Rockhopper's Exploration Director Retires

Falkland Islands explorer Rockhopper Exploration announced Wednesday that Dave Bodecott, the firm's exploration director, will retire from the company on Jan.31.

Rockhopper added that subsurfasce work on the firm's existing acreage, and in relation to new ventures, will now be managed by Fiona MacAulay, Rockhopper's geology and geophysics manager.

Rockhopper Chairman Pierre Jungels commented in a statement:

"Dave has made a huge contribution as a member of the management team since the company's inception, firstly as a consultant and, since January 2007, as a highly valued board director. We would like to extend our thanks to him for his hard work culminating in the discovery of Sea Lion and the successful exploration and appraisal programme which followed that. All of us at Rockhopper wish him well for the future."


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