Beta Oil & Gas appoints new president and CEO

Beta Oil & Gas Inc., a Tulsa-based independent oil and gas exploration and production company, has appointed David A. Wilkins as its president and CEO.

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, Oct. 2 -- Beta Oil & Gas Inc., a Tulsa-based independent oil and gas exploration and production company, has appointed David A. Wilkins as its president and CEO. Wilkins, who also will serve on the company's board, succeeds Steve Antry.

Wilkins joined Beta from Vintage Petroleum Inc., also of Tulsa, where he has most recently served as general manager, Latin America. Prior to that, Wilkins served as president and general manager of Vintage unit Vintage Oil Argentina Inc. for 4 years. Before his Latin America assignment, he served as operations manager, US, for Vintage.

Wilkins began his career with Pioneer Production Corp. in 1982. In addition , he served as vice-president, operations, for Esco Exploration Inc., Tulsa.

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