DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) today announced that Charles J. “Chip” Rimer has been named Chief Operating Officer, effective November 15, 2018. Mr. Rimer previously served as Senior Vice President, Global Services for Noble Energy, Inc. In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Rimer will be responsible for Operations, Drilling, Reservoir Engineering, Environmental Health and Safety and Land.
Whiting’s Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President Bradley Holly commented, “With Chip on the team, we have completed our transition from a function based, hierarchical structure to a dynamic, team-based organization. Our C-suite now consists of four pillars of responsibility that will underpin Whiting’s future success:
- A corporate leadership division that ensures Whiting has the capital, communications and culture to achieve its goals.
- A financial division led by our Chief Financial Officer Mike Stevens that drives excellence into our organization by managing a solid balance sheet and enhancing our profitability.
- A strategy and planning division led by our Chief Corporate Development and Strategy Officer Tim Sulser that generates strong near and long-term plans that enable Whiting to continue to deliver tangible value to shareholders.
- An operations division, where we welcome Chip Rimer as Chief Operating Officer. His deep understanding of what drives excellence in the field will be the catalyst that moves our teams to an even higher level of execution.”
Mr. Rimer commented, “Whiting has a strong reputation for operational efficiency, safety, and community and environmental stewardship. It has assembled a premier field operations team across its assets. In addition, it has a strong team at corporate headquarters with a reputation for achieving the highest levels of technical competence. I am excited to be part of the Whiting leadership team and to do my part to ensure our people have the resources and guidance they need to achieve industry-leading standards of operational excellence.”
About Chip Rimer
Prior to joining Whiting, Chip Rimer served as Senior Vice President, Global Services for Noble Energy, Inc. He joined Samedan/Noble Energy Inc. in 2002 and served in multiple roles, including Senior Vice President of Global EHSR & Operations Services and Vice President of Operations Services. During his tenure, he managed Noble’s world-wide drilling and rig operations and its International West Africa, Non-Operated and New Ventures Divisions. Chip started his career with ARCO Oil & Gas Company in 1983 working US onshore areas and he held senior operations engineering positions at Vastar Resources and Aspect Resources before joining Noble Energy, Inc. Chip holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas.
About Whiting Petroleum Corporation
Whiting Petroleum Corporation, a Delaware corporation, is an independent oil and gas company that develops, produces, acquires and explores for crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids primarily in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. The Company’s largest projects are in the Bakken and Three Forks plays in North Dakota and Montana and the Niobrara play in northeast Colorado. The Company trades publicly under the symbol WLL on the New York Stock Exchange. For further information, please visit http://www.whiting.com.