Ghauri succeeds Getten as W&T Offshore general counsel

Shahid A. Ghauri has succeeded the retired Thomas F. Getten as vice-president, general counsel, and secretary of W&T Offshore Inc., Houston.

Shahid A. Ghauri has succeeded the retired Thomas F. Getten as vice-president, general counsel, and secretary of W&T Offshore Inc., Houston.

Ghauri joined the company in March. Previously, he served as a partner with Jones Walker LLP, where he focused primarily on business and commercial deals in the oil and gas sector. He also was assistant general counsel of BHP Billiton Petroleum, where he managed the legal team responsible for unconventional resource plays.

Gettem joined W&T Offshore in 2006 as vice-president and general counsel and added the role of corporate secretary in 2011.

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