Anatolia names Layzell vice-president, exploration

Anatolia Energy Corp., Calgary, has appointed Martin Layzell as vice-president, exploration.

Anatolia Energy Corp., Calgary, has appointed Martin Layzell as vice-president, exploration.

Layzell has 30 years of leadership and technical experience in international exploration management, geology, and geophysics.

He played a large role in the growth of First Calgary Petroleums Ltd. until its sale in 2008 to Eni SPA, including the positions of vice-president new ventures, vice-president exploration and operations, and Algeria country manager. During his tenure, FCP signed two concession agreements in Algeria, shot more than 2,000 sq km of 3D seismic, and drilled numerous successful gas-condensate wells.

Layzell also helped to build a working relationship with Algerian authorities and established FCP’s in-country team.

Before FCP, Layzell performed technical evaluation of international opportunities for Yorkton Securities, now Macquarie, and held various positions in exploration management with Westcoast Petroleum Ltd., Numac Energy, Amoco Canada, and Dome Petroleum Ltd.

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