W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced the promotions of Janet Yang to Vice President, Corporate & Business Development and James Hersch to Vice President, Geosciences.
Tracy Krohn, W&T Offshore's Chairman and CEO, stated, "Both Janet and Jim have proven themselves to be of great value to W&T and we are looking forward to their continued contributions to our future success."
Janet Yang has been with W&T Offshore since 2008 and was most recently Director, Strategic Planning & Analysis, a position she has held since 2012. Ms. Yang has over 15 years of finance, investment and strategy experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining W&T, Ms. Yang held positions in research and investment analysis at BlackGold Capital, investment banking at Raymond James and energy trading at Allegheny Energy. Ms. Yang received a B.A. in Economics from Rice University and an M.B.A. with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
James Hersch has been W&T Offshore since 2010 and was most recently Director, Geosciences. Mr. Hersch has over 35 years of experience as a geologist and led exploration teams analyzing oil and gas producing basins around the world for large and small companies, including Exxon, Anadarko Petroleum and Century Petroleum. Immediately prior to joining W&T, he was the Principal and Founder of a private geological/geophysical consulting firm for international and domestic North America projects. Mr. Hersch is a licensed geologist and received a B.A. in Geology from Appalachian State University and an M.S. in Economic Geology from the University of Tennessee.
About W&T Offshore
W&T Offshore, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas producer with operations offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and has grown through acquisitions, exploration and development. The Company currently has working interests in approximately 52 fields in federal and state waters (50 producing and two fields capable of producing) and has under lease approximately 750,000 gross acres, including approximately 490,000 gross acres on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and approximately 260,000 gross acres in the deepwater. A majority of the Company's daily production is derived from wells it operates.