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Circle Oil names non-executive directors

Staff writer | Limerick, Ireland | January 8, 2015
Circle OilJanuary 8, 2015, Limerick, Ireland - Circle Oil PLC, an oil and gas company, announces the appointments of Antony Maris and David MacFarlane as non-executive directors of the company.
Mr. Maris is currently Chief Operating Officer of SOCO International plc, a FTSE 250 E&P company with assets in Vietnam, the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola. Mr. Maris is responsible for the management and supervision of all of SOCO's operations globally. He has been with SOCO since 2004 and has been responsible for the appraisal and development of the company's Cuu Long Basin assets, the CNV and TGT Fields.

Prior to SOCO, Mr. Maris was Operations and Technical Director for Consort Resources, Head of Commercial, Europe and North Africa for LASMO plc and held various roles with Monument Oil & Gas. He began his career as a Petroleum Engineer with Phillips Petroleum and holds a BSc in Petroleum Engineering and a MBA.

Mr. MacFarlane brings over 30 years of financial management and directorship experience from the oil and gas industry. Mr. MacFarlane has held a number of senior financial roles within the industry since originally qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1981.

He was Finance Director of FTSE 250 Dana Petroleum plc, where from 2002 onwards, he oversaw a tenfold growth in market capitalisation at the point of takeover by Korean National Oil Company in 2010. Mr. MacFarlane was also a Non-Executive Director of Kentz Corporation Limited, a company acquired by SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. in August 2014.

His previous roles include that of Finance Manager of Europe, North Africa and Asia for the production business unit of Amerada Hess, and Commercial and Financial Director for JP Kenny Engineering, a subsidiary of John Wood Group plc, where he worked on both the acquisition and integration of the business. Mr. MacFarlane is also a Non-Executive Director of AIM-listed Trinity Exploration and Production.