Mike Thompson

Energy Management Consultants (EMC)
Position: Affiliated Accounting Services Partner

Mr. Thompson formed EMC in 1998 with two other former Louisiana Land & Exploration accounting managers. EMC has provided its services for several clients that began as a “start-up” through their IPO. EMC’s mission is to provide oil and gas accounting services to clients in an efficient and timely manner. EMC offers its clients the use of an integrated oil and gas accounting software (OGSYS). EMC’s office is located in downtown New Orleans. The experienced staff at EMC can handle all of your accounting services needs from invoice processing, AFEs, JIB billing, Revenue accounting, Cash management, Internal or external reporting and all back office accounting functions.   

Janet Rasmussen

Rasmussen Energy Advisors
Position: Affiliated Research & Oil Services Partner

Ms. Rasmussen has been affiliated with Al Petrie Advisors since 2002. Prior working experience includes a year as the energy industry equity trading specialist at Merrill Lynch & Co., implementing trading strategies for all NYSE traded energy stocks (integrated oils, exploration & production and oil service) for Merrill's institutional block trading desk. Prior to that, she spent 10 years as an equity research analyst at Merrill Lynch where she received Institutional Investor All Star recognition for her coverage of small cap stocks. In addition to covering publicly traded companies, she provided assistance in several private placement and high yield financings for private oil service and offshore support companies. She is a past Vice President and board member of the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts. Janet can bring her experience providing investor relations, advisory services and research capabilities to your company.

chris delange

   15 Years of Industry & Financial Experience
Position: Partner

Mr. Delange joined Al Petrie Advisors in 2015 after spending the first 13 years of his career at ConocoPhillips and Midstates Petroleum. Chris began his career at ConocoPhillips and held a variety of financial positions of increasing responsibility including Lower 48 Lead Planning Coordinator, Midcontinent Financial Planning & Reporting Supervisor and Asia Pacific & Middle East Regional Coordinator. Most recently at Midstates Petroleum, Chris was the IR Manager and Senior Operations and Planning Director. Chris has lead and trained numerous analysts in the development of multimillion and multibillion dollar budgets and forecasts within the planning function. In addition to working with senior management to develop and communicate company strategy, he has become well known on wall street and in the energy industry. Chris has the ability to develop and enhance your financial, strategic and IR functions.

Al Petrie

     39 Years of Industry & Financial Experience
Position: Senior Partner

Mr. Petrie established Al Petrie Advisors to provide specialized IR and Strategic Analysis consulting for the energy industry. Since he founded the company in 1998, Al has worked with numerous public and private energy companies to design and implement successful investor relations programs. He also created the Louisiana Energy Conference in 2000 that annually attracts over 500 investment and industry professionals and showcases oil services and E&P firms in an interactive panel format in New Orleans. Prior to establishing this company, Al was the senior IR officer for Burlington Resources and before that, the Louisiana Land and Exploration Company (LL&E). Al is well known and highly regarded by Wall Street and within the energy industry and is a goal oriented leader that has assisted over 25 energy companies in developing and enhancing their IR functions. 

With the right combination of internal energy company experience, financial modeling and capital markets backgrounds, and over 18 years of success as corporate advisors, our team has earned its reputation as a premier IR, financial and strategic analysis partner. Coupled with our affiliated partners, Al Petrie Advisors can help your company grow and develop at your pace and within your budget.


leverage our in-depth energy industry, financial markets and strategic analysis knowledge TO IMPROVE YOUR company's internal financial review process and communication with shareholders and wall street.


cLAY Jeansonne

   26 Years of Industry & Financial Experience
Position: Partner

Mr. Jeansonne joined Al Petrie Advisors in February of 2017 after spending more than 26 years of his career at Louisiana Land & Exploration Company (LL&E), Burlington Resources (BR), Pogo Producing Company (Pogo) and most recently LINN Energy (LINN). Clay joined LINN Energy in 2007 as Vice President Investor and Public Relations. Prior to joining LINN, Clay was Vice President of Investor Relation at Pogo until its merger with Plains Exploration in 2007. In 1997, as a result of the merger of LL&E and BR, Clay joined BR as Investor Relations Specialist.  Clay started his career in the oil and natural gas industry with LL&E, holding several positions in finance. Clay is well known within the energy industry as a leader in Investor Relations and has the ability to develop and enhance your  IR functions and relationships with Wall Street.

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Craig Forshag

HR Management Consultant/Executive Coaching
Position: Affiliated HR Partner

Mr. Forshag is a knowledgeable Human Resources professional whose thirty years of experience are equally balanced between operational and staff Human Resources assignments.  He has served as the Vice President of Human Resources for both the second largest Dairy group of companies in the country, as well as for one of the largest non-union LTL trucking companies in the US.  In a staff role, Craig directed the Organizational Development activities for the Manufacturing and Distribution business of the Southland Corporation, as well as having built a successful executive coaching and career transition business in the Southwestern US. Craig holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Loyola University of New Orleans, as well as Masters degrees in Psychology and Business from the University of Georgia and North Texas State University respectively  

Wes Harris

   25 Years of Industry & Financial Experience
Position: Managing Director

Mr. Harris joined Al Petrie Advisors in May of 2017 after spending over 25 years in finance, communications and accounting disciplines.  Wes was previously at CVR Energy where he was responsible for evaluating and processing merger and acquisition opportunities and lead investor relations efforts. Prior to joining CVR, he served as Senior Director of Investor Relations at Force Protection Inc. from 2010 to 2011, and he spent 12 years coordinating all corporate level business communication at International Speedway Corporation (ISC).    Wes began his career at Greenhill Petroleum Corporation, where he was responsible for the planning and management of the financial and accounting environments. Mr. Harris is a Certified Public Accountant.  He earned an MBA in Finance from Houston Baptist University and a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University.