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February 14, 2012: Mr. T. Paul Bulmahn

Chairman & CEO, ATP Oil & Gas Corporation

T. Paul Bulmahn
T. Paul Bulmahn is Chairman, CEO and Founder of international offshore oil and gas development company ATP Oil & Gas Corporation (NASDAQ: ATPG). In addition to managing and directing a publicly traded global oil and gas company, active in the Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean Sea and North Sea, Mr. Bulmahn is a principal in Planet Green Solutions, Inc., pioneering an innovative biomass reactor to convert waste into electricity. He is also the owner of GoldMark Farm LLC, a training facility for foreign and domestic thoroughbreds.  

ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, located in Houston, and its related companies in London, Tel Aviv, and IJmuiden, Netherlands, have earned a reputation for superior performance with a historic 98% success rate developing offshore properties for commercial production.

The business strategy of acquiring from exploration companies already-drilled properties with proved reserves to develop, is unique in the offshore industry. From ATP’s beginning in 1991 Mr. Bulmahn was innovative in his approach to developing properties and was equally creative in rewarding his employees for meeting company targets. For exceeding ATP goals in 2006 Mr. Bulmahn rewarded every employee with a Volvo S60 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Planet Green Solutions invented a new way of processing waste with a carbon negative biomass reactor. The reactor incorporates a number of innovative ideas with technologies from the NASA space program, and generates electricity from biomass feedstock directly into the regional grid. The commercial potential of this biomass facility will extend to every industry located in an urban community that must dispose of continuing loads of biomass waste product. 
GoldMark Farm, a 2,600 acre training facility for thoroughbreds in Ocala, Florida, was a significant immediate success. In June 2007, scarcely one year after the facility opened, its owner Mr. Bulmahn was named a “Top Ten Industry Leader To Watch” by the Thoroughbred Times. Horses trained at the farm frequently compete in graded stakes races like the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and Breeder’s Cup races. GoldMark features a three-quarter-mile training track built with SafeTrack (comprised of recycled carpet pad fiber, elastic strands, wax and sand), one of very few training facilities in the world featuring an innovative surface exceptionally kind to the fragile legs of developing thoroughbreds.   
Prior to forming ATP, Planet Green Solutions and GoldMark Farm, Mr. Bulmahn was President and Chairman of Harbert Oil & Gas Corporation. Earlier in his career he represented Tenneco in Washington D.C. and was an administrative law judge for the Railroad Commission of Texas. Mr. Bulmahn earned a B. A. from Valparaiso University; J. D. from University of Texas School of Law; and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business, Texas State University, which in 2000 named him a Distinguished Alumnus.
A number of significant awards have been presented Mr. Bulmahn and his companies: 
  • Rhodes Petroleum Industry Leadership Award (2008) by ASME
  • Entrepreneur of the Year in Energy (2000) by Ernst and Young
  • Offshore Energy Achievement Award for Innovation/Technology (2004) by Offshore Energy Association
  • Growing with Technology Award (2000) by Inc./Cisco 
  • Best Field Rejuvenation Award (2007) by Oil & Gas Investor
  • Best Field Improvement Project (1999) by Hart’s Oil and Gas World magazine
  • ATP ranked #5 fastest growing company in America (1999) by Inc. 500 
Mr. Bulmahn is the author of a number of articles and an outspoken advocate for the industry:
  • “Open Letter to the President of the United States” (December 2010)
  • “Rise to the Challenge” (July 2010) Offshore Energy Center Executive Speaker Series  
  • “Waste Not Want Not” Ocala (June 2006)
  • “Driving Your Investment Dollars with New Energy” World Energy (2002)
  •  “Offshore Presents Unique Challenges” American Oil & Gas Reporter (June 2001)
  • Keynote Speaker, Energy Summit (May 2011)
  • Speaker, Moeller Lecture Series (2010) Valparaiso University
  • Speaker, The Oil and Gas Industry Energy Forum (February 2005)
  • “Energy Careers in Crisis? Recruiting Tomorrow’s Energy Generation” (2003) University of Houston
  • Industry seminar speaker on topics: marginal offshore field development, oil and gas law, e-business technology (1996-2001)  
  • Frequent speaker encouraging students to become entrepreneurs (1995 – current)  
T. Paul Bulmahn has served in various leadership and philanthropic roles:
  • Chairman, Ocean Star Gala benefiting the Offshore Energy Center (September 2011)
  • Chairman, Braes Interfaith Ministries Food Bank Houston, Texas (1987)
  • Chairman, Houston Bar Association’s Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section (1991-1992)
  • Board Member, Board of Directors of Valparaiso University (2004-2010) and designated Director Emeritus (2010)
  • Board Member, College of Business Administration Advisory Board of Texas State University (2003-2005)