FORM 3UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility
Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
OMB Number: 3235-0104Expires: January 31, 2005
Estimated average burden
hours per response. . . . . 0.51. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Childers, Michael P.(Last) (First) (Middle)
3700 Buffalo SpeedwaySuite 960(Street)Houston, TX 77098(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event
11/08/20023. I.R.S. Identification
Number of Reporting
Person, if an entity
(voluntary)4. Issuer Name andTicker or Trading Symbol
Contango Oil & Gas Company5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% OwnerOfficer (give title below)
Other (specify below)
Description6. If Amendment,
Date of Original
7. Individual or Joint/Group
Filing (Check Applicable Line)X Form filed by One Reporting PersonForm filed by More than One Reporting PersonTable I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned1. Title of Security
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr.4)3. Ownership Form:
(Instr. 5)4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)No securities owned
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)2. Date Exercisable(DE) and
(Month/Day/Year)DE / ED3. Title and Amount of
(Instr. 4)Title / Amount or Number of Shares4. Conver-5. Owner-
(Instr.5) 6. Nature of
(Instr.5) No securities owned//$
Explanation of Responses:
LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEYBy:
The undesigned, MICHAEL P. CHILDERS, hereby authorizes each of Kenneth R. Peak, William H. Gibbons and Lesia Bautina, as the undersign's attroney-in-fact, with full power of substitution, to execute in the name and on behalf of the undersign, and to file any and all Form 3s - Initial Statement of Beneficial Ownership of Securities, Form 4s - Statement of Changes of Beneficial Ownership of Securities and Form 5s - Annual Statement of Beneficial Ownership of Securities, required to be filed by the undersign with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Executed this 29th day of October, 2002.
/s/ MICHAEL P. CHILDERS
Name: Michael P. Childers
/s/ William H. Gibbons Attorney-in-Fact for Michael P. Childers 11/15/2002
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
SEC 2270 (07/02)
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