This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Stone Energy Corporation Provides Personnel Update

LAFAYETTE, La., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE: SGY) today announced the promotion of several new executives and organizational changes to allow for a more asset focused organization. Richard L. Toothman is being promoted from Vice President – Appalachia to Senior Vice President – Appalachia, Paul K. Wieg to Vice President - Exploration and Business Development, Kevin G. Hurst to Vice President – GOM Shelf/Deep Gas, and Keith A. Seilhan to Vice President - Deepwater.

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer David Welch stated, "Our executive development program and succession planning process have well prepared these new executives for their increased responsibilities.  We are excited about these talented professionals who will now step into expanded roles.  Rick Toothman will continue with his leadership in growing our Appalachian asset base.  Paul Wieg, Kevin Hurst and Keith Seilhan will assume the responsibilities of Richard L. Smith, Executive Vice President – Exploration and Business Development, Jerome F. Wenzel, Jr., Executive Vice President – Operations and John R. Pantaleo, Vice President – Gulf of Mexico, who will be leaving Stone to pursue personal endeavors.  We appreciate the contributions made by Rich, Jerry and John during their tenure at Stone, and we wish them great success in their new ventures.  They have all been instrumental in preparing succession plans in each of their respective areas and will remain through a planned transition period." 

Paul K. Wieg, currently Director of Geosciences/Deepwater Exploration Manager, is being named Vice President - Exploration and Business Development.  Prior to joining Stone, Paul was Deepwater Exploration Manager for Eni Petroleum's Gulf of Mexico business unit.  Paul also served as Chief Geophysicist for Dominion E&P preceding the purchase of Dominion assets by Eni.  Before taking a management position, Paul worked in various capacities as an explorationist in both domestic and international ventures for Dominion and its predecessor CNG, Shell Offshore, Inc., Pecten International, and Exxon USA.  Paul has a Masters Degree in Geology from Duke University and a Bachelors Degree in Geology from New Mexico School of Mines. 

Kevin G. Hurst, currently General Manager Operations/Gulf of Mexico Production, is being named Vice President – GOM Shelf/Deep Gas.  Kevin began his career with Arco Oil and Gas Company and served in various capacities over his 16 years with Arco.  He worked for five years in Jakarta, Indonesia as a Technical Advisor and then served as Chief of Field Operations for his final two years in Indonesia.  After returning from Indonesia, Kevin was employed by Southern Natural Gas Company/El Paso Energy Company as an Area Manager.  Prior to joining Stone in 2005, Kevin was employed by MODEC, LLC as the General Manager for FPSO/FSO Operations.  Kevin holds a Bachelors Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University.

Keith A. Seilhan, currently Deep Water Projects Manager, is being named Vice President - Deep Water.   Keith Seilhan filled various senior Operations Leadership roles for Amoco and BP over his 21 year career.  The majority of his industry experience has been in senior leadership positions working with the start-up and operation of large, technically challenging assets, primarily in the deep water Gulf of Mexico.  Keith has been an Asset Manager and Operations Manager for Deep Water Assets and also taken functional leadership roles as the Operations Director for Gulf of Mexico and the Organizational Capability Manager.  Keith developed BP's first Advanced Collaboration Environment (ACE) in 2003 while commissioning, starting-up and operating the Na Kika Asset.  In his final year with BP, Keith filled the role as BP's Incident Commander on the Deepwater Horizon Incident in 2010.  Keith also worked as an Emergency Response Consultant with The Response Group for 1-1/2 years prior to taking his role as Deep Water Projects Manager for Stone.  Keith received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Louisiana State University. 

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $94.02 -2.67%
FB $104.07 -5.81%
GOOG $683.57 -3.45%
TSLA $162.60 -7.26%
YHOO $27.97 -4.05%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 16,204.97 -211.61 -1.29%
S&P 500 1,880.05 -35.40 -1.85%
NASDAQ 4,363.1440 -146.4150 -3.25%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs