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Zeta Petroleum Appoints AWT Chief Executive Cameron Manifold As New Director

Zeta Petroleum (ASX: ZTA) has appointed AWT International founder and chief executive officer Cameron Manifold as a non-executive director.

He replaces Michael Scott who resigned to take up full time employment with a major oil and gas company.

Manifold has worked both onshore and offshore in Australia, South East Asia, Africa and the United Kingdom and has complimentary broader skills in reservoir, petroleum and production engineering.

He also serves as a director of several private companies within Asia and is the Chairman of Whicher Range Energy.

AWT International is a leading independent well engineering consultancy providing innovative field development and refurbishment solutions to the global upstream oil and gas industry.

"We are extremely pleased that someone of Mr Manifold's calibre has decided to join Zeta as a Non-Executive Director," Zeta managing director Stephen West said.

"With his depth of drilling and production engineering experience complementing our existing technical team, we are very well placed for success on the upcoming drilling campaign on our flagship Bobocu gas field."

The company plans to use proceeds from its successful A$8.35 million initial public offering to start drilling at the flagship onshore Bobocu gas field with the aim of producing gas by the middle of 2013.

Bobocu hosts contingent gas resources of 44.36 billion cubic feet and prospective resources of 14.09 billion cubic feet.

West also thanked Michael Scott for his help in moving the company from a private company to an ASX listed company.

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