Texas Petroleum Engineer New WPX Energy Board Member

November 16, 2019

A Texas petroleum engineer and employee is the new board member at Tulsa’s WPX Energy.

President and COO Clay M. Gaspar joins the board immediately; he’s been with the company since 2014, starting as senior vice president of operations and resource development.

He’s a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M and a master’s degree in petroleum and geosciences engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

He also is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.

Gaspar is the second inside director on WPX’s board along with chairman and CEO Rick Muncrief.

They are joined by eight independent directors, including lead independent director Kelt Kindick who has been a member of the board since 2013.

Two members of the WPX board – Jack E. Lentz and David F. Work – are scheduled to retire at the time of the company’s annual meeting in May. Both have served WPX since its start as an independent company in 2012.