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ARCO and other BP Heritage employees gathered at Maggiano's in Denver Tuesday June 9 from 4:30 to 7pm.  

St. Mary Land & Exploration Company, headquartered in Denver, Colorado is engaged in exploration, development, acquisition and production of natural gas and crude oil in five core areas in the U.S. The Mid-Continent, Rocky Mountain, ArkLaTex, Permian Basin, and Gulf Coast regions are operated out of their offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Billings, Montana; Shreveport, Louisiana; Midland, Texas; and Houston, Texas.

Visit any of the six St. Mary Land & Exploration offices and you will bump into a former ARCO or Vastar employee. Tony Best joined the Denver office in 2006 and was named President/CEO in 2007. Jay Ottoson, the company COO, is also located in the St. Mary Denver office. In Houston, Scott Truby, Andy Ellis, Tom DeScioli, Fran Zwick, Marcie St. Germain, Kenneth Knott, Eric Skaalure, Leah Brumlow, Elaine LeBlanc, and Jim Whitehead make up the ARCO alumni troop. Mark Eck and Paul Veatch are in the Tulsa office and Newt Newton in Midland.


Pictured from left: Marcie St. Germain, Kenneth Knott, Fran Zwick, Eric Skaalure, Leah Brumlow, Elaine Le Blanc, Jim Whitehead

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