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Jay D. Haber
Jay D. Haber,
Managing Director, has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He was the founder and President of Haber Resources Corp. (“HRC”), an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. Jay was responsible for the review of all drilling prospects for investment criteria suitable to the company and acted as liaison to industry groups participating with the company. During that period, the company drilled and operated more than 150 wells, primarily in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, including more than 25 new field discoveries. Most notably, HRC drilled the first discovery well in the Deep Granite Wash area of the Deep Anadarko Basin. This discovery is considered the largest new discovery onshore in the last 25 years in the US. In 2011, Plains Exploration and Production (NYSE: PXP) exited the Anadarko basin, selling all of its properties to LINN Energy (NASDAQ: LINE) for $600MM. The package sold by PXP included the management team’s original 20 Deep Granite Wash discovery sections.
In 1994 Mr. Haber also started a seismic company, Geokinetics Inc., and built it into the second-largest onshore seismic company in the world. The company is currently listed on AMEX under the GOK ticker. GOK had $596 million revenue in 2012.
Prior to founding his oil and gas company, Mr. Haber was a Vice President/Investment Banking and Associate General Counsel of DuPont Glore Forgan, Inc. (the second largest investment firm in the world at the time), and a partner in a New York law firm with a specialty in investment banking. Before that, he served as an attorney for the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Haber has a B.Sc. In Business Administration (Finance) from Boston University and a Juris Doctor degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.