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