Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> March 13, 2001

Robert Watson – Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (abp)

ROBERT L.G. WATSON, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Abraxas Petroleum Corporation, received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Southern Methodist University (1972) and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio (1974). In 1977 Mr. Watson formed Abraxas Petroleum Corporation, a San Antonio-based producer of oil and natural gas. Previously, Mr. Watson was associated with the petroleum-consulting firm of DeGolyer and MacNaughton and for six years was associated with Tesoro Petroleum Corporation in various engineering, operations, administrative and management positions. Profile
TWST: Could you provide us with a brief overview of the company?

Mr. Watson: Abraxas was formed in 1977 and existed as a private company

until 1991 when its managed oil and gas partnerships

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