CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS
We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Joint Proxy
Statement/Prospectus of Zapata Corporation of our reports dated December 15,
1995, on our audits of the consolidated financial statements and financial
statement schedule of Zapata Corporation as of September 30, 1995 and 1994, and
for the years then ended. We also consent to the reference to our firm under the
Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P.
August 14, 1996