Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> August 1, 2004

William Hargett – The Houston Exploration Company (thx)

WILLIAM G. HARGETT was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and became a member of The Houston Exploration Company's Board of Directors in April 2001, and in June 2004 he was named Chairman of the Board. Previously, Mr. Hargett was President, North America of Santa Fe Snyder Corporation, and prior to that he was President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Snyder Oil Company. He also served as President for Greenhill Petroleum Corporation, Amax Oil and Gas Inc. and North Central Oil Corporation. In addition, Mr. Hargett was employed in various exploration roles at Tenneco Oil Corporation and Amoco Production Company. He earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree from The University of Alabama. Profile
TWST: Can you bring us up to date on what's going on at the company over

the past year?

Mr. Hargett: I think the most significant issue is that, a year ago, we

had a majority shareholder,