Joseph S. Compofelice

OPERATING PARTNER

Prior to joining White Deer, Mr. Compofelice held a series of positions in the oilfield services industry as Chairman, CEO or CFO, including eleven years at Smith International (now part of Schlumberger), seven years at NL Baroid (now part of Halliburton) and seven years as Chairman of Trico Marine, including three years as CEO. He was also the founding CEO of Aquilex Service Company a provider of downstream services to the processing and energy industries, a First Reserve sponsored company.

Prior to joining the oilfield services industry in 1975, Mr. Compofelice was a CPA with Haskins and Sells (now Deloitte Touché). He is currently a Director of Contango Ore (NASDAQ: CTGO). Mr. Compofelice holds an MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University and a BS in Accounting from California State University at Los Angeles.

Email: jcompofelice@whitedeerenergy.com