Super Nova Petroleum Corp . (OTC: SNOVF) " appointed Ben Chu as its president and COO, the company said July 17. He also was appointed as director, the company added.

Chu has more than 15 years’ experience in the oil industry, the company said, noting that he had worked in engineering, project finance, energy commodity market analysis and on private placements.

Chu’s Houston-based company, BNV Energy Co. LLC , recently made a Bakken Fairway purchase in northwest Montana, Super Nova noted.

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Super Nova Petroleum Corp. operates in western Montana’s southern portion of the Bakken-Alberta Fairway.