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


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. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief historical sketch of Teton Petroleum

and a picture of the things you're doing at the present time?

Mr. Cooper: Teton Petroleum Company was formed in 1996.