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Toreador Resources Corporation

Toreador Resources Corporation

  Toreador Resources Corporation
4809 Cole Avenue, Suite 108
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 559-3933

Toreador Resources is a well-rounded independent oil and gas company. An international explorer and producer, the company has a promising inventory of producing properties and exploratory prospects in Turkey, France, Romania and Hungary.

In early 2004, Toreador sold its U.S. mineral and royalty assets, which repositioned the company as an international explorer and developer. The sale empowered the company to take advantage of higher-potential exploration opportunities overseas that create greater long-term value for investors.

In 2004, Toreador along with its joint venture partners TPAO (the Turkish national oil company) and Stratic Energy discovered natural gas in the shallow coastal waters of the Turkish Black Sea. This is the first commercial discovery ever in these waters and has opened up a new frontier for hydrocarbon exploration.

Stewart P. Yee, Vice President Investor Relations

Latest Toreador Resources News

Brooks replaces McKenzie as ZaZa Energy CEO

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ZaZa Energy names Brooks president

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HESS awards KCA DEUTAG Euro shale oil drilling contract in France

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Toreador retains RBC Capital Markets as financial advisor

Toreador Resources Corp. has hired RBC Capital Markets and formed a special board committee to review the company’s strategic alternatives.

Toreador names new CFO, directors

Toreador Resources Corp. has elected a new CFO and two directors. Bernard de Combret has been named as an independent director of the board, Marc Sengès was named CFO, and Tony Vermeire was appointed commercial director.

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