Dominion E&P Names New Offshore VP

Dominion Exploration and Production, a subsidiary of Dominion, has appointed Richard L. "Rick" Fowler vice president and general manager, Gulf of Mexico Operations. The region includes Dominion E&P's deepwater, Continental Shelf, and southern Louisiana assets. Fowler previously was general manager of deepwater development.

Dominion E&P President and CEO Duane Radtke said: "For the last 10 years, Rick Fowler has been directly involved in the successful performance of our assets and the strategic management of our offshore business unit. He has spearheaded some of our most complex partnerships, including the Devils Tower, Independence Hub and Thunder Hawk projects. He has led the effort in attaining a high profile for Dominion E&P within our industry."

Fowler has been with the company since 1996 when the offshore unit was still part of Consolidated Natural Gas Co. (CNG). CNG merged with Dominion in 2000. Prior to joining CNG, Fowler performed reservoir engineering and operational duties for Exxon.

As an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Fowler has served as past president of the Delta section, chair of the Gulf of Mexico deepwater symposium, and committee member for the geology and geophysics session for the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. He also serves on the SPE program committee for the annual Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. Fowler holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans.