Richard E. Muncrief
Rick Muncrief is the chairman and CEO of WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) where he has overseen an $8 billion transformation of the company’s portfolio. This includes WPX’s 2015 entry into the Permian Basin through the acquisition of RKI Exploration & Production.
Rick has 37 years of experience in upstream and midstream, including prior roles at Continental Resources, ConocoPhillips, Burlington Resources and their predecessors. In 2017, Oil & Gas Investor named Rick as the industry Executive of the Year citing the success of WPX’s turnaround.
He was vocal in the fight to lift the crude oil export ban, testifying before the Senate Banking Committee in 2015. He also has appeared on CNBC with Brian Sullivan and Jim Cramer. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering technology from Oklahoma State University. He paid for college by working on rigs during summers, weekends and on holidays.
Personally, Rick is third-generation oil and gas. His grandfather worked on work-over rigs. His father spent his career in pipeline, compressor and plant construction. And now, Rick’s two children are following in his footsteps. Both work in the industry.
V. Bruce Thompson
Bruce Thompson is President of the American Exploration & Production Council (AXPC) whose membership is composed of more than 30 of America’s premier independent natural gas and oil exploration and production companies. Bruce joined AXPC after serving as founder and principal of CapeDC Advisors, LLC, a private lobbying and business advisory firm with clients operating primarily in the energy, water management, environmental, health and defense sectors.
Prior to founding CapeDC Advisors, Bruce served in senior management as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of two NYSE-listed independent exploration and production companies, Forest Oil Corporation and SandRidge Energy, Inc. He has testified before the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on issues relating to natural gas supply and pricing. He also has extensive international transactional and government affairs experience, having represented clients in dealing with various national and provincial governments in South Africa as well as in transactions in the UK, Italy and Canada.
Bruce has been a Senior Counsel for the firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in the firm’s Washington, DC office. He has also served as Chief of Staff for Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) when the Senator was in the House of Representatives and was a member of the US Senate Budget Committee staff.
Bruce earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law.
Board of Directors
Daniel E. Brown
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation – EVP, US Onshore Operations
John J. Christmann IV
Apache Corporation – President and CEO
Dan O. Dinges (Member of the Executive Committee)
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation – Chairman, President and CEO
Frank J. Patterson
Chesapeake Energy Corporation – EVP, Exploration and Production
Thomas E. Jorden (AXPC Vice Chairman and Member of the Executive Committee)
Cimarex Energy Co. – Chairman, President and CEO
Concho Resources Inc. – Chairman and CEO
David A. Hager (Member of the Executive Committee)
Devon Energy Corporation – President and CEO
Travis D. Stice (Member of the Executive Committee)
Diamondback Energy, Inc. – CEO
Doug Suttles (Member of the Executive Committee)
Encana Corporation – President and CEO
EnerVest, Ltd. – President
Eric A. Dille
EOG Resources, Inc. – VP, Government Relations
Extraction Oil & Gas Inc – SVP, Operations
Gulfport Energy Corporation – Chief Operating Officer
Marathon Oil Corporation, Chairman, President & CEO
Brent J. Smolik
Noble Energy, Inc., President and COO
Tommy Nusz (Member of the Executive Committee)
Oasis Petroleum, Inc. – CEO
Richard A. Jackson
Occidental Oil & Gas Corporation – Senior Vice President – Operations Support
Parsley Energy, Inc. – President and CEO
Barton R. Brookman, Jr.
PDC Energy, Inc. – President and CEO
Mark S. Berg
Pioneer Natural Resources Company – EVP, Vertically Integrated Operations
Timothy J. Cutt
QEP Resources – President and CEO
Jeffrey L. Ventura
Range Resources Corporation – Chairman, President and CEO
Seneca Resources Corp. – President
SM Energy Company – President and CEO
William J. Way
Southwestern Energy Company – President and CEO
Ultra Petroleum Corp. – Interim CEO
Whiting Petroleum Corporation – President and CEO
Richard E. Muncrief (AXPC Chairman and Member of the Executive Committee)
WPX Energy, Inc. – Chairman and CEO
XTO Energy, Inc. – President