Arena Resources Inc. has announced the appointment of David D. Ricks, Thomas W. Wahl, Patric R. McConn, W. Craig Gaines and R. Darren Seglem to senior management positions.
Ricks, Arena’s new VP of Operations, began his career in 1982 as a production engineer for Gulf Oil Co. Since then he has served in various engineering capacities for Chevron USA, Amerada Hess Corp., Citation Oil and Gas Corp., Newfield Exploration Mid-Continent Inc., Apache Corp., and Latigo Petroleum Inc.
Wahl, VP Land Dept., has 31 years of diversified petroleum land management experience with particular emphasis in the Mid-continent, Gulf Coast, Permian Basin and Rocky Mountain areas. Prior to joining Arena, Wahl served as a land manager for both Natomas, N.A. Inc. and Polaris Energy Development Company.
Prior to joining Arena, McConn, VP Geology / Exploration, served as a geologist for Petromark Resources, Polaris Energy Development Company, MBR Resources Inc., and Summit Exploration LLC.
Prior to joining Arena, Gaines, Manager Reservoir Engineering/Acquisitions, served as a reservoir engineer for Texaco Inc., Chaparral Energy and Mid-Con Energy. He also served as a petroleum engineer for GYM Resources and High Plains Production Company.
Seglem, Project Manager/Yates Development, has over 19 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Arena, He was Vice President Drilling and Production for Royalty Exploration, Inc./Regal Gas Corporation.