Gran Tierra Energy appoints president

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 24
-- Gran Tierra Energy Inc. appointed Julian Garcia as president of Gran Tierra Energy, Colombia. Based in Bogota, Garcia will lead the in-country operations team and manage exploration, production, and new venture activities, including a 10-well exploration drilling program commencing in the fourth quarter and continuing through 2010.

Garcia has more than 25 years of petroleum industry experience in Colombia and internationally. He has held a range of progressively senior positions, technical and financial, at companies including Ecopetrol, BP PLC, and the National Hydrocarbon Agency, where he was technical director.

Garcia most recently served as general manager for Emerald Energy PLC Colombia, where the company grew reserves tenfold in less than 5 years.

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