Robert Thomas Fetters, Jr.
...Robert Thomas Fetters, Jr., DirectorRobert Thomas Fetters, Jr. became a director in March 2004.He began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1966 when he joined Exxon, USA (then known as Humble Oil and Refining).He served in various capacities including exploration, production, and research management and as exploration planning manager.Internationally, he held positions as chief geologist for Esso Production Malaysia and exploration manager for Esso Australia.In 1983, Mr. Fetters joined Consolidated Natural Gas, serving as the president and CEO of its subsidiary, CNG Producing Company, from 1984 to 1989.From 1990 to 1995, he was the president of exploration and production for the Exploration Company of Louisiana, and from 1995 to 1997, he was the senior vice president of operations for National Energy Group in Dallas, Texas.In 1997, Mr. Fetters co-founded Beta Oil and Gas, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, and served as its managing director of exploration to September 2002.He continued to act as a consultant to Beta Oil and Gas after leaving his position to December 2002.In January 2003, he co-found Delta Resources, LLC, Houston, Texas, which was formed specifically to utilize leading edge technology in oil and gas exploration.He continues to serve as Delta's CEO and a director.In January 2003, he also co-founded Alliance Oil & Gas Company, LLC, Houston, Texas, which is principally involved in oil and gas acquisitions.He continues to serve as Alliance's chairman and a director.Since January 2004, Mr. Fetters has served as the president of Waveland Energy Partners, LLC, of Irvine, California.He holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in geology from the University of Tennessee.
and Trout, all of whom are independent under the definition of independence used in the NASD listing standards.
The Compensation Committee currently consists of Messrs., Edwards, Fetters
, and Collins.
Edwards and Fetters