Endeavour Taps New Executive VP, North America

Endeavour announced that James J. Emme has been named executive vice president - North America to lead the company's expanding asset base and activities in the United States. Emme will be based in Denver, Colorado where the company will build a technical and commercial team focused on its growing portfolio of domestic resource plays.

"This addition to our executive team of a highly respected professional with an extensive background of success reflects our commitment to an emerging presence in the United States. Jim has vast experience in unconventional hydrocarbon exploration and development," said William L. Transier, chairman, chief executive officer and president. "Denver is a recognized center for these industry activities and strategic to our effort to build a world-class team to capitalize on recent acquisitions of highly prospective gas shale and frontier resource plays. These initiatives will ensure that we achieve our goals for growth and profitability from this new focus area."

Emme spent more than 20 years with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation where he served as worldwide vice president of exploration and business development and headed the company's Canadian operations. He most recently served as senior vice president of exploration for Max Petroleum and was president and chief operating officer for Elk Resources.

In conjunction with the appointment, the company will realign executive responsibilities to ensure the required focus on its three major North Sea appraisal and development programs in the United Kingdom. John Williams, executive vice president of exploration, will continue to focus on exploration, appraisal and sub-surface geosciences in the North Sea. Carl Grenz, executive vice president of operations, will continue to oversee North Sea drilling, development and production operations. Williams and Grenz will continue to be based in the company's London office.

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