W&T Offshore Inc. appointed Jonathan Curth, who has extensive legal experience working with public E&P companies, most recently at Vine Energy Inc., as its general counsel.

“We are excited to have Jonathan join our great executive team at W&T. His many years serving as both an attorney with international law firms and as general counsel at public E&P companies, and, in particular, his involvement with acquisitions, capital markets and corporate transactions, will complement W&T’s strategic vision,” Tracy W. Krohn, chairman and CEO of W&T Offshore, commented in a company release on June 15.

“We look forward to his insight as we continue to grow shareholder value,” Krohn added.

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Jonathan Curth (Source: LinkedIn)

Curth’s appointment as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at W&T Offshore took effect June 14.

Prior to joining W&T, Curth most recently served as executive vice president, general counsel, compliance officer and corporate secretary for Vine Energy Inc., which was acquired by Chesapeake Energy Corp. in 2021.

Curth’s prior experience also includes Interim president and CEO, general counsel, chief compliance officer, corporate secretary and executive vice president of land of Vanguard Natural Resources Inc.,  now Grizzly Energy LLC, and assistant general counsel at Newfield Exploration Co., now Ovintiv Inc.

He also previously worked at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP where he was senior counsel and at Baker & McKenzie LLP. 

Curth is board certified in oil, gas and mineral law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has 15 years of experience in oil and gas as an attorney with a focus on domestic and international transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, securities regulations, corporate financing, restructuring transactions, and ESG matters. 

Based in Houston, W&T Offshore is an independent oil and natural gas producer with operations offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and has grown through acquisitions, exploration and development. As of March 31, the company had working interests in 47 fields in federal and state waters and has under lease approximately 655,000 gross acres.