ATP's Chairman & CEO Picks Up Top Honors for Outstanding Leadership

ATP Oil & Gas Corporation's Chairman and CEO, T. Paul Bulmahn, was honored with the 2008 Rhodes Petroleum Industry Leadership Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers-International Petroleum Technology Institute ("ASME-IPTI").

The award is the principal award of ASME designed to honor significant contributions to the petroleum industry demonstrated through management and motivational skills, entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership within corporate and industry circles.

ASME is a 120,000 member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. Houston-based, the IPTI (Institute) represents: the Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, the Petroleum Division and the Pipeline Systems Division.

At the award presentation, Bulmahn expressed, "I am honored to have been considered for this award, however, anyone who has been in the petroleum industry for any length of time knows that successfully bringing oil and gas prospects to production is a team sport, and ATP employees constitute a truly outstanding team deserving of meritorious acclaim."

The awards event benefited student programs that promote the art, science and practice of mechanical engineering in the field of petroleum related technologies.