WPX (NYSE: WPX) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Muncrief is receiving the Executive of the Year award from Oil and Gas Investor today at the Energy Capital Conference in Austin, Texas.

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WPX Chairman and CEO Rick Muncrief is Oil and Gas Investor's Executive of the Year. Photo by Shane B ...

WPX Chairman and CEO Rick Muncrief is Oil and Gas Investor's Executive of the Year. Photo by Shane Bevel. Courtesy WPX.

Rick is the fourteenth recipient of the magazine's annual award, joining previous honorees such as Harold Hamm from Continental Resources, Chuck Davidson from Noble Energy, Scott Sheffield from Pioneer Natural Resources and Jim Hackett from Anadarko Petroleum.

Oil and Gas Investor selected Muncrief this year for "completely retooling the portfolio and cost structure of the company to become one of the leading performers in its class, with ample room to grow."

Muncrief joined WPX in May 2014 and has overseen more than $6 billion in transactions to increase the company's gross drillable locations sevenfold. In a span of just over 18 months, WPX amassed more than 120,000 net acres in the Permian's Delaware Basin where it has an estimated 6,400 gross drillable locations.

He also is a member of the board of the American Petroleum Institute and the American Exploration & Production Council. Muncrief has 36 years of upstream and midstream experience.

"I'm personally humbled but grateful to see WPX in the spotlight. This honor speaks to the tremendous efforts that our entire organization has accomplished," Muncrief said.

About WPX Energy, Inc.

WPX is one of the 20 largest U.S. energy producers based on total assets and market capitalization. The company posted double-digit oil volume growth each of the past five years. WPX is active in the Delaware, Williston and San Juan basins. The Delaware Basin is the western portion of the greater Permian Basin.

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