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Staff writer | Limerick, Ireland | January 6, 2014
Circle OilJanuary 6, 2014, Limerick, Ireland - Circle Oil, an international oil and gas company, announces the appointment of Stephen Ian Jenkins as chairman, effective today.
Mr. Jenkins was employed by Nautical Petroleum Plc from April 2005 to December 2012 and was CEO from April 2005 to August 2012 during which period he led Nautical through the AIM listing process in 2005, followed by a successful drilling programme in the North Sea, which featured a number of important oil discoveries and appraisals (including Kraken, Greater Catcher and Mariner), several fund raising and capital events and in August 2012, the successful sale of Nautical to Cairn Energy.

Prior to this he was a consultant for Nautical AG/Masefield AG where he was a founding member of the Nautical AG management team who identified and successfully applied for Kraken block (9/2b) as operator in the UK Continental Shelf 21st licensing round.

Between 1992 and 2003, Mr. Jenkins was Business Development and HSE manager for Nimir Petroleum, a private Saudi Arabian company with extensive production and exploration interests in South America, Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Central Asia and the Russian Far East.

Mr. Jenkins holds a BSc Geology degree from Queens University, Belfast and an MSc in Petroleum Geology from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. He is Chairman of the Oil and Gas Independents Association.