NGP Staffs Up

Raymond Edgar and Thomas Verhagen have joined Natural Gas Partners as principals. Edgar previously was a managing director for GE Energy Financial Services, where he most recently was head of underwriting for the group's oil and gas equity investment business. Verhagen spent the past 11 years with Oceaneering International Inc., most recently as a director of commercial operations of the company's Western Region. In other NGP personnel news, the firm has promoted Christopher Ray from principal to managing director. He joined the firm in 2003, and currently serves as its general counsel.