Michael C. Forrest
Michael C. Forrest, an oil and gas exploration consultant since September 1999, joined Global Geophysical Services as a member of the Board of Directors in June 2005. Since January 2001, Mr. Forrest has served as Chairman of the DHI (Direct Hydrocarbon Indicator) Interpretation and Risk Analysis Consortium sponsored by Rose & Associates, LLP, an oil and gas exploration and production risk management consulting firm. He has been a director of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation since January 2009.
From June 1999 to June 2003, Mr. Forrest served as a director of Matador Petroleum, a private oil and gas exploration and production company. From March 1995 to June 1999, Mr. Forrest served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, and from June 1992 to March 1995 as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Technology of Maxus Energy Corporation, after Maxus was purchased by YPF of Argentina. Prior to that time, Mr. Forrest held a number of management positions with Shell Oil Company, including Exploration manager, Alaska Division, General Manager Exploration, Shell Offshore (Gulf of Mexico) and President of Pecten International Company, a Shell U.S.A. subsidiary.
Mr. Forrest received a Bachelor of Science in Geophysical Engineering from St. Louis University.