Glori Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: GLRI) has appointed Kevin P. Guilbeau as executive chairman of the board. Guilbeau succeeds Mark Puckett, interim chairman, who remains on the board.
Guilbeau has over 34 years of oil and gas exploration and production experience. Most recently, he was president and CEO of Gulf Coast Energy Resources, which he founded in 2010 and led from a private equity startup through growth via acquisitions and exploration until it merged with Talos Energy in March.
Prior to founding Gulf Coast Energy Resources, Guilbeau was executive vice president and COO for LLOG Exploration Co. from 2006 until 2009, with responsibility for leading offshore exploration and production operations in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore operations along the Gulf Coast. Earlier, he was senior vice president and general manager of the Gulf of Mexico/Gulf Coast business unit for Dominion Exploration and Production, which, during his 10-year tenure, he helped grow into a $4.7 billion business that was sold to Eni in 2007.
Guilbeau began his career as a geologist at Shell Oil Co. in 1981, where he held a variety of technical and leadership positions. Guilbeau holds a Bachelor of Science degree in earth sciences from the University of New Orleans and a Master of Science degree in geology from the University of New Mexico.