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Sam Malin (born 29 September 1963) is a Canadian businessman based in Madagascar. He has founded a number of companies including Madagascar Oil, Red Island Minerals, Avana Petroleum and Avana Uranium.

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Educational Background

Sam Malin was schooled in British Columbia, Canada, including at Glenlyon Preparatory School for Boys (Victoria), Skeena Junior Secondary School (Terrace) and St. Michaels University School (Victoria).

Malin graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Geological Engineering (Applied Geophysics) from Queen’s University, Canada. Later, he undertook post graduate studies at Cambridge University in England.

Employment and Business

After graduating from Queen's, Malin joined Dome Petroleum in Calgary, Canada, as a geophysicist. Later, after Cambridge, he joined the Energy Group of international consultants Arthur D. Little in London. Since then, he has worked for Standard & Poor's DRI and has carried out a variety of advisory and analytical roles under a number of EU energy sector programmes.

Malin first came across Madagascar's giant onshore heavy oil Bemolanga and Tsimiroro fields in 1994. Some ten years later, in 2004, he founded Madagascar Oil with Alan Bond, Robert Nelson, and Michael Smith to develop these fields and to undertake exploration for onshore conventional oil and gas in Madagascar. Malin is also the founder of, and project originator for, Red Island Minerals, which is developing coal resources in and around the Sakoa region of southwestern Madagascar.

More recently, in 2006, Malin founded the Avana group of companies which cover oil and gas, uranium, gold and other minerals, arid zone seed oil, and properties projects in the western Indian Ocean region.

Sources

Official website of Madagascar Oil

Source link - Consensia website

Publications

Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 2003; 44(11):4762-71 (ISSN 0146-0404)[1]

Chapter on "Exploration and Production of Crude Oil and Natural Gas", in Panorama of EC Industry, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1993. OCLC: 19060217. [2]

Chapter on "Trends in Japanese Refining", in Leading Developments in the Product Tanker Market, Published by Lloyd’s of London Press Ltd., 1992.

Chapters on "Solid Fuels" (Coal) and "Exploration and Production of Crude Oil and Natural Gas", in Panorama of EC Industry, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1992. OCLC: 19060217. [3]

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