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Senior Management

  • Robert L.G. Watson, President – Chief Executive Officer
  • Steven P. Harris, Vice President - Chief Financial Officer
  • George William "Bill" Krog, Vice President – Chief Accounting Officer
  • Kenneth W. Johnson, Vice President – Operations
  • Peter Bommer, Vice President – Engineering
  • Tod A. Clarke, Vice President – Land

Robert L.G. Watson, President – Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Watson has served as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Abraxas since founding the Company in 1977. Prior to forming Abraxas, Mr. Watson was associated with the independent reservoir engineering firm of DeGolyer and MacNaughton and Tesoro Petroleum Corporation in various engineering, operations, administrative and management positions, including Assistant to the President of Tesoro Exploration and Production Company. Mr. Watson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1972 and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1974.

Steven P. Harris, Vice President - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Harris was named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company in November 2018. Mr. Harris joined Abraxas in June 2018, as Director, Finance and Capital Markets. Mr. Harris brings over 20 years of financial and leadership experience to Abraxas. Most recently, Mr. Harris was with Sundance Energy where he assisted Sundance’s Business Development and Investor Relations efforts. From 2008 through 2017, Mr. Harris was a Managing Director and headed the U.S. Energy Investment Banking division of Canaccord Genuity in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Canaccord Genuity, Mr. Harris served in the Business Development Group at El Paso Exploration and Production. Mr. Harris earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from the Rice University Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management.

George William "Bill" Krog, Vice President – Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Krog has served as Chief Accounting Officer since 2011. Mr. Krog joined Abraxas in 1995 and most recently served as Information Systems / Financial Reporting Director. Prior to joining Abraxas, Mr. Krog was in private practice. Mr. Krog received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976 and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Kenneth W. Johnson, Vice President – Operations
Mr. Johnson was appointed Vice President – Operations in September 2018. Mr. Johnson joined Abraxas in 2000 and most recently served as Abraxas’ Regional Operations Manager. Prior to joining Abraxas Mr. Johnson served as a consultant to various operators in supervisory and operations management roles across the US, including the Mid-Continent, Rockies, Delaware and Gulf Coast regions. Mr. Johnson was also the Managing Partner in a Well Servicing Co. for 13 years. Mr. Johnson has been in the oil and gas operations and services business since 1980.

Peter Bommer, Vice President – Engineering
Mr. Bommer has served as Vice President – Engineering since 2012 and as Manager of Special Projects since 2007. Prior to joining Abraxas, Mr. Bommer owned and ran the day-to-day operations of Bommer Engineering, a privately held engineering firm for over 25 years. Mr. Bommer received a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering degree from the University of Texas in 1978 and a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1999. Mr. Bommer also holds the Professional Engineer designation. 

Tod A. Clarke, Vice President – Land
Mr. Clarke has served as Vice President – Land since 2017. Mr. Clarke joined Abraxas in 2000 as Land Manager. Prior to joining Abraxas, Mr. Clarke worked at Exxon USA for 15 years. Mr. Clarke received a Bachelor of Science—Land Management degree from the University of Houston in 1984. Mr. Clarke also is a Certified Petroleum Landman.

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