On Bauer Business Focus — A conversation on expanding Houston’s oil and gas industry with Andrew Schneider, business reporter for KUHF 88.7 FM.
As the energy capitol of the world, the city of Houston attracts new businesses each day in the energy sector.
EPL Oil & Gas, Inc., is a recent addition to the energy scene in the city, announcing in late June their plans to bring their headquarters to Houston. The company’s president and CEO, Gary Hanna, stopped by Bauer Business Focus recently to discuss his company’s decision to move to Houston and their plans to expand.
“In 2009, we made a decision to grow our company and wanted to expand our geologic and geophysics staff. We found we were much more successful at hiring people in Houston,” Hanna said. “We’ve grown our staff tremendously, so it was a natural progression to move to Houston since it’s the cornerstone of the oil and gas industry.”
As EPL continues its growth, Hanna said his team will push forward to expand the company.
“We continue to grow the company. We tripled the size in the last three years in reserve standpoint and production, and our goal is to continue to expand and to double the company over the next couple of years.”
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