Richard E. Agee – Founder and Chairman
Founder and Chairman of Wapiti Energy, LLC and Bayou Well Holdings Company, LLC, Richard E. Agee has more than 45 years of engineering, management and entrepreneurial experience in both the domestic and international oil & gas industry. Wapiti and Bayou have repeatedly executed rapid growth strategies resulting in the creation of wealth for founders and investors through multiple market cycles.
In 1976, Dick went to work for Roy M. Huffington’s, Huffco Indonesia, Inc. Initially recruited as Drilling Manager, he rose through the management ranks, becoming acting President of Huffco’s large scale effort to explore, produce, liquefy and transport Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from the island of Kalimantan to end users in East Asia.
In 1988, he co-founded MetFuel, Inc. and led the drilling of 500 coal-bed methane wells in the Black Warrior Basin of Alabama. In 1991, Dick founded Antara Resources, Inc. which acquired and developed natural gas reserves in the Gulf Coast and Piceance Basin and was sold to Calpine Corporation in 2000.
Dick holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming, as well as a M.S. in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Fellow.
Dick serves on the University of Wyoming Foundation Board and its College of Engineering and Applied Science National Advisory Board. He is a member of the North American Executive Board of the Sloan School at MIT and the Christus Foundation for Healthcare in Houston, TX.