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Maersk Oil: Thomas Thune Andersen to leave, Jakob Thomasen successor

Staff writer |
Copenhagen, Denmark - August 13, 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark - Maersk Oil announces that Thomas Thune Andersen will leave his position as CEO of Maersk Oil and partner in Firmaet A.P. Moller as of the end of August.

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The new CEO of Maersk Oil will be Jakob Thomasen who recently has been head of exploration and business development in Maersk Oil.

Furthermore, he will become a member of the Executive Board of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group.

Among others Mr. Thomasen has led the company’s largest development in Qatar, where the large project at the Al Shaheen Field is 80% complete, and as a geologist, Mr. Thomasen has the requirements for assessing and possibly leading the development of the finds Maersk Oil has made in Angola, the Gulf of Mexico and Great Britain.[break]

Mr. Thomasen was head of Maersk Oil in Qatar from 2004 to 2009. As a geologist, he began his career in Maersk Oil in 1988. He has extensive operational and international experience within exploration and production combined with strong management skills.[break]

Thomas Thune Andersen has been with the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group for 32 years, a partner since 2005 and for the last five years CEO of Maersk Oil.

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