Matthew G. Hyde

Senior Vice President of Exploration

Prior to joining the Company in November 2008, Mr. Hyde served in a variety of domestic and international exploration positions for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, including as an Asset Manager for Oxy Permian, as President and General Manager for Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s international business unit in Oman, and as Regional Exploration Manager for Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s Latin American exploration activities.  He is a graduate of the University of Vermont and the University of Massachusetts where he obtained Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees, respectively, in Geology.  Mr. Hyde also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California Los Angeles.