Oasis Petroleum Inc. has appointed Bobby S. Shackouls as a director of the company. Shackouls fills the vacancy created by Robert L. Zorich, who notified the company that he would not stand for reelection and would resign from the board, effective March 1.
Shackouls currently serves as a director on numerous boards, including Kroger Company, PAA Natural Gas Storage, LP, Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc., Boy Scouts of America, Texas Heart Institute, Mississippi State University Foundation and Both Ends Burning Campaign Inc. Shackouls served as chairman of Burlington Resources Inc. from 1997 until its acquisition by ConocoPhillips in 2006. In 1975, Shackouls joined Houston Oil & Minerals Corporation where he held a number of professional and management positions. He joined Plains Resources Inc. in 1981 and served in several senior management positions. In 1988, Shackouls was employed by Torch Energy Advisors Inc. as executive vice president of operations, and in 1991 he was named president and COO.
Shackouls joined Burlington Resources/Meridian Oil Inc. in 1993 as executive vice president and COO. In 1994, he was named president and CEO of Meridian. In December 1995, Shackouls was named president and CEO of Burlington Resources Inc. and was also elected to the board. On July 9, 1997, he was elected chairman of the board. Shackouls retired as chairman, president and CEO of Burlington Resources Inc. upon its acquisition by ConocoPhillips March 31, 2006, and subsequently served on the ConocoPhillips board until 2011.
Shackouls is a past chairman of the National Petroleum Council and a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Oil and Gas Association. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He began his career with Exxon Company U.S.A. in New Orleans where he held several engineering positions.
Shackouls graduated from Mississippi State University in 1972 with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering.