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Maersk Oil: Thomas Thune Andersen to leave, Jakob Thomasen successor

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Staff writer | Copenhagen, Denmark | August 13, 2009
Maersk OilAugust 13, 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark - Maersk Oil announces that Thomas Thune Andersen will leave his position as CEO of Maersk Oil and partner in Firmaet A.P. Moller as of the end of August.
The new CEO of Maersk Oil will be Jakob Thomasen who recently has been head of exploration and business development in Maersk Oil.

Furthermore, he will become a member of the Executive Board of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group.

Among others Mr. Thomasen has led the company’s largest development in Qatar, where the large project at the Al Shaheen Field is 80% complete, and as a geologist, Mr. Thomasen has the requirements for assessing and possibly leading the development of the finds Maersk Oil has made in Angola, the Gulf of Mexico and Great Britain.[break]

Mr. Thomasen was head of Maersk Oil in Qatar from 2004 to 2009. As a geologist, he began his career in Maersk Oil in 1988. He has extensive operational and international experience within exploration and production combined with strong management skills.[break]

Thomas Thune Andersen has been with the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group for 32 years, a partner since 2005 and for the last five years CEO of Maersk Oil.

Mr. Andersen continues as chairman of Offshore Europe 2009.