Endeavour International Corp. explores and develops oil and gas resources. It engages in the acquisition, production and development of energy reserves in the North Sea and the United States. Endeavour produces hydrocarbons from the North Sea and develops energy reserves in North Sea sectors of the United Kingdom and Norway. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.
William (Bill) L. Transier, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
William L. Transier is chairman of the board of directors, chief executive officer and president of Endeavour International Corporation. He was named to his current position in September 2006. He was one of the original co-founders of Endeavour in 2004 and previously served as co-chief executive officer. Prior to forming Endeavour, Transier was executive vice president and chief financial officer for Ocean Energy, Inc. He began his career in public accounting with KPMG LLP, an international audit and business strategy consulting firm, where he rose to the title of partner and headed its energy practice. Transier is a director of Helix Energy Solutions and Cal Dive International and a former board member of Reliant Resources. He previously served as chairman of the Natural Gas Supply Association, director of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, and as state-appointed chairman of the Texas Online Authority and Department of Information Resources.
John N. Seitz, Vice Chairman
John N. Seitz is vice chairman of the board of directors of Endeavour International Corporation. He was one of the original co-founders of Endeavour in 2004 and the strategist behind its focus on North Sea exploration. Previously, he served as co-chief executive officer of the company. Seitz spent most of his career in various executive and management roles at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, rising to the position of chief executive officer, chief operating officer and president. In 2000, the Houston Geological Society honored him as a "Legend in Wildcatting." Seitz began his career as a petroleum geologist with Amoco Production Company. Seitz is a Certified Professional Geological Scientist from the American Institute of Professional Geologists and a licensed professional geoscientist with the State of Texas. Seitz serves as a trustee for the American Geological Institute Foundation and a director for ION Geophysical Corporation and Constellation Energy Partners, LLC.
John B. Connally III, Director
Board of Directors
John B. Connally III
Endeavour International Corporation
John Connally III has served as a director of Endeavour International Corporation and its predecessor company since 2002. Connally is chairman and chief executive officer of Gulf United Energy, Inc. a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company listed on the OTC Bulletin Board. He also is a principal in Graver Manufacturing Co., a private company that manufactures pressure vessels for the petrochemical and refining industry. For six years, he was a member of the founding board of directors of Nuevo Energy Company. He was formerly a partner of the law firm of Baker & Botts in Houston, Texas, specializing in corporate finance transactions in oil and gas.
Sheldon R. Erikson, Director
Sheldon R. Erikson was appointed in February, 2010 to the board of directors of Endeavour International Corporation. He is currently a member of the board of directors for Cameron International Corporation, a leading supplier of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. He also led Cameron as chief executive officer and president for 14 years. Erikson spent nine years as chairman, chief executive officer and president of The Western Company of North America, a global petroleum service company engaged in pressure pumping, well stimulating and cementing and offshore drilling. Prior to that time, he was president of Joy Petroleum Equipment Group. Erikson is a director of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. He serves on the board of directors of the National Petroleum Council, American Petroleum Institute, and the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, of which he is a past chairman. Erikson holds an M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and studied engineering and economics at the University of Illinois.
Charles Hue Williams, Director
Charles Hue Williams was appointed in April 2007 to the board of directors of Endeavour International Corporation. Hue Williams serves as a governance consultant for Lambert Energy Advisory Limited where he was a partner and currently serves as a director. He has served as a director for Investec Henderson, Crosthwaite Securities, Kleinwort Benson Limited and Kleinwort Benson Securities Limited. He was a member of the London Stock Exchange for nearly 30 years.
Leiv L. Nergaard, Director
Leiv L. Nergaard was appointed a director of Endeavour International Corporation in November 2008. Nergaard is chairman of the board of directors for Storebrand ASA, and a board member and chairman of the audit committee of Yara International ASA. He serves as chairman of the Norwegian Industry and Commerce Securities Market Committee in addition to being chairman of some smaller companies. The majority of his career has been spent with Norsk Hydro where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer and as president of Norsk Hydro Germany in addition to a number of other senior management positions.
Nancy K. Quinn, Director
Nancy K. Quinn was elected in March 2004 to the board of directors of Endeavour International Corporation. Quinn is a principal of Hanover Capital LLC, a privately-owned advisory firm that she co-founded in 1996 to provide financial and strategic services primarily to clients in the energy, utility and natural resources industries. She has an extensive background in investment banking, formerly associated with The Beacon Group, LP. (now a part of JP Morgan Chase) as executive director and Kidder, Peabody & Co. as co-head of natural resources and energy investment banking. She was a director of DeepTech International, a diversified energy company traded on the OTC market from 1995 to 1998, and Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas Company, an exploration and production company traded on the New York Stock Exchange, from 1999 to 2001.