton has been fully involved at board level and we are very appreciative of his time and input to the company.”
LNG World News Staff, July 04, 2012; Image: