MAGELLAN Petroleum Corporation (MPET) appointed Antoine Lafargue as its president and CEO following the resignation of ThomasWilson.

Mr Lafargue is the company’s current chief financial officer.

“We want to thank Mr Wilson for leading Magellan through a very challenging time in the industry and to the announced merger with Tellurian Investments Inc.” Magellan’s chairman, Robinson West, said.

“We are delighted that Mr Lafargue will step up as president and CEO until the merger with Tellurian is consummated, as he has proven to be a very capable executive.”