TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp.
TSX : TNP.U

TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp.

January 11, 2007 17:20 ET

TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp. Appoints New CFO

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 11, 2007) - TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp. (TSX:TNP.U) announces that Hilda Kouvelis has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp. replacing Chris H. Lloyd, who has left the Company.

Ms. Kouvelis served in various senior officer positions at Fina Inc. including Treasurer and Financial Controller from 1984 through 2001. She then served as Financial Controller for Assent Energy Inc. for 3 years before joining TransAtlantic as Controller in 2005. Ms. Kouvelis is a Certified Public Accountant with an MBA in Finance.

TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp. is a Calgary-based oil and natural gas company with operations in the United States, Romania, Morocco, Turkey and the U.K. North Sea. Common shares of TransAtlantic are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TNP.U.

This news release contains statements regarding expectations, plans, goals, objectives, assumptions or information about future events, conditions, results of operations or performance that may constitute forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect. In addition to other assumptions identified in this news release, assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, the ability of the Company to continue to develop and exploit attractive foreign initiatives.

Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements or information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking statements or information. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to the continuing ability of the Company to operate effectively internationally, reliance on current oil and gas laws, rules and regulations, volatility of oil and gas prices, fluctuations in currency and interest rates, imprecision of resource estimates, the results of exploration, development and drilling, imprecision in estimates of future production capacity, changes in environmental and other regulations or the interpretation of such regulations, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals, weather and general economic and business conditions.

The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

NO STOCK EXCHANGE, SECURITIES COMMISSION OR OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.

Contact Information

  • TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp.
    Scott C. Larsen
    (214) 220-4323
    or
    TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp.
    5910 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1755
    Dallas, Texas 75206
    Website: www.tapcor.com