Richard R. Clark
Mr. Clark has a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He launched his career at Shell Offshore in 1979. More than 20 of his 36 years in the energy business have been focused in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. In 1996, he was one of the founders of Mariner Energy, Inc., serving as Executive Vice President and a board member. In 2004, he was a founder of Deep Gulf Energy and has served as President of the company since inception.
Warren S. Hawkins
Quintana Minerals Corporation
Mr. Hawkins has worked on the international stage of the oil and gas industry since 1970. He was with Conoco in engineering for a couple years before joining Quintana Petroleum Corp. (QPC) as a reservoir engineer in 1972. He spent 23 years with QPC ultimately as Vice President, International. In 1996 he joined the affiliated company, Quintana Minerals Corp. as Senior Vice President, Oil and Gas. Since 2006 he has been a Senior Partner of Quintana Energy Partners, LP, a private equity firm making energy investments and serves on several energy company boards. He earned a Petroleum Engineering degree from Louisiana State University in 1970.
Jere C. Overdyke
Deep Gulf Energy
Mr. Overdyke’s experience in energy industry finance and operations dates back to 1977. His experience in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico arena is approaching 20 years. Prior to joining Deep Gulf Energy in 2005, Mr. Overdyke worked with Plains Resources serving as Executive Vice President and CFO from 2001 to 2002 and Enron Corp from 1991 to 2001. Mr. Overdyke served on the Board of Directors of Mariner Energy from 1996 to 2001.
Neil A. Wizel
First Reserve Corporation
Mr. Wizel is a Director at First Reserve where his oversight includes investment origination, structuring, execution, monitoring and exit strategy with a particular emphasis on the equipment, manufacturing and services sector as well as reserves and downstream assets. Prior to joining First Reserve in April 2007, Mr. Wizel worked for five years at Greenbriar Equity Group, a transportation-focused private equity firm. Prior to Greenbriar, he was a Financial Analyst in the Leveraged Finance/Financial Sponsor Group at Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Wizel serves as a director of the Deep Gulf Energy Companies, Saxon Energy Services and PBF Energy.