O'Bryan promoted to CEO of Fidelity Exploration & Production

Pat O’Bryan has been named CEO of MDU Resources Group Inc.’s (NYSE:MDU) Fidelity Exploration & Production Co., effective March 1. He also will retain his current position as president.

O’Bryan succeeds J. Kent Wells, who will retire on Feb. 28 from his positions as Fidelity CEO and vice chairman of the corporation. Wells has also indicated that he will resign as a director of MDU Resources at the same time.

O’Bryan became president of Fidelity in July of 2014. He joined the company in 2011 as vice president of drilling and completions. O’Bryan has 26 years of experience in the oil and gas business, including executive and asset general management, drilling engineering and technology management, production, and reservoir engineering supervision. Prior to joining Fidelity, he held vice president positions in drilling and completions, as well as production, at BP. O’Bryan has a PhD in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University.

In November 2014, MDU Resources said that it plans to market Fidelity, but has now delayed that process in light of the recent volatility of oil prices.

 

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