ATP Oil & Gas Corporation announced that effective immediately, Leland E. Tate, currently Chief Operating Officer, is promoted to the position of President of the company.
Additionally, ATP announced that George R. Morris, currently Vice President, Acquisitions, will assume the role of ATP Chief Operating Officer. T. Paul Bulmahn continues with ATP as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board.
T. Paul Bulmahn stated, "The promotions of Leland and George, two outstanding individuals with proven talents executing operations and developments in deepwater Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea, ensure that ATP will continue to successfully accomplish pursuit of both financial and project-oriented goals. ATP achievement of financial goals stems from successful execution of offshore development plans. At ATP Leland has provided inspired leadership and has guided ATP to exceptional development success and George, with his substantial offshore operations experience, is a perfect fit."
ATP President Leland Tate has served as Chief Operating Officer since August 2000. Prior to joining ATP, he was President, ARCO North Africa, capping a career of over 30 years with Atlantic Richfield Company ("ARCO"). He had previously served ARCO in various capacities including Director General of Joint Ventures and Vice President of Operations & Engineering. Earlier he served as Director of Operations, ARCO British Ltd.; Vice President of Engineering, ARCO International; Senior Vice President Marketing and Operations, ARCO Indonesia; and ARCO Vice President and District Manager in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Newly elected ATP Chief Operating Officer George Morris, a registered State of Texas professional engineer, served as ATP's Vice President, Acquisitions from 2002 until 2004 and after his return to ATP in 2007. From 2004 until 2007 Mr. Morris was Chief Operating Officer at Chroma Exploration & Production. Prior to joining ATP in 2002 he held executive and management positions in operations and engineering at Burlington Resources, Louisiana Land and Exploration, Nerco Oil & Gas and Union Texas Petroleum over a 30-year career.
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