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Biography PhotoC. Christopher Gaut
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Gaut was re-appointed as Forum's Chief Executive Officer on November 30, 2018. He has served as a director since 2006 and as Chairman of the Board since December 2010. He served as a consultant to L.E. Simmons & Associates, Incorporated ("LESA"), the ultimate general partner of SCF-V, L.P., SCF-VI, L.P., SCF 2012B, L.P. and SCF-VII, L.P. (collectively, "SCF"), our largest stockholder, from November 2009 to August 2010, and from May 2017 until November 30, 2018. Mr. Gaut served at Halliburton Company, a leading diversified oilfield services company, as President of the Drilling and Evaluation Division and prior to that as Chief Financial Officer, from March 2003 through April 2009. From April 2009 through November 2009, Mr. Gaut was a private investor. Prior to joining Halliburton in 2003, Mr. Gaut was Co-Chief Operating Officer of Ensco International, a provider of offshore contract drilling services. He also served as Ensco's Chief Financial Officer from 1988 until 2003. Mr. Gaut is currently a member of the board of directors of Ensco plc, the successor to Ensco International; Key Energy Services Inc., a well services provider; and EOG Resources, Inc., an independent crude oil and natural gas company.