IGas Welcomes Member to BOD



IGas announced that John Blaymires, who joined the Company in April 2010 as Chief Operating Officer will join the Board with immediate effect. In addition Francis Gugen will become non-executive Chairman.

Mr. John Blaymires has 27 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry gained with the Hess Corporation and Shell International. Before joining IGas he was Director of Technology Development for Hess based in Houston, where he helped develop a global engineering and geoscience technology group responsible for providing support across the E&P business, from deepwater to unconventional resources. Prior to that John was Technical Director for Hess' operations in West Africa, and subsequently South East Asia with responsibility for several major oil and gas developments. John has a BSc and PhD in Mining Engineering from Leeds University.

Commenting on the changes Francis Gugen, Chairman said, "John has made a substantial contribution to the Company since his arrival over 6 months ago. As the Company moves from appraisal to production, and operational matters become ever more important John's in depth experience will be critical in the next stage of the Group's development. I and my colleagues welcome John to the Board and look forward to his continuing involvement."