Ocean Energy Appoints Vice President and Treasurer

Ocean Energy, Inc. announced that Winston M. Talbert has been appointed vice president and treasurer.

Talbert joined Ocean Energy in 1999 as assistant treasurer responsible for managing all areas of corporate finance for the company. Prior to Ocean, Talbert was assistant treasurer for PennzEnergy Company, the successor exploration and production company to Pennzoil Company. He served as manager, international finance for Pennzoil Company prior to the reorganization. Talbert has held various managerial positions in the areas of corporate development and finance for Brown & Root/Halliburton, Destec Europe SA and Destec Energy.

Talbert graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Emory University.