Petrohawk Energy names Stoneburner as president, COO

Petrohawk Energy Corp. has named Dick Stoneburner as president and chief operating officer of the firm.

Eric Watkins
OGJ Oil Diplomacy Editor

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 -- Petrohawk Energy Corp. has named Dick Stoneburner as president and chief operating officer of the firm.

Before joining Petrohawk, Stoneburner served as vice-president, exploration, of 3TEC Energy Corp. from December 1999 until its June 2003 merger with Plains Exploration & Production Co.

Before joining 3TEC, Stoneburner worked as a geologist through several private ventures, including Texas Oil & Gas and Hugoton Energy, and independently through his own company, Stoneburner Exploration Inc.

Stoneburner has more than 30 years of experience in the energy business and is a founder of Petrohawk Energy.

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