William Bethea

William Bethea

William Bethea

Principal/Vice President – Engineering

Offshore Technical Compliance, Covington, LA

CEO and owner/founder of Explore Enterprises LLC and W&T Offshore, Inc. Has 45 years of experience primarily in Offshore Gulf of Mexico. COO of Woodside Energy (USA) Inc. which included deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Worked in various engineering and management positions for Texaco, Inc. from 1967-1982

Was operations engineer for Eastern Hemisphere for Texaco, Inc., Engineering Manager for North Sea Operations in Aberdeen, Scotland, Division Drilling Superintendent for Floating Drilling Operations Offshore Eastern U.S. Coast, and Assistant Manager for Texaco’s Offshore Division of charge of drilling with 14-25 rigs under supervision.

Primary expertise

Deepwater and Shelf drilling, work over and production operations in the Gulf of Mexico.