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Summary of Qualifications - R.D. Cotten



* Represents Texas and Louisiana mineral interest owners in all phases of lease negotiation and mineral management

* In House Work (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota)


* Project Manager – Land on three 3-D Seismic Shoots covering over 200 square miles (Texas and Louisiana)


* 3-D Seismic Permitting (Texas and Louisiana)


* 3-D Seismic Options


* Lease Checks (Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi)


* Leasing Activities (Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi)


* Right of Way Acquisition (Texas and Louisiana)


* Surface Damage Settlement


* Landfarming Agreements


* Regulatory Work (Texas)


* Runsheet Preparation


* Abstract of Title Preparation


* Title Curative


* Due Diligence (offshore (including MMS) and onshore properties


* Coastal Reclamation (Louisiana)


* Underground Gas Storage (Alabama)


* Qualified as an Expert Witness in the area of land, leasing and title (Texas), through 357th

Judicial District Court of Willacy County, Texas, in Cause No. 02-297 for Jeanette Bishop, et al




* 1976 - The University of Texas, Austin, Texas   BBA, with Major in Petroleum Land Management, with Minor in Geology and Finance



Cotten Exploration, Inc.

President and Director             1986-Current

Crescent Exploration, Inc.

Director                                       1986-1988

Cotten Oil Properties

Owner                                           1984-Current

Dorchester Exploration Company

Division Land Manager               1981-1984

The Louisiana Land and Exploration Company

Staff Landman                             1979-1981

Shell Oil Company

Landman                                       1977-1979




Former Director, Region 3,


Board Member at Large, American Red Cross,

Orange County, Texas

Member of Red Cross Executive Committee

Member of Red Cross Philanthropy  Committee


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