Whiting Petroleum Corporation announced the retirement of James T. Brown, Whiting's President and Chief Operating Officer effective June 17, 2014. Mr. Brown joined Whiting in 1995 as a consulting engineer and subsequently served as Operations Manager, Vice President of Operations and Senior Vice President of Operations. In January 2011, he was elected President and Chief Operating Officer.
James J. Volker, Whiting's Chairman and CEO, commented, 'Jim Brown helped build Whiting into one of the premier operators in the Williston and DJ Basins. In addition, Jim's leadership resulted in an exemplary environmental and safety record over his tenure. We thank Jim for his many contributions and we wish Jim and his family all the best.'