WesternZagros Resources Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : WZR

WesternZagros Resources Ltd.

September 02, 2014 07:30 ET

WesternZagros Announces Changes to Development Management Team

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 2, 2014) -

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WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WZR) ("WesternZagros" or "the Company") announces changes to its development management team with the promotions of Lance Berg to Vice President Engineering and Operations, and Bob Markle to General Manager Drilling and Completions. Michael Mossman, current Senior Vice President Engineering and Operations, has elected to retire following a diverse and successful 38 year career.

"This is another step in the evolution of our Company as we continue to specialize the leadership of our team. We went to great lengths ahead of our declarations of commerciality to ensure we had the appropriate internal human resources in place to efficiently transition from exploration to development and production. Lance and Bob are proven leaders with extensive experience. We congratulate them on their new roles," said Simon Hatfield, WesternZagros's Chief Executive Officer.

"I would also like to thank Michael for his contributions to our company. He concluded his distinguished career by leading our operations through the final exploration period and helped set the stage for development. We wish him well in his retirement," Hatfield said.

Lance Berg joined WesternZagros as Garmian Development Project Manager in March 2013 to develop, manage and lead the development planning for the Sarqala oil field. He will now be accountable for the Engineering and Operations group. Mr. Berg brings over 30 years of international engineering and operations experience that includes technical and managerial positions with ExxonMobil (formerly with Mobil) and executive management experience with NAL Resources. Mr. Berg holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta.

Bob Markle joined WesternZagros in June 2013 as Drilling Manager, Calgary. Mr. Markle will be responsible for the Company's development drilling and completions programs. He brings over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, having started his career in France and Libya with Dowell Schlumberger. He spent the majority of his career with ExxonMobil in Canada where he worked in a wide variety of drilling roles. He then served with Alberta Energy Co./Encana/Cenovus as Group Lead, Drilling. Mr. Markle is a certified Engineering Technologist, from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

About WesternZagros Resources Ltd.

WesternZagros is an international natural resources company focused on acquiring properties and exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas in Iraq. WesternZagros, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, holds a 40 percent working interest in two Production Sharing Contracts with the Kurdistan Regional Government in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. WesternZagros's shares trade in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "WZR".

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