UPDATE: The Oghuz project is now under the umbrella of Exxon Mobil. George MacDonald is the current manager since Jan 2000. Material below is historic.
George MacDonald, General Manager
Signed August 1,1997
Ratified November 7,1997
Initial technical work began
in 1996 with a hazard survey and proprietary 2-D seismic data
acquisition. Additional geoscience and engineering data collection
and technical studies will take place in 1998 and 1999. Wildcat
drilling is expected to begin in November 2000. ExxonMobil has
been active in Azerbaijan since 1994. They have undertaken several
humanitarian, educational and cultural projects, including the
remodeling of five orphanages in collaboration with the Save
the Children Federation, support for Petroleum Geoscience and
Engineering scholarships in the U.S. in association with the
American Geological Institute and support of several Baku fine
arts associations including the Opera House Trust Fund.
From Azerbaijan International (6.2) Summer 1998.