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EOG Announces Leadership Transition

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Ezra Y. Yacob is to become EOG’s CEO and join the Board of Directors when current CEO William R. Thomas retires on October 1 and assumes the role of non-executive Chairman of the Board.

Lloyd W. Helms EOG’s current chief operating officer will also be appointed to the additional role of president. 

“We are excited to have someone of Ezra’s talent and experience lead EOG forward,” said Thomas. “Ezra’s career with EOG began in 2005 at the dawn of the shale oil and gas era, and I believe he is one of the industry’s foremost experts in the exploration and development of unconventional resources. Ezra is a natural leader with a proven track record of success that compliments his strong financial and technical skills.”

Most recently president, Ezra Yacob has 21 years of industry experience and 16 years of service with EOG. Prior to joining the headquarters executive management team as executive vice-president of Exploration and Production, he was vice-president and general manager of EOG’s Midland office and managed the company’s Permian Basin exploration and development activities from 2014 to 2017. 

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