Peter J. (Jeff) Bennett is President and General Manager of Permian Resources and the Rockies, Occidental Oil and Gas, a subsidiary of Occidental. Under his leadership, Permian Resources has become the recognized leader in well productivity and capital efficiency in the Permian Basin, one of the leading oil-and-gas basins in the world. He also oversees Occidental’s oil and gas operations in the Rockies, where we are the No. 1 producer in Colorado and in Utah and a key operator in Wyoming.
Mr. Bennett has more than 28 years of industry experience with a strong record of accomplishment in technology, operations and financial leadership. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Permian Resources. Prior to that role, he served as President and General Manager–Permian Resources New Mexico unit, where he led the business to achieve play-leading performance. Previously, Mr. Bennett was Chief Transformation Officer, responsible for aligning technical initiatives, organization and business processes. He has also served as Vice President–Portfolio and Optimization, pioneering advancements in portfolio and development planning, as well as innovative logistical and operational solutions. As Operations Manager–Permian Enhanced Oil Recovery business unit, he oversaw significant improvements in production, operability and cost.
Mr. Bennett also served as Vice President–Supply Chain, Western Hemisphere, where his responsibilities included global procurement. Prior to joining Occidental in 2004, he held a variety of strategy, operations, supply chain and finance roles with SAIC, Hess and Texaco.
Mr. Bennett serves on the Board of Directors of Western Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: WES). He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Louisiana State University and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in California. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).