Rose Appoints New CEO for US Business

Junior energy firm Rose Petroleum announced Friday that it has appointed John Blair as Director of Oil & Gas and also as CEO of the firm's US business.

Rose said that Blair has more than 27 years' experience in upstream oil and gas. He was senior vice president at global consulting firm Knowledge Reservoir for three years until 2013, where he was involved in researching 150 unconventional shale resource plays worldwide for clients who included Statoil, Pemex, Marubeni, Itochu and Maersk.

Blair has also founded three private independent US oil and gas companies and is a recognized expert in both conventional and unconventional oil and gas exploration and development, Rose added.

Rose Group CEO Matthew Idiens commented in a company statement:

"In line with the company's directive of strengthening the oil and gas side of the Board, I am pleased to welcome John to the Board and his appointment to CEO of Rose (US). John's depth of experience in both operating and assessment of potential projects is a great asset for us and I look forward to working with him over the coming years. We are continuing to build the operations team in the US and plan to announce further updates in the near future."

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