Madagascar Oil appoints new chief operating officer

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 6 -- Madagascar Oil Ltd. (MOL) has appointed George B. Nilsen chief operating officer.

Nilsen has more than 28 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, spending more than half of his career involved in heavy oil developments and many years in international projects including new field developments.

He has served as senior vice-president of strategic planning and asset management for Nuevo Energy and has managed the Gulf Coast division of Santa Fe Snyder, where he was in charge of engineering, production, and operations.

Nilsen also held a variety of operational and engineering positions with Santa Fe Energy, Petro-Lewis Corp., and Gulf Oil Exploration & Production Co.

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