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WPX Energy names Rick Muncrief CEO

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Tulsa, Okla., USA – The WPX Energy has named Richard E. Muncrief as the company’s next president and chief executive officer, effective May 15, 2014.[break]


Mr. Muncrief also will join the WPX board following the company’s annual meeting of shareholders on May 22.

Mr. Muncrief is a petroleum engineer who has more than 30 years of upstream and midstream energy experience, most recently as senior vice president of operations and resource development at Continental Resources where he oversaw corporate engineering, reservoir development, drilling, production operations and supply chain management. He has spent the majority of his career in the Rocky Mountain region.

Mr. Muncrief has worked at Continental since June 2009. He has worked in organizations of differing size ranging from independents to a large super - May 2, 2014, Tulsa, Okla., USA – The WPX Energy has named Richard E. Muncrief as the company’s next president and chief executive officer, effective May 15, 2014.

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Mr. Muncrief also will join the WPX board following the company’s annual meeting of shareholders on May 22.

Mr. Muncrief is a petroleum engineer who has more than 30 years of upstream and midstream energy experience, most recently as senior vice president of operations and resource development at Continental Resources where he oversaw corporate engineering, reservoir development, drilling, production operations and supply chain management. He has spent the majority of his career in the Rocky Mountain region.

Mr. Muncrief has worked at Continental since June 2009. He has worked in organizations of differing size ranging from independents to a large super-major, notably 27 years with ConocoPhillips, Burlington Resources and their predecessor companies in various technical and leadership capacities.

Mr. Muncrief received a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering technology from Oklahoma State University in 1980.

James J. Bender, who has been serving as WPX president, CEO and board member on an interim basis since December 2013, plans to retire upon completing the transition of his duties to Muncrief.

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