The SPE Gulf Coast Section is pleased to announce our first Video Podcast meeting.  The dinner occurred on April 25th and was hosted jointly with the Houston World Affairs Council.  The topic was so popular that it sold out within days of being announced, making it an ideal choice for our first Podcast.  We hope you find the information valuable and look forward to leveraging this communication tool in the future.

Right click and choose 'save target/link as' to Download “The Seizure of Yukos” podcast

To view the podcast you can either download the podcast file to your video iPod or, you can load iTunes onto your computer to watch from there.  iTunes is similar to Adobe Acrobat which is needed to view a .pdf file.  Here is a link to iTunes.  If you have questions about what a podcast is, you can read about it on Wikipedia.


Subscribe to the podcast at this URL once you have iTunes installed.

Speaker Bio:
From early 2001 until the end of 2005, Mr. Misamore was Chief Financial Officer of YUKOS Oil Company. For periods during that time he was also Deputy Chairman of the YUKOS Management Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.

Prior to joining YUKOS, Mr. Misamore had been Senior Vice President – Finance and Treasurer of PennzEnergy Company in Houston. A 28 year veteran of the oil and gas industry, Mr. Misamore’s prior positions also included Vice President and Treasurer of Pennzoil Company in Houston, various financial management positions with Marathon Oil Company/USX Corporation, investment portfolio management for a large trust company and teaching finance at a university.

Until recently Mr. Misamore was a YUKOS representative to the World Economic Forum, a member of the Board of the US-Russia Business Council, the Board of the International Institute for Management Development (IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and the Supervisory Board of Mazeikiu Nafta in Lithuania. He is a member of Financial Executives International, and its Houston Chapter serves on FEI’s Globalization Oversight Committee. In 2004 he was named the top CEO/CFO in Russia for investor relations by IR magazine, and was recognized as an outstanding Graduate of Bowling Green State University.

Mr. Misamore earned both his BSBA in finance and his MBA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Mr. Misamore was born in Findlay, Ohio in 1950, and moved to Houston in 1991