Desire Appoints New Exploration Director

Desire announced the appointment of Mr. Ken Black as Exploration Director.

Aged 51, Ken is a petroleum geoscientist with 30 years experience in the oil industry. He began his career as a geophysicist with BNOC/Britoil before moving to Clyde Petroleum Plc where he became an exploration team leader. In 1994 he moved to Production Geoscience Limited (PGL). As a director in the business from 1996, he helped grow PGL into a renowned subsurface consultancy, providing global geosciences services in exploration and development. He was appointed a director Senergy Holdings Limited following the merger with PGL in 2007.

In October 2010 he was appointed Exploration Manager for Desire having previously worked on the licenses for a number of years through Senergy/PGL.

Stephen Phipps (Chairman) said, "I am delighted that a professional of Ken Black's stature has joined the Desire Board. The appointment underlines Desire's belief in, and commitment to, exploration in the North Falkland Basin. Ken has been familiar with Desire's prospects over the five years that he has worked on our behalf, initially as a consultant, and latterly since October 2010 as our Exploration Manager. He brings a wealth of Falkland oil experience to the Board."