GST - Gastar Exploration Inc.

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Gastar Exploration Inc.

1331 Lamar Street
Suite 650
Houston, TX 77010
United States

SectorBasic Materials
IndustryIndependent Oil & Gas
Full Time Employees45

Key Executives

Mr. J. Russell PorterChief Exec. Officer, Pres and Director890.6kN/A56
Mr. Michael A. GerlichChief Financial Officer, Sr. VP, Treasurer and Corp. Sec.530.6kN/A63
Mr. Stephen RobertsChief Operating Officer and Sr. VPN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Keith R. BlairVP and Exploration Mang.N/AN/A63
Mr. Henry J. HansenVP of LandN/AN/A62
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


Gastar Exploration Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, condensate, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. Its principal activities include the identification, acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties on unconventional reserves, such as shale resource plays. The company holds interests in the oil and natural gas-rich reservoirs, including the Meramec and Osage, the Oswego limestone, the Woodford shale, and Hunton limestone formations. As of December 31, 2016, its principal assets included the STACK play covering approximately 83,800 net acres located in the Mid-Continent area of the United States, as well as approximately 14,500 net acres in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia. The company was formerly known as Gastar Exploration Ltd. and changed its name to Gastar Exploration Inc. in January 2014. Gastar Exploration Inc. is based in Houston, Texas.

Corporate Governance

Gastar Exploration Inc.’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of January 1, 2018 is 4. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 3; Shareholder Rights: 6; Compensation: 6.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.