TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd was incorporated under the laws of British Columbia, Canada on October 1, 1985 under the name Profco Resources Ltd. and continued to the jurisdiction of Alberta, Canada under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) on June 10, 1997. Effective December 2, 1998, it changed its name to TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp. Effective October 1, 2009, it continued to the jurisdiction of Bermuda under the Bermuda Companies Act 1981 under the name TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. It is an international oil and natural gas company engaged in acquisition, exploration, development and production. It has focused its operations in countries that have established, yet underexplored, petroleum systems, are net importers of petroleum, have an existing petroleum transportation infrastructure and provide favorable commodity pricing, royalty rates and tax rates to exploration and production companies. Its areas of operations include Turkey, and Bulgaria. It faces face intense competition from independent, technology-driven companies as well as from both major and other independent oil and natural gas companies. The Company's current or future operations, including exploration and development activities on its properties, require permits from various governmental authorities, and such operations are and will be governed by laws and regulations concerning exploration, development, production, exports, taxes, labor laws and standards, occupational health, waste disposal, toxic substances, land use, environmental protection and other matters.