Harvest Natural Resources Announces Vice President, Western Operations
HOUSTON, April 15, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --
Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: HNR) today announced that Mr. Patrick R.
Oenbring has been elected as Vice President, Western Operations effective
Harvest President and Chief Executive Officer, James A. Edmiston, said,
"It is my pleasure to announce that Pat Oenbring has joined Harvest as
Vice President, Western Operations. Pat's wealth of North American and
international upstream oil and gas business experience will benefit Harvest as
we continue to expand our growth and diversification efforts."
Mr. Oenbring's most recent assignment was Chief Operating Officer for Cygnus
Oil and Gas Company. He has 34 years of experience in the oil and gas business
in both technical and management positions. He began his career with Conoco in
1974 as a process engineer and quickly progressed to project manager
responsible for the design, construction, installation and startup of
facilities on the North Slope of Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, the
Middle East, and the Far East. After serving as Executive Assistant to the
Executive Vice President of International Production and as Operations Coordinator
for Offshore and Frontier during 1987 to 1989, Mr. Oenbring became the
Engineering Manager for Conoco's offshore New Orleans Division.
In 1991, Mr. Oenbring was named Vice President, Business Development and
Production, of Conoco Canada Ltd., where he was responsible for all production
operations and business development activities, strategy development and
implementation, oil and gas marketing, property acquisitions and divestitures,
budgeting and financial accounting, and land administration.
In 1995, Mr. Oenbring was named Manager of Infrastructure Technology for
Conoco's central engineering and construction organization and became Manager
of Conoco Energy Nigeria in 1996.
Mr. Oenbring joined Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Occidental) in 1997, as
President and General Manager, Occidental Petroleum of Qatar. He also assumed
overall management responsibility for Occidental's non-operated interests in
Yemen and Pakistan. Following Occidental's acquisition of Altura Energy Ltd.
(Altura) in 2000, he returned to the United States as President and General
Manager, Occidental Permian. In this role, he managed the due diligence
preparation, the transition and integration of the Altura staff and properties
into Occidental, and managed a three-fold increase in drilling activity. In
2003, Mr. Oenbring retired from Occidental and became an independent consultant
to the oil and gas industry, serving diverse clients in West Texas, Colombia,
India, and Houston. In 2005, he joined Technip Offshore Inc. as a senior
project manager, responsible for a large front end
engineering design project offshore Nigeria.
Mr. Oenbring holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from
the University of Kansas. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh
executive development program and is a registered Professional Engineer in the
state of Texas.
Harvest Natural Resources
Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. headquartered in Houston, Texas, is an
independent energy company with principal operations in Venezuela, exploration
assets in Indonesia and West Africa and a business development office in the
United Kingdom. For more information visit the Company's website at
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Securities Exchange Act of 1934. They include estimates and timing of expected
oil and gas production, oil and gas reserve projections of future oil pricing,
future expenses, planned capital expenditures, anticipated cash flow and our
business strategy. All statements other than statements of historical facts may
constitute forward-looking statements. Although Harvest believes that the
expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it
can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct.
Actual results may differ materially from Harvest's expectations as a result of
factors discussed in Harvest's 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K and other public
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