OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações S.A. (“OGX”) (Bovespa: OGXP3; OTC: OGXPY.PK), the Brazilian oil and gas company responsible for the largest private-sector exploratory campaign in Brazil, announced today that:
As a result of the evolution of OGX into a new phase, in which production becomes increasingly important, without prejudice to the exploratory campaign, the Company's Board of Directors, chaired by Mr. Eike Batista, has nominated Mr. Luiz Eduardo Guimarães Carneiro, current Chief Executive Officer of OSX, as Chief Executive Officer of OGX. After a successful exploratory cycle, initiated in 2008, the current Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Paulo Mendonça, will occupy the position of Special Advisor to the Chairman of EBX Group.
Mr. Luiz Carneiro has more than 30 years of solid experience in the oil industry having held several high-level positions in Petrobras, leading various areas including Exploration and Production (E&P), Engineering, Production in the Campos Basin and other basins in Brazil. Mr. Carneiro has been CEO of OSX since 2009 and is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Federal Fluminense and Petroleum Engineering from Petrobras. Mr. Carneiro holds an MBA degree from Columbia University in New York.
“I thank Paulo Mendonça for his significant contribution to OGX’s historical exploratory achievements. As we take this next important step towards the consolidation of OGX’s oil production, we are pleased to have the solid experience of Luiz Carneiro to lead the organization,” commented Mr. Eike Batista, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OGX.
OGX Petróleo e Gás SA is focused on oil and natural gas exploration and production and is conducting the largest private sector exploratory campaign in Brazil. OGX has a diversified, high-potential portfolio, comprised of 30 exploratory blocks in the Campos, Santos, Espírito Santo, Pará-Maranhão and Parnaíba Basins, in Brazil, and 4 exploratory blocks in Colombia, in Lower Magdalena Valley and in Cesar-Ranchería basins. The total extension area is of approximately 7,000 km² in sea and approximately 36,500 km² in land, with 24,500 km² in Brazil and 12,000 km² in Colombia. OGX relies on an experienced management team and holds a solid cash position, with approximately US$3.6 billion in cash (as of March, 2012) to fund its E&P investments and new opportunities. In June 2008, the company went public raising R$6.7 billion, the largest amount ever raised in a Brazilian primary IPO at that moment. OGX is a member of the EBX Group, an industrial group founded and under the leadership of Brazilian entrepreneur Eike F. Batista, who has a proven track record in developing new ventures in the natural resources and infrastructure sectors. For more information, please visit www.ogx.com.br/ir.
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