W&T Offshore announced the retirement of Thomas Getten as vice president, general counsel, and secretary.

He is succeeded by Shahid Ghauri, who joined the company in March 2017.

Previously, Ghauri served as a partner with Jones Walker, where he focused primarily on business and commercial transactions in the oil and gas sector. Prior to that, Ghauri was assistant general counsel of BHP Billiton Petroleum, where he managed the legal team responsible for unconventional resource plays.