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Board of Directors


William G. Hargett
Director since 2015


Mr. Hargett, 68, has 35 years of North American oil and gas industry experience. He retired in 2007 as Chairman, President, and CEO of publicly-traded Houston Exploration Company, following its merger with Forest Oil.  He joined Houston Exploration in 2001 as President and CEO and was elected Chairman in 2004. Mr. Hargett began his career in 1973 as Exploration Geologist with Amoco Production Company; in 1974, he joined Tenneco Oil Company serving in various exploration positions including Exploration Manager Gulf Coast Division from 1984 to 1988; In 1988, he became President and Director – North Central Oil Company; in 1993 President – Amax Oil and Gas Inc.; in 1994 President and Chief Operating Officer (USA) – Greenhill Petroleum Corp.; and in 1997 President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director – Snyder Oil Company and, following its 1999 merger, President North America - Sante Fe Snyder. Mr. Hargett is a graduate of the University of Alabama (B.S. geology; M.S. geology).