SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 1, 2013
TRANSATLANTIC PETROLEUM LTD.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: +90 212 317 25 00
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On January 1, 2013, the Board of Directors of TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (the Company), appointed Ian J. Delahunty to serve as the Companys President, effective immediately.
Mr. Delahunty, age 33, joined the Company in 2008 as a Completions Engineer and served as the Companys Vice President, Engineering from January 2010 to June 2012 and the Companys Vice President, Business Development from June 2012 until January 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Delahunty worked as a Senior Engineer with Schlumberger Wireline, a division of Schlumberger Limited providing wireline services, in Vietnam and the United States from 2003 to 2006 and as a Completions Engineer with Occidental Petroleum Corporation, an international oil and gas exploration and production company, in the United States from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Delahunty holds a bachelors degree in engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a degree in history from University College in Cork, Ireland.
As the Companys President, Mr. Delahunty will be entitled to participate in the TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. 2009 Long-Term Incentive Plan and the Companys 401(k), medical, dental and vision plans.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
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