Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> August 2, 2002
Michael Watford – Ultra Petroleum Corporation (upl)
MICHAEL D. WATFORD is Chairman, President and CEO of Ultra
Petroleum Corp. Mr. Watford was named Chief Executive Officer and
President of the company in January 1999 and was named Chairman
of the Board on March 30, 1999. Prior to joining Ultra, Mr.
Watford served as President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief
Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Nuevo
Energy Company from 1994 to 1997. Prior to joining Nuevo, Mr.
Watford held a number of increasingly more responsible positions
at Torch Energy Inc., Meridian Oil Inc., Superior Oil Co., and
Shell Oil Co. Mr. Watford earned a Bachelor of Science degree in
Business Administration from the University of Florida in 1975
and went on to earn his Master's in Business Administration from
the University of New Orleans in 1978. Mr. Watford has been a
Director of Bellwether Exploration Company and a Director of
Southern Minerals Company. He has also served in several civic
and professional organizations. Profile
TWST: Can we start out with a quick overview of Ultra Petroleum Corp.
and how you see the company today?
Mr. Watford: Ultra is a small cap exploration and production company