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Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd.
29 November 2017



29 November 2017


Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (LSE: GKP)

("Gulf Keystone", "GKP" or "the Company")


Appointment of Non-Executive Director


Gulf Keystone is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacobus ("Jaap") Huijskes as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.


Jaap Huijskes was most recently a Director at OMV (AG:OMV), the Austrian integrated oil and gas company listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. While at OMV, he was responsible for Exploration and Production (E&P) and oversaw the Company's expansion into new territories. He also played a key role in OMV's operations in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.  Prior to this, Mr Huijskes held a number of senior positions at Shell, including Executive Vice President of Upstream Major Projects and Project Director at the Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, which was set up to develop the Sakhalin-II oil and gas project in Russia. He holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.


Mr Huijskes is currently a director of the Dutch state-owned integrated oil and gas company, Energie Beheer Nederland. He was a member of OMV's Executive Board for E&P between 2010 and 2016.


Keith Lough, Gulf Keystone's Non-Executive Chairman, said:


"We are pleased to welcome Jaap Huijskes to the Board of Gulf Keystone Petroleum. He has an impressive industry track record in the oil and gas sector, including relevant experience in the Kurdistan region of Iraq."


There is no further information to disclose under LR 9.6.13R pertaining to this appointment.





Gulf Keystone Petroleum:

+44 (0) 20 7514 1400

Jón Ferrier, CEO

Sami Zouari, CFO

Celicourt Communications:

+44 (0) 20 7520 9266

Mark Antelme

Jimmy Lea



or visit: www.gulfkeystone.com 



Notes to Editors:


·      Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (LSE: GKP) is a leading independent operator and producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the operator of the Shaikan field with current production capacity of 40,000 barrels of oil per day 

·      Further information on Gulf Keystone is available on its website www.gulfkeystone.com





This announcement contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to the risks and uncertainties associated with the oil & gas exploration and production business.  These statements are made by the Company and its Directors in good faith based on the information available to them up to the time of their approval of this announcement, but such statements should be treated with caution due to inherent risks and uncertainties, including both economic and business factors and/or factors beyond the Company's control or within the Company's control where, for example, the Company decides on a change of plan or strategy.  This announcement has been prepared solely to provide additional information to shareholders to assess the Group's strategies and the potential for those strategies to succeed.  This announcement should not be relied on by any other party or for any other purpose.


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