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TAG recruits unconventional experts for new office

VANCOUVER -- TAG Oil Ltd. has announced that unconventional oil and gas specialists Stephen L. Dutnell, P.E. and David B. Cornue P.G., C.H.M.M., have joined the company' s operational team on a long-term contract basis. Dutnell and Cornue will be based in TAG' s newly established operational base in the city of Napier on the east coast of New Zealand' s North Island.

TAG is pursuing the major unconventional resource potential that has been demonstrated by its geotechnical studies and the results of the Ngapaeruru-1 well, drilled in spring, which intersected 155 m of unconventional oil-and-gas pay in the source rock.

The addition of Dutnell and Cornue to the company' s operational team, and TAG' s newly established east coast office, will facilitate TAG' s expanding operational plans and drilling activity, with a goal of establishing the east coast Basin' s first unconventional oil and gas production.

Both Dutnell and Cornue are highly respected senior petroleum and environmental experts, with extensive experience in all facets of unconventional oil and gas exploration and development. Their collective 57 years of petroleum experience includes work in many unconventional oil and gas developments in the United States, including the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Marcellus and Utica shale plays.



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