Thomas B. Nusz
Thomas B. Nusz is the Chairman of the board of directors of our general partner. He has served as Oasis’s Director and Chief Executive Officer since March 2007. He has also served as Oasis Petroleum’s President until January 1, 2014, and has 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. From April 2006 to February 2007, Mr. Nusz managed his personal investments, developed the business plan for Oasis Petroleum LLC and secured funding for the Company. He was previously a Vice President with Burlington Resources Inc., a formerly publicly traded oil and gas E&P company or, together with its predecessors, Burlington, and served as President International Division (North Africa, Northwest Europe, Latin America and China) from January 2004 to March 2006, as Vice President Acquisitions and Divestitures from October 2000 to December 2003 and as Vice President Strategic Planning and Engineering from July 1998 to September 2000 and Chief Engineer for substantially all of such period. He was instrumental in Burlington’s expansion into the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin from 1999 to 2002. From September 1985 to June 1998, Mr. Nusz held various operations and managerial positions with Burlington in several regions of the United States, including the Permian Basin, the San Juan Basin, the Black Warrior Basin, the Anadarko Basin, onshore Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Nusz was an engineer with Mobil Oil Corporation and for Superior Oil Company from June 1982 to August 1985. He is a current member of the National Petroleum Council, an advisory committee to the Secretary of Energy of the United States. Mr. Nusz holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University.
Taylor L. Reid
Taylor L. Reid is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of our general partner. He has served as Oasis Petroleum’s Director, 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 32 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.
Michael H. Lou
Michael H. Lou is the President and Director of our general partner. He has served as Oasis Petroleum’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 20 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.
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 Petroleum’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 17 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and 21 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.
Richard N. Robuck
Richard N. Robuck is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of our general partner. He has served as Oasis Petroleum’s Senior Vice President Finance and Treasurer since January 2017. Previously, Mr. Robuck served as Vice President Finance and Treasurer (or similar capacities) since April 2010. Mr. Robuck began his career 19 years ago in the oil and gas industry at Bank of America in their Energy Group. Prior to joining Oasis, Mr. Robuck was VP – Finance and Investments at Southern Ute Alternative Energy from October 2008 until April 2010. From July 2001 to October 2008, he served in various financial capacities at Grande Communications, a private telecommunications company in Austin, Texas, serving as VP-Finance from April 2005 through October 2008. Mr. Robuck holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University.