Empire Energy Corp. International, Leawood, Kan., (OTCBB: EEGC) has named Todd Goebel production development manager. He experience in taking wells to production status.

Edward McNally has been named drilling engineer for the 2009 oil and gas drilling program.

McNally says, “I have reviewed the program and found comprehensive costings and strategies in place to complete the first well in the planned timeframe and concluded that the targets are valid and obtainable.”

Empire Energy has oil and gas operations in Tasmania's central and northern basins.