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Staff writer | Vancouver, BC, Canada | December 2, 2009
TAG OilDecember 2, 2009, Vancouver, BC, Canada - New Zealand oil producer and explorer TAG Oil Ltd., announces the appointments of Blair C. Johnson as Chief Financial Officer and Drew Cadenhead as Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Management Studies with First Class Honors in Accounting and Marketing, and has worked with the Company for the last four years. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand.

Prior to joining TAG, Mr. Johnson was Finance Director for Bridge Petroleum Limited (NZ) and has an exceptional track record of managing operational risk in highly regulated industries.

Mr. Cadenhead received extensive technical training and in-depth knowledge of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin during his 24 years based in Calgary, including thirteen of those years with Canadian Hunter Exploration. He also worked in various leadership capacities for a number of other Canadian-based companies including Ulster Petroleum, Selkirk Energy and Summit Resources.

Mr. Cadenhead gained his New Zealand experience with Fletcher Challenge Energy Taranaki, leading a team of geoscientists, engineers and technical support staff into a successful multi-well drilling program and secondary recovery implementation before joining TAG Oil in 2003. Mr. Cadenhead holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Calgary, and is a member of APEGGA.

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