Officers

David M. Bump
Vice President, Drilling and Completions

David M. Bump joined the company in April 2014 as Vice President, Drilling and Completions. Mr. Bump brings with him 25 years of domestic and international industry experience with both small and large independent operators. From 2011 to 2014, he worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as the Drilling and Completions Manager overseeing the Mozambique operations. From 2006 through 2011, Mr. Bump served as Anadarko’s Gulf of Mexico and International Deepwater Completions Manager. From 1997 until 2006, Mr. Bump held a variety of positions with Kerr-McGee Oil and Gas prior to the merger with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. These positions included Gulf of Mexico/International Deepwater Completions Manager, Drilling Engineering Manager of China Operations, and Deepwater Drilling Engineer. Prior to 1997, he held various engineering positions at several small independent operators. Mr. Bump received Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1989.

 

 

Steven M. Freeman
Vice President, Land & Business Development

Steven M. Freeman joined W&T in April 2009 and was promoted to Vice President, Land & Business Development in September 2011. Mr. Freeman has 35 years of domestic and international petroleum land management, business development and negotiating experience. Prior to joining W&T, Mr. Freeman held executive positions with Halliburton Energy Services, Buttonwood Petroleum and MAPCO Oil and Gas. He earned a BBA in Management from the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the American Association of Professional Landmen.

 

 

Antoine Gautreaux
Vice President, Production Operations

Antoine Gautreaux joined W&T in 2007 and was appointed Vice President, Production Operations in December 2013. Mr. Gautreaux has over 39 years of Oil & Gas operational experience including 21 years with Placid Oil Company, 3 years with Deeptech International/Leviathan Gas Pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico and 10 years with Prime Natural Resources, Inc., including both domestic operations in the USA and internationally in Colombia and Iraq. Mr. Gautreaux has a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Nicholls State University.

 

 

Todd E. Grabois
Vice President and Treasurer

Todd E. Grabois joined W&T as Vice President and Treasurer in July, 2006. Mr. Grabois was most recently Chief Financial Officer for Texas Independent Exploration LTD from 2001 to 2006. Prior to joining Texas Independent, he was with Benz Energy, Inc. and Texstar Petroleum for 17 years serving in various positions, including Treasurer and Secretary. Mr. Grabois has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware.

 

 

W. Allen Tate
Vice President, Marketing & Midstream

W. Allen Tate joined W&T as Vice President, Marketing & Midstream in August 2006. Mr. Tate has over 30 years of industry experience and was most recently Director of Producer Services for Noble Energy Marketing, Inc. Prior to joining Noble, he was a Business Development Director for Southern Union, Director of Business Development and Supply for CMS Field Services, and Director of Marketing for CMS Energy. Prior to that, Mr. Tate held various management positions in Marketing, Marketing Operations, Business Development & Supply and Gas Measurement with Duke Energy, PanEnergy, Panhandle Eastern Corporation and Hytech Energy. Mr. Tate has a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.