HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:TNP) (NYSE-MKT:TAT) (the "Company" or "TransAtlantic") today announced the appointment of Gregory K. Renwick to its Board of Directors. Mr. Renwick is a seasoned global petroleum executive with more than 35 years of technical and managerial experience in the upstream sector. He began his career in 1974 as a geophysical interpreter. Mr. Renwick worked at Mobil for 25 years in roles of increasing responsibility. He served as business development manager in the Commonwealth of Independent States, and under his leadership Mobil successfully acquired upstream assets in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. He also established Mobil Oil Turkmenistan and executed the first production sharing contract in the country. Most recently, Mr. Renwick served as president and chief executive officer of East West Petroleum Corp., which targeted conventional and unconventional oil and gas including operations in Romania and a partnership in the Ukraine, from 2010 to 2013 and as the director of business development for Dana Gas PJSC in the United Arab Emirates from 2007 to 2010. He also served on the board of North American Oil and Gas Corporation from 2012 to 2013. Mr. Renwick holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Western Ontario and an M.S. in Geology from Dalhousie University in Halifax. Malone Mitchell 3 rd, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransAtlantic remarked, "Greg brings a wealth of knowledge to the TransAtlantic board. I welcome his geological technical expertise, business development history and senior management capability. He has led companies in the area of the world where TransAtlantic is focused, and we are very pleased to have him on our team." About TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. is an international oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. The Company holds interests in developed and undeveloped properties in Turkey and Bulgaria.