Western Gas Partners LP (NYSE: WES) and Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE: WGP) have appointed Jaime R. Casas as senior vice president, CFO, and treasurer of the partnerships effective immediately. Casas will succeed Benjamin M. Fink, who was recently named president and CEO of the partnerships.
Prior to joining Western Gas, Casas served as senior vice president and CFO of Clayton Williams Energy Inc. Previously, he served as vice president and CFO of the general partner of LRR Energy LP from 2011 until its sale in 2015, and as vice president and CFO of Laredo Energy from 2009 to 2011.
Western Gas Partners LP is a growth-oriented Delaware master limited partnership formed by Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to acquire, own, develop and operate midstream energy assets. Western Gas Equity Partners LP is a Delaware master limited partnership formed by Anadarko to own the following types of interests in WES: (i) the general partner interest and all of the incentive distribution rights in WES, both owned through WGP's 100% ownership of WES's general partner, and (ii) a significant limited partner interest in WES.