Houston Exploration names new chief financial officer

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 19

John H. Karnes has been named senior vice-president and chief financial officer of Houston Exploration Co., Houston.

Most recently, Karnes worked for Fort Worth-based Encore Acquisition Co. Prior to that, he held various senior executive financial and legal positions at several public companies, including Snyder Oil Corp. of Fort Worth and Apache Corp. of Houston.

Karnes also practiced law with the national firm of Kirkland & Ellis where he provided corporate, securities, and mergers and acquisition guidance to various public clients in the energy and chemicals industries.

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