Houston Exploration Names Bergeron VP of Offshore Division

The Houston Exploration Company reports that John E. "Jack" Bergeron Jr. has been named vice president and general manager of the offshore division, effective immediately. Bergeron, 47, will be responsible for all aspects of the company's Gulf of Mexico operations including prospect generation, exploration and development drilling, technology, and leasing opportunities.

Bergeron, who has 26 years of industry experience, spent the last ten years in management roles with Total E&P USA Inc. and Fina Oil and Chemical Company. While at Total his roles included managing the exploration operations at Alaska's North Slope and supervising the domestic onshore development operations, as well as other areas of responsibility. He also held various engineering and management positions with Tenneco Oil Company and Gulf Oil Corporation. He received a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.