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 46 years of oil and gas operational experience including 21 years with Placid Oil Company, three 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.
Vice President, HSE&R
Steve Hamm joined W&T as Vice President, HSE&R in 2017. He originally joined the Company in 2012 as Director HSE, a position he held for four years before he left the Company to cofound and operate his own HSE consulting firm for the energy industry. Mr. Hamm spent the first 11 years of his career at an environmental regulatory agency where he held roles as an NPDES Investigator, Superfund Coordinator and Emergency Response Manager. Following this, Steve consulted for the oil and gas industry in regulatory, environmental and safety compliance for approximately 10 years. Steve holds a B.S. degree in Marine Fisheries from Texas A&M University, and is a Certified Safety Professional.
Vice President, New Ventures
James Hersch joined W&T in 2010 as Exploration Manager Worldwide and in 2013 became Director, Geosciences, a position he held until being appointed Vice President Geosciences in 2017. Mr. Hersch has over 36 years of experience as a geologist and led exploration teams analyzing oil and gas producing basins around the world for large and small companies, including Exxon, Anadarko Petroleum and Century Petroleum. Immediately prior to joining W&T, he was the Principal and Founder of a private geological/geophysical consulting firm for international and domestic North America projects. Mr. Hersch is a licensed geologist and received a B.A. in Geology from Appalachian State University and an M.S. in Economic Geology from the University of Tennessee.
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 31 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.