Australia: Karoon Gas Retains Executive Chairman
Karoon Gas Australia Ltd announced that it has retained its Executive Director, Robert Hosking, under a new employment agreement. This agreement provides Karoon with certainty that management will remain stable through its upcoming global exploration campaigns which are planned to include a minimum of ten wells over the upcoming two year time frame.
The ongoing retention of Mr Hosking as Executive Chairman is essential for business continuity as Karoon prepares to moves to a drilling campaign targeting multi billion barrel of gross prospective oil resources in the upcoming Australian, Brazilian, and Peruvian drilling campaigns.
Mr Hosking has managed the company since its inception and subsequent Australian Securities Exchange listing in 2004 for $0.20 per share. Since listing, Karoon shareholders have seen a rise of 1,600% to current share price levels and 6,050% to historical highs at just over $12 per share. Further, Karoon has established a track record of obtaining exploration acreage in the most sought after areas with relatively large exploration upside potential, unmatched by any other company its size, and had its first success with discovery of the Poseidon Field in 2009. Poseidon was reported as the third biggest global discovery in 2009.
Beginning this year, Karoon will continue to assess the Poseidon trend with the commencement of the phase two drilling campaign with its Joint Venture partner ConocoPhillips. This will be followed by the drilling of three wells in Santos Basin, Brasil in mid 2012, targeting 100-400 million barrel oil prospects, then the drilling of two wells in the Tumbes Basin, Peru, targeting 100-300 million barrel oil and gas prospects.
Source: Karoon Gas Australia, September 16, 2011;