H. HOWARD COOPER is Chairman of Teton Petroleum Company. Mr. Cooper
founded the company in 1996. The company has been producing and
exporting oil with its Russian partner in Western Siberia since 1997.
Teton’s Siberian operations currently produce 1,791 barrels net to the
company per day from their joint lease on the Eguryak license, which is
located 10 miles north of the super giant Samotlor Field. Mr. Cooper has
a Finance degree from the University of Colorado and a Master’s Degree
from Columbia University in New York City. He has been involved in
Russian-American business activities for over 20 years and been working
in the oil and gas industry for the past 25 years. Prior to Teton, Mr.
Cooper worked for American International Group in New York, evaluating
potential oil projects in Russia. After leaving AIG, he became a partner
of Central Asian Petroleum in 1993, which developed the Karakuduk field
in Western Kazakhstan.