DALLAS, Texas -- Toreador Resources Corp. has made three promotions in its exploration and production department. Michael J. FitzGerald was appointed executive vice president, exploration and production. Edward Ramirez was appointed senior vice president, exploration and production. William J. Moulton was appointed vice president, technical.
Fitzgerald, formerly senior vice president, exploration and production, joined Toreador in late 2001 as part of the Madison Oil Co. acquisition. He was one of the founders of Madison and was vice president, exploration since 1992. FitzGerald worked as an exploration geologist for Texaco in the US Gulf Coast and Appalachia and for a number of other exploration companies in other areas of the US. He joined Dallas-based Triton Energy Corp., where he worked, where he worked for 13 years as an exploration geologist, chief geologist, and exploration manager in Europe, director of investor relations and corporate development, and manager of frontier exploration.
FitzGerald graduated from University of Notre Dame with a BS in geology. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and a Certified Petroleum Geologist as recognized by the division of professional affairs of the AAPG.
Ramirez, formerly vice president, technical, joined Toreador in 2001 as part of the Madison acquisition. Ramirez began his career in 1974 as an interpretation geophysicist with Mobil Oil Corp. He joined Triton Energy Corp. in 1980 and served as a geophysicist and geophysical manager through 1989. From 1989 through 1993 Ramirez was an international marketing manager and international coordinator at Schlumberger/Geco-Prakla in Houston, Texas. In 1993 he joined Madison Oil Co. as vice president, technical.
Ramirez holds a BS in physics and an MS in geophysics from the University of Miami. He is a Professional Geoscientist registered in Texas and a Certified Petroleum Geophysicist as recognized by the Division of Professional Affairs of the AAPG.
Moulton, formerly senior international geophysicist, joined Toreador in early 2007. Prior to joining Toreador, he was a consultant to Toreador on the South Akcakoca Sub-basin project in the Turkish Black Sea since mid-2004.
Moulton began his career with Enserch Exploration as an exploration geophysicist in Dallas. His career with Enserch included assignments in the Gulf Coast, West Texas, mid-continent and frontier areas of the US. Moulton served as an exploration geophysicist with Snyder Oil Corp and as manager of advanced imaging services for Geotrace Technologies. Moulton worked as a consultant to the petroleum industry beginning in 2000.
Moulton holds a BS in Geology from Texas Tech University). He is a member of the AAPG, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists. He is a Professional Geoscientist registered in Texas and a Certified Petroleum Geophysicist as recognized by the division of professional affairs of the AAPG.