Aurora Oil & Gas Corp., headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, US, has made changes to its management team. John E McDevitt has resigned as president and chief operating officer effective immediately. Gilbert A Smith, currently serving as vice-president of land and business development, has been named president, succeeding Mr McDevitt. Mr Smith joined Aurora in February 2008, bringing nearly 40 years of domestic and international oil and gas industry experience, specializing in land administration, asset transactions, and contract negotiation. Before joining Aurora, Mr Smith worked for CDX Gas, Phillips Petroleum Co., and Oryx Energy Co.