Daniel Brown serves as Chairman of the Board of our general partner, and serves as Chief Executive Officer of Oasis Petroleum. Mr. Brown has 23 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry having spent his career with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, or one of its predecessors, until Anadarko was acquired by Occidental Petroleum in August 2019. From October 2017 to August 2019, Mr. Brown served as Anadarko’s Executive Vice President, U.S. Onshore Operations. Prior to that position, he served as Executive Vice President, International and Deepwater Operations beginning in May 2017; Senior Vice President, International and Deepwater Operations beginning in August 2016; Vice President, Operations (Southern and Appalachia) beginning in August 2013; and Vice President, Corporate Planning beginning in May 2013. Mr. Brown joined Anadarko in August 2006 upon the acquisition of Kerr-McGee Corporation, where he began his career. In addition to those positions mentioned above, Mr. Brown held positions of increasing responsibility with Anadarko and Kerr-McGee throughout his career in U.S. onshore and Gulf of Mexico segments, as well as internationally. Mr. Brown was also a director of Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE: WGP) and Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES) from November 2017 to February 2019. After the February 2019 simplification of those two MLPs, he served on the board of Western Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: WES) until August 2019, when the Anadarko-Occidental transaction was completed. Since January 2020, Mr. Brown has served on the board of the private equity-backed exploration and production company, Beacon Offshore Energy LLC, which is focused on the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Brown is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and serves on the board of Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas. Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University, where he was a Jones Scholar Award recipient.
Matthew Fitzgerald is a Director and the Chair of our Audit Committee of our general partner. Mr. Fitzgerald has been a private investor since July 2013. From 2009 until July 2013, Mr. Fitzgerald served as President of Total Choice Communications LLC, a wireless retailer in Houston, Texas. Mr. Fitzgerald retired from Grant Prideco, Inc., following its merger with National Oilwell Varco in 2008. He had served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and as Treasurer beginning in February 2007. Mr. Fitzgerald held the positions of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Veritas DGC. Mr. Fitzgerald also served as Vice President and Controller for BJ Services Company. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Rosetta Resources, Inc. from 2009 until its merger with Noble Energy in 2015 and currently serves on the Boards of Directors and Audit Committees of Independence Contract Drilling Inc. and NCS Multistage Inc. (Audit Committee Chair). Mr. Fitzgerald began his career as a Certified Public Accountant with Ernst & Whinney. He holds a BSBA and Masters in Accounting from the University of Florida.
Phillip D. Kramer
Phillip D. Kramer is a Director of our general partner. Mr. Kramer served as Executive Vice President of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (“PAA”) from November 2008 until his retirement in April 2017 and previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from PAA’s formation in 1998 until November 2008. In addition, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Plains Resources Inc. from May 1998 to May 2001, and previously served Plains Resources as Senior Vice President / Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1992 to 1997. Mr. Kramer is a past Certified Public Accountant and was previously on the board of directors of the general partner of Petrologistics LP from 2012 to 2014 where he was elected to serve as Board Chair of the audit committee of the board. He is presently on the board of directors of Earthstone Energy Inc. and the Board of Advisors of the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business. He holds a degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma.
Nickolas J. Lorentzatos
Nickolas J. Lorentzatos is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and Director of our general partner. He has served as Oasis’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since January 1, 2014. Mr. Lorentzatos served as Oasis’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from September 2010 to December 31, 2013, and has 21 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and 26 years practicing law. He previously served as Senior Counsel with Targa Resources from July 2007 to September 2010. From April 2006 to July 2007, he served as Senior Counsel to ConocoPhillips. Prior to the merger of Burlington Resources Inc. and ConocoPhillips which became effective in 2006, he served as Counsel and Senior Counsel to Burlington since August 1999. From September 1995 to August 1999, he was an associate with Bracewell & Patterson, LLP. Mr. Lorentzatos holds a Bachelor of Arts from Washington and Lee University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Michael H. Lou
Michael H. Lou is the President and Director of our general partner. He has served as Oasis’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2011. Mr. Lou served as Oasis’s Senior Vice President Finance (or similar capacities) from September 2009 to August 2011 and has 24 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining us, Mr. Lou was an independent contractor from January 2009 to August 2009. From February 2008 to December 2008, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Giant Energy Ltd., a private oil and gas management company; from July 2006 to December 2008 he served as Chief Financial Officer of XXL Energy Corp., a publicly listed Canadian oil and gas company; and from August 2008 to December 2008, he served as Vice President Finance of Warrior Energy N.V., a publicly listed Canadian oil and gas company. From October 2005 to July 2006, Mr. Lou was a Director for Macquarie Investment Bank. Prior to joining Macquarie, Mr. Lou was a Vice President for First Albany Investment Banking from 2004 to 2006. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Lou held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as a Vice President, for Bank of America’s investment banking group. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Lou was an analyst for Merrill Lynch’s investment banking group. Mr. Lou holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University.
Harry N. Pefanis
Harry N. Pefanis is a Director of our general partner. Mr. Pefanis has served as a director of PAA GP Holdings LLC since February 2017. Mr. Pefanis is President and Chief Commercial Officer of Plains All American GP LLC, the general partner of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. Mr. Pefanis has held the position of President of PAA and its predecessors since 1988. Mr. Pefanis joined Plains Resources (which formerly owned 100% of PAA’s GP interest) in 1983. Prior to joining Plains Resources in 1983, Mr. Pefanis was an auditor for the national accounting firm of Price Waterhouse & Co. He was a director of the American Petroleum Institute (API) until November 2018, and served on the Executive Committee as past Chair of the Association of Oil Pipelines through December 2018. He also served on the New York Mercantile Exchange’s Crude Oil Advisory Committee from 1996 through 2003. Mr. Pefanis serves as a director of the Memorial Hermann Foundation. Mr. Pefanis has a BBA in accounting from the University of Oklahoma.
Taylor L. Reid
Taylor L. Reid is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of our general partner. He has served as Oasis’s President and Chief Operating Officer since January 1, 2014. He served as Oasis’s Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (or in similar capacities) since Oasis’s inception in March 2007 and has 36 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. From November 2006 to February 2007, Mr. Reid worked with Mr. Nusz to form the business plan for Oasis Petroleum LLC and secure funding for the Company. He previously served as Asset Manager Permian and Panhandle Operations with ConocoPhillips from April 2006 to October 2006. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, he served as General Manager Latin America and Asia Operations with Burlington from March 2004 to March 2006 and as General Manager Corporate Acquisitions and Divestitures from July 1998 to February 2004. From March 1986 to June 1998, Mr. Reid held various operations and managerial positions with Burlington in several regions of the continental United States, including the Permian Basin, the Williston Basin and the Anadarko Basin. He was instrumental in Burlington’s expansion into the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Reid holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.