Hurricane Energy plc, the UK based oil and gas company focused on hydrocarbon resources in naturally fractured basement reservoirs, announces that Ms Sandy Shaw has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.
Ms Shaw has over thirty-five years of experience in the oil and gas industry, focused on legal and commercial roles. From 2008 until its takeover in 2013, she was Executive Director Corporate & Commercial, and Company Secretary of Valiant Petroleum, a company of which she was a founder and non-executive director. Ms Shaw has held senior executive positions as group legal counsel and/or commercial director for a number of companies including Consort Resources, LASMO, Esso Petroleum and Marathon Oil. She is currently a non-executive director of Velocys plc, an AIM quoted renewable fuels company.
Steven McTiernan, Chairman of Hurricane, commented:
"I am delighted to welcome Sandy to the board of Hurricane. We believe Sandy's specialist legal and commercial expertise in the oil and gas industry will materially strengthen the board. This wealth of experience will be invaluable as the Company not only enters a critical phase in approaching first oil from the Lancaster EPS, but also significantly expands the scope of its activities, starting with appraisal drilling in the Greater Warwick area in 2019."