Midland Oil & Gas has appointed Dr Mehmet Yukler, an expert in hydrocarbon development and extraction, as its new CEO.

Dr Yukler has 37 years of oil industry experience and has also served as a top adviser on the exploration and development of energy resources to the governments of Japan, China and Turkey.

Robert Murphy, chairman, said: Arif’s nearly four decades of practice working in unique drilling situations, and his experience makes him a unique leader in the world of oil and gas exploration and extraction. In light of his unparalleled knowledge of the Caspian region oil and gas deposits, Dr Yukler was the ideal candidate to lead Midland Oil and Gas.