W&T Offshore Announces Addition to Management Team with Vice President of HSE&R
W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:WTI), a leading independent oil and natural gas producer, has recently appointed John Poole as Vice President of Health, Safety, Environmental, and Regulatory (HSE&R). This strategic move aims to further enhance W&T’s already impressive safety and environmental track record in the Gulf of Mexico. Poole, with his extensive experience in HSE&R, will play a crucial role in advancing W&T’s ESG initiatives and expanding its capabilities.
As Vice President of HSE&R, Poole will report directly to William Williford, W&T’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Tracy W. Krohn, Chairman and CEO of W&T, expressed his enthusiasm for Poole joining the senior leadership team, stating, “We are very pleased to be adding John as our Vice President of HSE&R, where he will become an important member of our senior leadership team. W&T has a foundation of commitment to HSE&R, and with John’s extensive industry experience, he will help W&T continue to progress forward our ESG initiatives and expand our capabilities. We believe John will contribute to our success and sustainability as a leading Gulf of Mexico operator.”
With nearly 30 years of industry experience in HSE and regulatory compliance, Poole brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role. Prior to joining W&T, he held successive positions in the field of HSE&R for prominent E&P companies in the Gulf of Mexico, including Apache Corporation, Fieldwood Energy, EnVen Energy, and Talos Energy. Poole also spent 11 years working with DAI Engineering Management Group, providing regulatory compliance consulting services to E&P companies. His career began in 1994 with MidSouth Controls & Services, where he focused on the design, installation, and maintenance of automated process, safety, and control systems. Poole is a Certified Safety Professional and an active member of the American Society of Safety Professionals.
W&T Offshore, Inc. operates offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and has achieved significant growth through acquisitions, exploration, and development. The company holds working interests in 46 fields in federal and state waters, spanning approximately 578,000 gross acres across the outer continental shelf off the coasts of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama. With a majority of its daily production derived from wells it operates, W&T is a key player in the industry.
This appointment highlights W&T’s commitment to maintaining its position as a leading Gulf of Mexico operator, with a strong focus on health, safety, environmental stewardship, and regulatory compliance. By bringing on board an industry veteran like John Poole, W&T Offshore, Inc. is well-positioned to continue its success and sustainability in the ever-evolving energy landscape.
For more information about W&T Offshore, Inc., its operations, and its commitment to responsible energy production, please visit the company’s website at www.wtoffshore.com.