Management Team

Kurt A. Nelson

Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Nelson was elected Vice President, Controller of the Company in November 2001. From September 2000 until November 2001, Mr. Nelson was Manager, Operations Analysis for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Prior to Anadarko, Mr. Nelson spent one year consulting, then 19 years with The Louisiana Land and Exploration Company and its successor Burlington Resources, Inc. (oil and gas exploration and production companies), holding various positions, including Manager, Business Development from October 1997 to January 1999, Portfolio Manager from January 1997 to October 1997, Manager, Finance and Administration Houston Division from 1993 until October 1997, and various other positions, including Assistant Controller – Exploration and Production and Assistant Tax Director. Mr. Nelson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston and is a Certified Public Accountant.