Forest Oil names president, chief executive officer

Forest Oil Corp. has named Patrick R. McDonald its president and chief executive officer. McDonald served as interim chief executive officer for the Denver independent since June 21. He has been a Forest director since 2004.

Previously, McDonald served as chief executive officer and president for Carbon Natural Gas Co., an oil and gas exploration company and its predecessor, Nytis USA, since 2004.

During 1987-97, McDonald was chief executive officer, president, and director of Interenergy Corp., a natural gas gathering, processing, and marketing company. Before that, he was an exploration geologist with Texaco Inc.

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