James Hail

James Hail, SPE, was named chief executive officer at DeGolyer and McNaughton (D&M). He will continue to serve as the company’s president. Hail joined D&M in 1977 and has worked on projects in Australia, Italy, Mexico, the North Sea, Russia, South America, and southeast Asia. Hail worked for Exxon Company USA for 5 years before joining D&M. He became a vice president at D&M in 1980, senior vice president in 1995, executive vice president in 1998, and president in 2008. Hail graduated with honors from Texas A&M University in 1972 with a bachelors degree in chemical engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas, and also is a member of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.


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