James A. Watt

James A. Watt

Chief Executive Officer, Warren Resources

Mr. Watt has served as a director since July 2006. Mr. Watt has been Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Dune Energy, Inc., an oil and gas exploration and development company since April 2007. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Maverick Oil and Gas, Inc., an independent oil and gas exploration and production company from August 2006 until March 2007.

Mr. Watt was the Chief Executive Officer of Remington Oil and Gas Corporation from February of 1998 and the Chairman of Remington from May 2003, until Helix acquired Remington in July 2006. Mr. Watt also served on Remington’s Board of Directors from September 1997 to July 2006. Mr. Watt served as a director of Pacific Energy Resources, Ltd. from May 2006 until January 2010. Mr. Watt has served on the board of Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. since August 2012. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science in physics.

As a result of his professional experiences, Mr. Watt possesses particular knowledge and experience in oil and gas exploration and production and the risks and volatile economic conditions inherent in that industry. Mr. Watt also possesses knowledge in the leadership of complex organizations and other areas related to the operation of a major corporation that strengthen the board’s collective qualifications, skills and experience.