Oil and gas explorer WesternZagros Resources (CVE:WZR) Wednesday announced the promotions of Mike Tinkler to vice president exploration and reservoir development and Tony Kraljic to vice president business development.
The company also reported George Pinckney
has semi-retired and will assume the part-time position as executive
advisor of corporate projects.
Pinckney has worked for about seven years as exploration manager and vice president exploration and reservoir development.
January, Tinkler joined WesternZagros as exploration director and also
led the company’s exploration appraisal and new ventures geotechnical
work in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
He will now assume Pinckney’s former responsibilities for the exploration and reservoir development group.
Tinkler brings with him over 30 years of international experience that includes managerial positions with Husky Energy's
(TSE:HSE) Southeast Asia Division, where he led the discovery of three
major gas fields in the South China Sea, and many years with Hunt Oil
both in the UK and Canada.
He holds a Master of Science in
geophysics from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Science in physics
from the University of London, England.
In addition to this,
Tony Kraljic joined WesternZagros in August last year as senior manager
of corporate planning and joint ventures.
He will be responsible for co-ordinating the company's joint venture relationships as well as providing planning, business and
economic analysis, evaluations and recommendations.
brings with him over 14 years of finance, accounting, and taxation
experience with CEDA International Corporation, Western Oil Sands, Shell
Canada and Arthur Anderson LLP.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce
degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.
an international natural resources company engaged in acquiring
properties and both developing and producing crude oil and natural gas
The company, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries,
holds two production sharing contracts with the Kurdistan Regional
Government in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.