Circle Oil appoints new CEO

Circle Oil Plc (AIM: COP) has appointed Mitchell Robert Flegg as CEO and a director of the company, effective June 1.

Flegg has over 33 years of industry experience, spanning a variety of exploration and production projects at all levels; most recently with Serica Energy Plc, which he joined in 2006 and was responsible for all drilling and development operations. He was promoted to COO in March 2011 and joined the board of Serica in September 2012.  

Flegg started his career with Schlumberger and then moved to Enterprise Oil Plc, where he was responsible for drilling operations for wells in a variety of countries. After the takeover by Royal Dutch Shell, he worked on the implementation of new technology in well engineering before moving into asset management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Birmingham University.

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