Chris J. Cheatwood

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Chris J. Cheatwood

Executive Vice President, Advisor to the Management Committee

Chris is the company’s Executive Vice President and Advisor to the Management Committee, a position to which he was appointed in January 2021.

Cheatwood was elected Executive Vice President, Business Development and Geoscience in November 2011 and became Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in May 2017. In 2019 he became Executive Vice President, Field Development and Emerging Technology, a position he held until December 2020. Cheatwood had previously served the Company as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Technology since February 2010, as Executive Vice President, Geoscience, from November 2007 until February 2010, as Executive Vice President,  - Worldwide Exploration, from January 2002 until November 2007, as Senior Vice President,  – Worldwide Exploration, from December 2000 to January 2002, and as Vice President,  - Domestic Exploration, from July 1998 to December 2000. Before joining the company, Cheatwood spent 10 years with Exxon Corporation.

Cheatwood is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Geology, and he earned his Master of Science in Geology from the University of Tulsa.