John C. Snyder

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John C. Snyder "founded Snyder Oil Corporation in 1977 and served as chairman and CEO until its merger in 1999 to form Santa Fe Snyder Corporation. He served as Chairman of Santa Fe Snyder until its merger in 2000 with Devon Energy Corporation and his retirement from the company." [1]

Snyder has served as Chairman of Snyder Operating Company LLC, an investment company, since June 2000 and as a director the Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. since June 1999. Snyder "also currently serves as a director of SOCO International plc, a UK oil and gas exploration company and advisory director of 4D Global Energy Advisors, a French private equity company, focused on international energy investments." [2]

SOCO International plc was "set up by French businessman Patrick Maugein". [3]


"From 1977 to 1999, Mr. Snyder served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Snyder Oil Corporation, an energy exploration and production company. In 1999, Snyder Oil Corporation was merged into Santa Fe Snyder Corporation, an energy exploration and production company, where Mr. Snyder served as Chairman of the Board of Directors through June 2000 when it was merged into Devon Energy Corporation." --Forbes, accessed November 2, 2005.

John C. Snyder, Chairman and a director of Snyder Oil, "founded a predecessor of the Company in 1978. From 1973 to 1977, Mr. Snyder was an independent oil operator in Texas and Oklahoma. Previously, he was a director and the Executive Vice President of May Petroleum, Inc. where he served from 1971 to 1973. From 1969 to 1971, Mr. Snyder was with Canadian-American Resources Fund, Inc., which he founded. From 1964 to 1966, Mr. Snyder was employed by Humble Oil and 17 Refining Company (currently Exxon Co., USA) as a petroleum engineer. Mr. Snyder received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and his Masters degree in Business Administration from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. In 1995, Mr. Snyder was named Wildcatter of the Year by the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States. He currently serves as a director of SOCI plc and is a member of the National Petroleum Council." --Source: Snyder Oil SEC filings.

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