Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> April 19, 2004

Richard Bachmann – Energy Partners Ltd (epl)

RICHARD A. BACHMANN, Founder of Energy Partners, Ltd., and its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, has over 30 years of financial and operating experience in the energy industry. He began his career with Exxon in 1968 where he held numerous domestic and international treasury and financial responsibilities. In 1971 Mr. Bachmann was promoted to Treasurer of Esso Central America's headquarters in San Salvador, El Salvador. In 1974 he was promoted to manager of the Foreign Finance Division of Exxon International, based in New York. In 1978, Mr. Bachmann left Exxon to join Itel Corporation. He served as Vice President and Treasurer of this leveraged leasing company from 1978 to 1981. In 1981, Mr. Bachmann joined The Louisiana Land and Exploration Company (LL&E), an independent exploration and production company, as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. His accomplishments at LL&E included the strategic repositioning of the company, divestiture of non-core assets and the acquisition of new assets. He was elected to LL&E's Board of Directors and promoted to Executive Vice President in 1989. Mr. Bachmann was later named President and Chief Operating Officer in 1995. He left LL&E in late 1997 and established EPL shortly thereafter. Mr. Bachmann earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wisconsin State University (magna cum laude) and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. He serves on the Board of Directors of Xavier University and Tulane University Hospital and Clinic. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with an introduction to Energy Partners, Ltd.?

Mr. Bachmann: Energy Partners is an exploration and production company

whose sole focus is in the shallow waters of the