Chris Atherton Recognized at Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section Business Development Meeting

- HOUSTON, TX, September 26, 2012 ( -

Chris Atherton, EnergyNet's Senior Vice President of Business Development, serves as an Advisory Chairperson for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Gulf Coast Section. During SPE's Business Development Meeting on September 26, 2012, Chris was recognized by Steve Mullican, SPE Chairman, as " of the biggest champions" of their group. Mr. Mullican further stated:

"Chris has been part of the SPE Business Development group since 2005. He has served as treasurer for 2 years, chairman of the program committee for two years and did an outstanding job chairing this group for the past 3 years. In 2011 he was awarded the SPE Gulf Coast Section Service Award. Chris currently is Vice President of Business Development and manages the Gulf Coast Basin for EnergyNet here in Houston, where he has been involved in almost 2000 individual transactions totaling close to $1 Billion. He graduated from Texas State University, with a business management and marketing degree. Prior to EnergyNet, he worked at the Enron Corporation for a number of years. He is also an active member of the IPAA, Texas Energy Alliance and Houston Producer's Forum. He is currently serving this committee as chairman of our newly formed advisory group."

Several of the slides from Mr. Mullican's introduction are included below.

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