Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> March 1, 2004


DONALD H. HOSMER is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director and co- Founder of Royale Energy, Inc. In October 1985 Mr. Hosmer, along with his father and brothers, founded Royale Petroleum Corporation. In October 1986, Royale Energy, Inc., was incorporated in preparation for the involvement of outside shareholders for the first time. Mr. Hosmer was responsible for the marketing aspects of the company. In this capacity, his department has funded over $40 million in oil and natural gas acquisitions since 1984. Mr. Hosmer publishes the Royale Energy Report, a quarterly publication that provides an informative summary of company activities as well as the state of the natural gas industry. He is a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and registered as an oil and gas industry expert on the Business Wire's ExpertSource service. He has successfully directed the funding of 150 oil and natural gas wells throughout the major geologic basins in the US. Under his leadership, Royale became the largest independent natural gas producer in California. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief history of Royale Energy as well as

an overview?

Mr. Hosmer: We were a family-owned company and then we formed our own

operating division and brought in