Bill Hogenson, Geosciences

Bill has over 31 years experience in the oil and gas industry.  Prior to joining Zone, Bill was VP of Exploration for Santos USA.  Over his career at Santos, Bill rebuilt the company's exploration capabilities in the United States and developed a North American exploration strategy aligned with Santos Ltd.'s global portfolio initiatives. 

Bill's other accomplishments at Santos USA Corp. include reviewing assets held by the Company and divesting all low-margin properties in two separate transactions as well as formulating a business unit strategy inclusive of short-term and long-term strategic components.  He also completed the acquisition of Esenjay Exploration to provide the Company with an early foothold in US onshore exploration.

Bill began his career with Exxon, living abroad and working in the North Sea, the West Coast of Africa and South America. He spent three years with Amoco Production Company, developing their oil reserves in Egypt in the mid 80s. During the 90s, Bill was a team member of Maxus Energy’s international new ventures efforts which lead to his appointment to Exploration and Development Manager in Ecuador. He also founded EANDPSOURCE, Inc., an E-Commerce opportunity for the energy industry. 

Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.  He has also co-authored technical papers dealing with international exploration on a variety of topics.