Tauber Exploration & Production Co., formerly known as Arthur-Smith Corporation (a former subsidiary of Tauber Oil Company) started by O. J. Tauber, Sr., is a privately owned Texas corporation located in Houston, Texas. Due to the reorganization of Tauber Oil Company, Tauber Exploration & Production Co. became its own entity in 1984. Active in the petroleum exploration and production business since the early 1970’s, Tauber has enjoyed the success of developing oil and gas properties in the areas of East Texas, South Texas, the Gulf Coast of Texas, Southern Louisiana, and Oklahoma.
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Richard Tauber serves as President of Tauber Exploration & Production Co.
He graduated from Texas Christian University in 1979 receiving a Bachelors Degree in Marketing & Finance. Upon graduation, Richard joined Norwood Chemical Company as a marketer in the chemicals division. In 1980, he joined Tauber Oil Company, a family owned petrochemical and refined products trading company.
In 1997, along with his duties as Vice President of Tauber Oil Company, Richard became President of Tauber Exploration & Production Co. Following the retirement of his brother, O. J. Tauber, Jr. in 1998, Richard also became President of Tauber Oil Company.
Mr. Sassin is a 1976 graduate of Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State), with a BBA in Accounting. He obtained his Certified Public Accountant Certificate in 1984. Mr. Sassin has worked for The Tauber Companies since 1979. He is currently the Controller for Tauber Oil Company and Tauber Exploration & Production Co.
Mr. Hamlett serves as Accounting Manager for Tauber Exploration and Production Co. He oversees the accounting activities for the company and is responsible for A/P, A/R and budgeting, joint interest billing, and banking issues. Mr. Hamlett is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Business Accounting. He has been with the company since 2002.
Jim Goolsby joined The Tauber Companies in February 2012 as General Counsel. He has over 33 years of experience in the Houston business community, with an emphasis in energy, financial services, real estate, and health care.
In his role as Legal Counsel for The Tauber Companies, Jim is also responsible for legal engagements involving Tauber Oil Company, Tauber Petrochemical Co., Tauber Exploration & Production Co., TransOil Marketing, LLC and Interconn Resources.
Prior to his tenure at the Tauber Companies, Jim held positions with Price Waterhouse, Hines Interests, Jackson Walker, and Sterling Bank.
Jim holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas and a JD from the South Texas College of Law. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.