Arena Energy names president, COO

Independent exploration company focused on Gulf of Mexico Shelf

Independent oil & gas exploration company Arena Energy has promoted Michael Vallejo to president in addition to his role as chief financial officer.

Arena Energy, headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, also announced Brent Ozenne’s promotion to chief operating officer. He will continue in his role as the CEO of Arena Offshore, LP.

Vallejo joined Arena as Finance Manager in 2013 and was promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer in 2014. He previously held senior financial and corporate development roles with Zekelman Industries, Stout, and TriQuint Semiconductor. Vallejo has an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a CFA Charter holder and Certified Public Accountant.

Ozenne joined Arena Offshore as a Production Engineer in 2008, assumed the role of Production Manager in 2012, was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2020 and became Chief Executive Officer of Arena Offshore in 2022. Previously, Ozenne was employed by Newfield Exploration, BP and Vastar Resources, holding various engineering positions. Ozenne earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1998.

The company focuses on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf.

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