Vice President of Land
Dick Smith has served as Vice President of Land for Carrizo Oil & Gas since August, 2006. Prior to joining Carrizo, Mr. Smith held the position of Vice President of Land for Petrohawk Energy Corporation from its inception in January of 2004 through August, 2006 and was responsible for managing the entire corporate land function. Mr. Smith was with Unocal Corporation from April, 2001 through the end of 2003 where he held the position of Land Manager – Gulf Region USA with areas of concentration in the OCS, Onshore Texas and Louisiana and Louisiana State Waters. From September, 1997 until March, 2001 Mr. Smith held the position of Land Manager – Gulf Coast Region with Basin Exploration. Mr. Smith held various land management positions with Sonat Exploration Company, Michel T. Halbouty Energy Co., Pend Oreille Oil & Gas Company and Norcen Explorer from the time he began his career in 1980 until the time he joined Basin. Mr. Smith is a Certified Professional Landman with a BBA in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Texas at Austin.