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Hal Kvisle, CEO of Talisman Energy, speaks at the Global Business Forum in Banff, Alta., Sept. 20, 2012.
Hal Kvisle, CEO of Talisman Energy, speaks at the Global Business Forum in Banff, Alta., Sept. 20, 2012.
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Talisman’s Hal Kvisle takes a candid approach

Hal Kvisle took the mic as Talisman Energy Inc.’s chief executive for the first time Tuesday, and distanced himself from many of his predecessor’s plans. After unveiling a loss of $731-million in the third-quarter and chopping Talisman’s budget to $3-billion – a 25 per cent drop – he directly answered questions, which meant slamming some of the company’s assets. Mr. Kvisle’s most pointed comments are below: