Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> January 25, 2019

Interview with the CEO: Berry Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ:BRY)

Smith, A.T.
A.T. Smith is Chief Executive Officer of Berry Petroleum Corporation. Mr. Smith has significant experience in all phases of the oil and gas exploration and production business in the U.S. and internationally. He was most recently the CEO of TS&J Consulting, a full-service upstream E&P consultancy practice advising clients on A&D, strategic and operational initiatives, and Hillwood International Energy, an international E&P company that had operations in the U.S., Russia and Iraq. While at Hillwood, Mr. Smith oversaw strategic transactions representing over $2 billion of aggregate value and a 1 billion-plus-barrel resource discovery along with the associated $500 million-plus development project. Prior to that, Mr. Smith spent 25 years in various roles at Chevron Corporation, including President and General Manager of Russia operations, where he led several major acquisition projects and operational initiatives. He graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a major in geology and Russian and has a master’s degree and Ph.D. in economic geology from The Pennsylvania State University. Profile
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TWST: Let's start with an introduction to Berry Petroleum for our readers a snapshot of the company's history and, in particular, its emergence from