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The Irish oil and gas company Animex has said it has completed the acquisition of privately-owned Canyon Oil and Gas.

The co-founders of Canyon, Jay Bhattacherjee and Philip Thompson, will become CEO and COO of Aminex respectively.

“I am delighted to welcome Jay, Philip and their team to Aminex. They are experienced oil and gas professionals with successful records as company builders. I am confident that they and their colleagues will bring a dynamism to the company.” Said Animex Executive Chairman Brian Hall.

The Canyon team is one of experience, Bhattacherjee was a key figure in the early days of Morocco-focused explorer Longreach Oil & Gas, and  Thompson was a founding director of San Leon Energy.