G. Allen Brooks

G. ALLEN BROOKS is Executive Director of Oilfield Service Industry
Research at CIBC World Markets. He joined Oppenheimer & Company in March
1997 in Houston to head up the firm’s oilfield service research efforts.
That franchise was expanded globally when Oppenheimer was acquired by
CIBC in November 1997. Prior to joining Oppenheimer, Mr. Brooks was a
Senior Vice President heading up the oil service industry research
effort of Howard Weil. Prior to joining Howard Weil, he was a member of
the senior management team at ENSCO International Incorporated, a
Dallas-based international offshore contract drilling company. From 1969
through 1990, he worked as an oil service research analyst for several
investment firms in Houston. From 1982 through 1988, he had a management
consulting business, which provided market and financial research and
litigation and bankruptcy support to offshore oil service companies and
lenders to this industry. He is a graduate of The University of
Connecticut with a BA in Economics. He holds a Master of Science degree
in Economics from Cornell University. He was awarded the designation of
Certified Financial Analyst in 1975.