Energen Adds Exploration and Operations Executives
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- November 28, 2012
David A. Godsey and David J. Minor have been elected by the Energen
Corporation (NYSE: EGN) Board of Directors to head the exploration and
operations efforts of the company’s oil and gas exploration and production
unit, Energen Resources Corporation. The company is focused on the exploration
and development of its oil and natural gas liquids assets in the Permian
Basin, where it is developing the Wolfberry and 3^rd Bone Spring plays and in
the beginning stages of testing the Wolfcamp and Cline potential across its
extensive acreage position.
As Senior Vice President of Exploration and Geology effective December 10,
2012, Godsey brings to Energen 34 years of experience in prospect generation
and evaluation, including 28 years in the Permian Basin. Godsey succeeds
Ronald Tisdale, who will retire at the end of the year after serving the
company for more than 25 years; prior to joining Energen, Tisdale was staff
geologist at Union Oil Company.
Minor joins Energen Resources effective December 1, 2012, as Senior Vice
President of Operations. He has more than 30 years of engineering and
engineering management experience in the energy industry, including onshore
and offshore project planning, reservoir, drilling, completion, and
production. Minor succeeds Paul Sparks, who has assumed new duties as Senior
Vice President of Resource Development and Technology. Sparks joined Energen
Resources in 1989; he previously worked with Amoco Production Company.
“The addition of David Godsey and David Minor to our senior management team at
Energen Resources is an important step in ensuring that we remain
well-positioned to maximize our potential – both now and in the future -- in
all the basins in which we operate,” said James McManus, Energen’s chairman
and chief executive officer. “No basin is more important to us right now than
the Permian Basin, where we are spending significant capital to develop and
explore multiple plays. And we are pleased that Paul Sparks will now be able
to devote his full attention to the planning and execution of our resource
drilling, completion, and testing programs.”
Since 2003 Godsey has worked at Chesapeake Energy and has served as Geoscience
Manager – Permian Basin there since 2009. He also served as Project Geologist
at EOG Resources and was a founding partner and co-owner of Enerquest
Resources. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Geology at Stephen F. Austin
Minor is the founder of Firebird Energy LLC, which offers petroleum
engineering and project management consulting services to the energy industry;
he most recently served under contract as Executive Director of Operations for
Far East Energy Company. Minor previously served as Senior Vice President
Technology for CDX Gas LLC and in operational capacities at El Paso E&P
Company and Sonat Exploration Company. A graduate of the University of
Alabama, Minor holds bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Civil Engineering and a
master’s degree in Mineral Engineering (Petroleum).
Energen Corporation is a domestic, oil and gas exploration and production.
Through Energen Resources Corporation, the company has approximately 950
million barrels of oil-equivalent proved, probable, and possible reserves.
These all-domestic reserves are located mainly in the Permian and San Juan
basins. For more information, go to http://www.energen.com.
Julie S. Ryland, 205-326-8421
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