CALGARY, Alberta / ACCESSWIRE / June 2, 2014 / Oil Optimization Inc. (TSX-V: OOI) (the "Corporation") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Arif Shivji, CA, CFA, as Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation. Arif holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and a Masters in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, in addition to being a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute.
As a previous Chief Financial Officer of a TSXV-listed company, Arif managed all financial aspects of the business and was involved in the funding of several significant projects. He has also worked as an independent corporate finance advisor and in that capacity advised in the successful acquisition of a private oil company and the purchase of international petroleum assets, and provided a fairness opinion in connection with a completed public company acquisition. As a former Manager of Transaction Services with PwC Advisory, Arif advised clients with respect to mergers and acquisitions in both Canada and the United Kingdom.
The appointment is effective immediately and subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.
About Oil Optimization Inc.
Oil Optimization Inc. is an international junior oil and gas exploration company based in Canada with an advanced discovery program onshore Thailand. The Corporation owns the long-term exclusive rights to onshore Block L14-50, which is subject to a 22% farm-out agreement. The one million acre petroleum concession covers the entire northern section of the hydrocarbon-rich Phetchabun basin in central Thailand, which has been subject to a 200-line kilometer 2D seismic data acquisition program and an extensive magnetic survey. The southern section of the basin is currently being developed by China's ECO Orient Energy Ltd (60%) (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited), Australia's Carnarvon Petroleum Limited (20%) and by Loyz Energy Limited (20%) of Singapore.
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SOURCE: Oil Optimization Inc.