Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> August 3, 2003

Harold Korell – Southwestern Energy Company (swn)

HAROLD M. KORELL is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Energy Company. Mr. Korell was elected as Chairman of the Board in May 2002 and has served as Chief Executive Officer since January 1999 and President since October 1998. He joined the company in 1997 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. From 1992 to 1997, he was employed by American Exploration Company where he was most recently Senior Vice President-Operations. From 1990 to 1992, he was Executive Vice President of McCormick Resources and from 1973 to 1989 he held various positions with Tenneco Oil Company, including Vice President, Production. A graduate of the Colorado School of Mines with a professional degree in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering, he began his career with Mobil Oil Corporation. Mr. Korell served as a Member of the National Petroleum Council from June 2000 through June 2002, and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Gas Association and Independent Petroleum Association of America. Mr. Korell also serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas. Profile
TWST: Could we start out with an overview of Southwestern Energy?

Mr. Korell: Basically we are in two businesses. We are in the gas

utility business in northern Arkansas and the exploration