Houston Exploration Names Jeffrey B. Sherrick Senior VP

The Houston Exploration Company has named Jeffrey B. Sherrick has been senior vice president of corporate development, effective immediately.

In this newly created position, Sherrick will be responsible for the organization's corporate development activity, reservoir engineering and for the assessment of new prospect areas to expand upon the company's current operations.

Sherrick has nearly 30 years of industry experience, and prior to joining Houston Exploration he was senior vice president of production and non-regulated services at El Paso Production Company. He has also held senior-level management positions at EVP Oil & Gas, Enron Global Exploration and Production, Enron Oil & Gas International Inc., Enron Oil & Gas Company and Tenneco Oil Company. He received a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Marietta College.