Welcome!

News Feed Item

InterOil Announces Senior Management Changes

SINGAPORE, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC; POMSoX: IOC) today announced the appointment of Mr. Jon Ozturgut as Chief Operating Officer and Mr. Donald Spector as Chief Financial Officer, with immediate effect.

Mr. Ozturgut, a senior executive with 27 years' international oil and gas experience with Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), CMS Oil and Gas Company, and Woodside Energy, replaces Mr. William J. Jasper III, who is retiring after seven years as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ozturgut will also be responsible for mergers and acquisitions, and new business development.

Mr. Spector, a senior executive with more than 35 years' international financial experience, including 30 years in oil and gas, replaces Mr. Collin Visaggio, who resigns as Chief Financial Officer, also after seven years with InterOil. As part of his new role, Mr. Spector will oversee InterOil's investor relations team.

InterOil Chief Executive, Dr. Michael Hession, thanked Mr. Jasper and Mr. Visaggio for their important contributions in the company's formative years. "Bill and Collin indicated some time ago their intention to leave once we began commercializing our gas resources in Papua New Guinea," Dr. Hession said. "They leave with our thanks for their service during the formative years of InterOil."

A New Team to Lead InterOil and Maximise Asset Value

"We now need people of the calibre and experience of Jon and Don to step into these important roles at this crucial time for the company. InterOil has significant resources, large and prospective exploration acreage, and is developing a large LNG project with Total. These appointments reflect our determination to assemble a world-class team to extract full value from these assets and realise our vision as a regional LNG player."

"We are also streamlining our corporate structure and focusing staff resources at the frontline of our operations in Papua New Guinea and Singapore to support our exploration and LNG activities."

Mr. Jon Ozturgut, a senior oil and gas executive brings extensive experience in multi-billion dollar investments in exploration, development, and production across global markets in the Americas, Middle East, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Mr. Ozturgut was the Senior Vice President at Woodside Energy, the largest Australian oil and gas company, overseeing international corporate strategy, growing the exploration portfolio, mergers and acquisitions, and LNG developments. He has also held a range of executive positions in operations, delivering significant projects and company transforming transactions during his tenure with Pioneer Natural Resources, CMS Oil and Gas Company, and 15 years with ARCO. Mr. Ozturgut has a degree in mechanical engineering.

Mr. Donald Spector was the Vice President of Taxation and Treasury at Woodside, where he managed the treasury, taxation, risk, and insurance functions, and advised on mergers and acquisitions. He successfully developed the capital management strategy to fund the A$15 billion Woodside Pluto LNG project in Western Australia. Mr. Spector has also held senior roles in BP and CRA (now known as Rio Tinto). Mr. Spector has a degree in accounting.

About InterOil

InterOil Corporation is a vertically integrated oil and gas company in Papua New Guinea. It has exploration interests over approximately 3.9 million acres (about 1.6 million hectares) and holds a major interest in the large Elk-Antelope gas field, which is being developed for a liquefied natural gas project with Total of France. InterOil owns and operates Papua New Guinea's only oil refinery, and operates an extensive petroleum retail and commercial distribution network. It employs about 1000 people. InterOil's corporate headquarters are in Singapore and its operations office is in Port Moresby. It is listed on the New York and Port Moresby stock exchanges.

Investor contacts for InterOil


Wayne Andrews, Vice President Capital Markets

Meg LaSalle, Investor Relations Coordinator

[email protected] 

[email protected]

Phone: +1-281-292-1800

Phone: +1-281-292-1800



Media contacts for InterOil


John Hurst, Cannings Corporate Communications


[email protected]


Phone: +61 418 708 663


Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" as defined in United States federal and Canadian securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that InterOil expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements, including in particular, the development of an LNG Project, the use of gas from the Elk and Antelope fields, the satisfaction of the conditions to the closing of the agreement with Total, business prospects and strategies. These statements are based on our current beliefs as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to us, including discussions between the parties to the agreement and with third parties. No assurances can be given however, that these events will occur. Actual results could differ, and the difference may be material and adverse to the Company and its shareholders. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause our actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include the risk factors discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and on SEDAR, including but not limited to those in the Company's Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2012 on Form 40-F and its Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2012. In particular, there is no established market for natural gas or gas condensate in Papua New Guinea and no guarantee that gas or gas condensate from the Elk and Antelope fields will ultimately be able to be extracted and sold commercially. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in the Company's Form 40-F, available from us at www.interoil.com or from the SEC at www.sec.gov and its Annual Information Form available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

SOURCE InterOil Corporation

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lea...
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Roundee / LinearHub will exhibit at the WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LinearHub provides Roundee Service, a smart platform for enterprise video conferencing with enhanced features such as automatic recording and transcription service. Slack users can integrate Roundee to their team via Slack’s App Directory, and '/roundee' command lets your video conference ...
24Notion is full-service global creative digital marketing, technology and lifestyle agency that combines strategic ideas with customized tactical execution. With a broad understand of the art of traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion uniquely understands how to connect your brand strategy with the right consumer. 24Notion ranked #12 on Corporate Social Responsibility - Book of List.
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes ho...
"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today the Kubernetes and Google Container Engine Workshop, being held November 3, 2016, in conjunction with @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This workshop led by Sebastian Scheele introduces participants to Kubernetes and Google Container Engine (GKE). Through a combination of instructor-led presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, students learn the key concepts and practices for deploying and maintainin...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
Adobe is changing the world though digital experiences. Adobe helps customers develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs. Adobe content solutions are used daily by millions of companies worldwide-from publishers and broadcasters, to enterprises, marketing agencies and household-name brands. Building on its established design leadership, Adobe enables customers not o...
Kubernetes is a new and revolutionary open-sourced system for managing containers across multiple hosts in a cluster. Ansible is a simple IT automation tool for just about any requirement for reproducible environments. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Patrick Galbraith, a principal engineer at HPE, discussed how to build a fully functional Kubernetes cluster on a number of virtual machines or bare-metal hosts. Also included will be a brief demonstration of running a Galera M...
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of So...
What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make – these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It’s important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure...
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...