Madagascar Oil appoints new CEO

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Madagascar Oil appoints new CEO

Madagascar Oil has appointed Robert Estill, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Michael Duginski, as an Independent Non-Executive Director, all ofcwhich took place on 21 January 2015.

Robert Estill has joined the company as CEO, bringing with him 30 years of leadership experience in exploration, production, development and management, in international oil and gas companies. He recently spent 11 years at Marathon Oil Corporation, where he held the position of Vice President of Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management and, prior to this, he was President and Managing Director of Marathon Oil U.K., Ltd.

Before joining Marathon Oil, Mr. Estill spent 18 years at Texaco Inc., which included several senior management positions across the United States, including leading thermal operations as Texaco’s California Business Unit Manager located in Bakersfield California. Additionally, during his time with Texaco, Mr. Estill worked for four years in Indonesia, where he was appointed Area Engineer for Caltex Pacific Indonesia, located in Sumatra, Indonesia, and was later named as Area Manager for the Duri Business Unit in Indonesia, leading the Duri steam flood operations, which achieved over 300,000 bopd from the injection of ca. 1 million barrels of water per day.

Mr. Estill graduated from the University of Missouri, Rolla, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering and later earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.

Mr. Duginski was most recently with Berry Petroleum Company since 2002, where he has acted as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since September 2007. Berry Petroleum was a U.S. independent heavy oil developer with over 100 million barrels of proved heavy oil reserves. Before joining Berry Petroleum, Mr. Duginski spent 14 years at Texaco Inc., where his positions included Production Manager of the Kern River Field, a multi-billion barrel heavy oil steam flood with over 100,000 bopd of production, Director of New Business Development, Gas and Power Operations Manager, and engineering and leadership roles for several U.S. heavy oil fields. Mr.

Duginski graduated from the University of Arizona, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and later earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from California State University, Bakersfield.

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