William Rucks has served as our director since October 1999. Mr. Rucks has been a private venture capitalist-investor since September 1996. He has served as a director of OMNI Energy Services, Inc. since 1997. He served as President and Vice Chairman of Ocean Energy, Inc., formerly Flores & Rucks, Inc., from July 1995 until September 1996 and as its President and Chief Executive Officer from its inception in 1992 until July 1995. From 1985 to 1992, Mr. Rucks served as President of FloRuxco, Inc. Before then, Mr. Rucks worked as Petroleum Landman with Union Oil Company of California in its Southwest Louisiana District, serving as Area Land Manager from 1981 to 1984.