Talisman Names New Senior VP of Eastern Division, North American Ops

Talisman Energy Inc. announced the appointment of James (Jim) Fraser as Senior Vice President, Eastern Division, North American Operations, effective September 17, 2008.

Fraser brings over 30 years of Exploration and Production industry experience and has held roles in production, reservoir engineering, business development and new venture areas. He has a strong background in unconventional resource play development and operations acquired via tenures in the Rockies, the San Juan Basin and, more recently, in the mid-Continent and East Texas areas.

"Jim will play a key role on the senior management team of North American Operations," said Ron Eckhardt, Executive Vice President, North American Operations. "His depth of experience in unconventional resource plays will be instrumental in assisting Talisman achieve its strategic goal of developing the natural gas potential within its 2.5 million net acres of unconventional land in North America."

Fraser was previously Vice President, Operations, Southern Division at Chesapeake Energy Corporation. In this role, he was responsible for all operations across Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico. Prior to joining Chesapeake Energy Corporation, he was General Manager of Exploration for Burlington Resources and later, ConocoPhillips, focused on building new play inventory in conventional and unconventional resources. Fraser has an MBA from Regis College in Denver and a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech.