Spinnaker Exploration Company Announces Two Key Hirings

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Spinnaker Exploration Company

    HOUSTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Spinnaker Exploration Company
 (NYSE:   SKE) today announced the hiring of two individuals to key positions:
     Peter C. Stracke has been appointed Deep Water Development Manager.  Mr.
 Stracke comes to Spinnaker with 20 years subsea and deep water experience,
 most recently with Oceaneering International as Manager, Subsea Field
 Development.  Mr. Stracke was employed by Oceaneering for eleven years,
 performing and overseeing feasibility analyses, design, procurement and
 installation of numerous subsea systems.  Mr. Stracke began his career and
 spent approximately nine years with Hughes Offshore and its successor, Vetco
 Gray, Inc., where he was involved in various engineering and design capacities
 related to subsea developments.
     Steven L. Hayes has also joined the Company, in the capacity of Drilling
 Manager.  He was most recently employed by El Paso/Sonat as a regional
 Director of Drilling.  Mr. Hayes has 25 years industry experience primarily
 involving drilling and completion operations.  Mr. Hayes has extensive
 offshore experience with both shallow and deep water operations.  He began his
 career with Placid Oil Company where, at various times, he functioned as
 Project Manager, Drilling Superintendent and District Operations Manager.
     Spinnaker Exploration Company is an independent energy company engaged in
 the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil in the U.S.
 Gulf of Mexico.
 
 

SOURCE Spinnaker Exploration Company
    HOUSTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Spinnaker Exploration Company
 (NYSE:   SKE) today announced the hiring of two individuals to key positions:
     Peter C. Stracke has been appointed Deep Water Development Manager.  Mr.
 Stracke comes to Spinnaker with 20 years subsea and deep water experience,
 most recently with Oceaneering International as Manager, Subsea Field
 Development.  Mr. Stracke was employed by Oceaneering for eleven years,
 performing and overseeing feasibility analyses, design, procurement and
 installation of numerous subsea systems.  Mr. Stracke began his career and
 spent approximately nine years with Hughes Offshore and its successor, Vetco
 Gray, Inc., where he was involved in various engineering and design capacities
 related to subsea developments.
     Steven L. Hayes has also joined the Company, in the capacity of Drilling
 Manager.  He was most recently employed by El Paso/Sonat as a regional
 Director of Drilling.  Mr. Hayes has 25 years industry experience primarily
 involving drilling and completion operations.  Mr. Hayes has extensive
 offshore experience with both shallow and deep water operations.  He began his
 career with Placid Oil Company where, at various times, he functioned as
 Project Manager, Drilling Superintendent and District Operations Manager.
     Spinnaker Exploration Company is an independent energy company engaged in
 the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil in the U.S.
 Gulf of Mexico.
 
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