Trans Energy Names Corp VP, Northern Region

Trans Energy announced the hiring of John G. Corp as Vice President, Northern Region. Mr. Corp will join the Company on May 15 and will report to Chairman, CEO and President James K. Abcouwer.

In his position, Mr. Corp will have general management responsibility for all of the company's operations in the northern panhandle of West Virginia and the possible expansion into Pennsylvania. He has experience managing development operations in this area and specifically has recently led drilling and completion efforts in the Marcellus Shale.

Mr. Corp comes to Trans Energy from AB Resources, LLC, where he was VP Operations. Prior to that, he spent 17 years with Belden & Blake in positions of increasing responsibility, including as VP and General Manager of their Arrow Oilfield Services Co. He has a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College.

Company CEO Jim Abcouwer said the addition of John Corp to the Trans Energy management team comes at a critical juncture as the company finishes its first horizontal Marcellus well and sets out to lower costs while increasing the productivity of subsequent wells. "We're fortunate to find John and convince him to join us at this exciting phase of the company's growth and as we make the technological step from our first horizontal well to a steady horizontal development program. We continue to expand our acreage to the north of our traditional area of operations and we're particularly excited about the prospects there," said Abcouwer. "We recognize that the quality of the leaders we add will determine our success during this transitional period for the oil and gas industry."