How to Survive and Thrive in Good Times and Bad
Speaker: Charles Goodson, PetroQuest
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
11:45 am – 12:50 pm
George R. Brown CC, Room 360ABDE
Throughout Mr. Goodson’s almost 40 year career he has witnessed numerous commodity price downturns in the oil and gas industry. The majority of these downturns occurred while he was running various private and publicly traded E&P companies. Each of these cycles were unique in their cause and duration. As a result, Mr. Goodson has used certain strategies and techniques to navigate through both the good and the bad times in the industry.
CHARLES T. GOODSON is Chairman and CEO of PetroQuest Energy, Inc. He began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1978 with Mobil Oil Corporation in New Orleans, Louisiana as a Landman. In 1980 he joined Callon Petroleum Company in Natchez, Mississippi as a Landman and was promoted to Regional Land Manager in 1983 and Land Manager in 1984. In 1985, American Explorer, Inc. was formed with Mr. Goodson as an owner and President of the company. It was an exploration and production company located in Lafayette, Louisiana. In 1995, American Explorer, LLC was formed with Mr. Goodson as a partner. The main focus of the company was exploration in the Gulf Coast region of the southern United States and the central and western Gulf of Mexico. In 1998, American Explorer, LLC merged with PetroQuest Energy, Inc. and Mr. Goodson became its President and Chief Executive Officer. The company’s offshore exploration office is located in Houston, Texas, with headquarters located in Lafayette, Louisiana. Mr. Goodson is a past Regional Governor ‘ Louisiana (southwest) for the Independent Oil and Gas Association for three years. He is a member of the Lafayette Association of Petroleum Landmen and the American Association of Petroleum Landmen. He is a member of the Young President’s Organization. His civic organization memberships include the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Acadiana.