PAUL F. NIELSEN - Contracts Manager - Challenger Minerals Inc.
Mr. Cabell joined Seneca in December 2006 with more than 26 years experience in the energy industry that includes being at the forefront of several significant discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico and building, from the ground up, a successful exploration and production company.
Mr. Cabell is a director of the Domestic Petroleum Council and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Business Administration from Cornell University.
Seneca Resources Corporation, headquartered in Houston, Texas
, was formed in February of 1976, as successor to the former Mars Corporation. The company explores for, develops, and purchases natural gas and oil reserves in the Gulf Coast Region of Texas, Alabama
, the Southwest, California
and the western provinces of Canada
Seneca Resources is a subsidiary, and the centralized oil and gas operation of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE: NFG), incorporated in 1902. NFG is a diversified energy company with its headquarters in Williamsville, New York
. The Company''s assets are distributed among five business segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Utility, Energy Marketing and Timber. Visit the company Web Site: http://www.nationalfuelgas.com/
Paul F. Nielsen - Contracts Manager - Challenger Minerals Inc (CMI)
Paul Nielsen has served as Contracts Manager for Challenger Minerals Inc. (CMI) since 2004. Mr. Nielsen joined CMI in 1999 as Sr. Landman and was promoted to Land Manager in 2003 and to his current position in 2004. His broad land experience in exploration & production and acquisition & divestiture has been key to administering CMI’s business development and Joint Venture investment programs in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea since 2002 and other International since 2006.
Prior to joining CMI, Mr. Nielsen was Vice President of Trust Oil, Gas & Real Estate for River Oaks Trust Co./Compass Bank. He previously held Landman positions with LL&E and Exxon. Mr. Nielsen is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) and the West Houston, North Houston and Houston Associations of Professional Landmen, serving as HAPL President in 1992-93. He received the HAPL Outstanding Landman Award in 1993 and WHAPL Landman of the Year Award in 2007. In 1986 he received the AAPL Citizenship Award. He has been a Certified Professional Landman (CPL) since AAPL started the program in 1980. He is also a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the Houston Producers’ Forum and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).
Mr. Nielsen holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Houston and a JD from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1973 and is also a member of the Houston Bar Association and its Oil, Gas & Mineral Law section, for which he served as Council member in 1990-1994.