Ocean Energy Makes Management Changes

Ocean Energy, Inc. announced that Scott A. Griffiths has been appointed senior vice president - Exploration & International New Ventures; and James H. Painter has been appointed senior vice president - Gulf of Mexico & International Exploration.

In his expanded role, Griffiths will be responsible for worldwide exploration, reporting to John D. Schiller, executive vice president - Exploration & Production. For the last three years, Griffiths has served as vice president - International Exploration. He has been with the company for 12 years starting with Global Natural Resources and has served in a variety of management and geoscience positions. He began his career with Shell Oil Company.

Prior to his promotion, Painter was vice president - exploration and development, Gulf of Mexico. In his new assignment, he also assumes exploration oversight for Ocean's international operations, reporting to Griffiths. Painter has been with the company since 1995 in management and geoscience roles in the Gulf of Mexico. He was formerly with Forest Oil Corporation and The Superior Oil Company.