DANIEL W. RABUN, 62, joined the company’s board of directors in May 2015. He is a member of the Management Development and Compensation Committee.
From 2007 to his retirement in May 2015, Rabun served as the chairman of Ensco plc, an offshore drilling services company,
based in London. He retired as president and chief executive officer of Ensco in June 2014, having held the office of chief executive
officer for more than seven years and president for more than eight years.
From 1986 through 2005, prior to joining Ensco, Rabun was a partner with the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie LLP, where he provided legal
advice to oil and gas companies.
Rabun is the non-executive chairman of Golar LNG Ltd. During 2012, he served as chairman of the International Association of Drilling Contractors. Rabun has also been a certified public accountant since 1976.
Rabun brings a variety of experiences to our board, including service as chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of Ensco. During Rabun’s term at Ensco, Ensco drilled some of the most complex wells for super majors, national oil companies, and independent operators in nearly every strategic oil and gas area in the world, from the North Sea to the “golden triangle” of the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, and West Africa, and from the Middle East and the Mediterranean to Asia and Australia. In addition, Rabun’s experience as non-executive chairman of Golar LNG Ltd. gives him invaluable insight into the global liquid natural gas business, which will be beneficial to the corporation in its efforts to market natural gas from the Alpine High discovery in the Delaware Basin.
Rabun’s international experience, global perspective, experience with strategic acquisitions, and financial acumen from having served as a public company’s chairman, president, and chief executive officer assist the Board in the assessment and management of risks faced by oil and gas companies.