William R. “Bill” Thomas was named Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer effective January 2014. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from July 2013 through December 2013 and as President from September 2011 to July 2013. Mr. Thomas previously held other leadership positions at EOG, including Senior Executive Vice President, Exploitation and Senior Executive Vice President, Exploration. Mr. Thomas has been with EOG and its predecessor companies for over 41 years.
Mr. Thomas has also previously served as the General Manager of EOG’s Fort Worth, Texas, Midland, Texas and Corpus Christi, Texas offices, where he was instrumental in EOG’s successful exploration, development and exploitation of various key resource plays. Mr. Thomas joined HNG Oil Company, a predecessor of EOG, in January 1979.
In addition, Mr. Thomas is a director of National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (since 2015), a provider of oilfield services and equipment to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide, where he serves on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.
Mr. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Texas A&M University.
Lloyd W. “Billy” Helms, Jr. is Chief Operating Officer, a position he has held since December 2017. Mr. Helms previously served as Executive Vice President, Exploration and Production from 2013 to 2017; and Executive Vice President, Operations from 2012 to 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Helms worked in several positions of increasing responsibilities in multiple EOG divisions.
Mr. Helms earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.
Ezra Y. Yacob was named President effective January 2021.
Mr. Yacob previously served as Executive Vice President, Exploration and Production from 2017 to 2021; Vice President and General Manager in Midland from 2014 to 2017; Division Exploration Manager in Midland from 2013 to 2014; Division Exploration Manager in Fort Worth from 2012 to 2013; and Exploitation Manager in Fort Worth from 2010 to 2012. He joined the company in 2005 as a Geoscience Associate.
Before joining EOG, Mr. Yacob worked for the Minerals Division at the United States Geological Survey.
Mr. Yacob earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Puget Sound, a Master of Science degree in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines and a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas at Tyler.
Kenneth W. Boedeker is Executive Vice President, Exploration and Production, a position he has held since December 2018. Mr. Boedeker previously served as Vice President and General Manager in Denver from 2016 to 2018, and as Vice President, Engineering and Acquisitions from 2015 to 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Boedeker held technical and managerial positions of increasing responsibility across multiple offices and functional areas within EOG. Mr. Boedeker joined the company in July 1994.
Mr. Boedeker earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming.
Jeffrey R. Leitzell is Executive Vice President, Exploration and Production, a position he has held since May 2021. Mr. Leitzell previously served as Vice President and General Manager of EOG’s Midland, Texas office from 2017 to 2021 and as Operations Manager in Midland from 2015 to 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Leitzell held various engineering roles of increasing responsibility in multiple EOG offices since being hired by EOG as a Completions Engineer in 2008.
Mr. Leitzell earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from West Virginia University.
EVP & Chief Financial Officer
EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
SVP & Chief Information and Technology Officer
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer
SVP & Chief Accounting Officer
VP, Investor & Public Relations
EVP & General Manager, Fort Worth
VP, Safety and Environmental
VP, Business Development
VP & General Manager, Artesia
VP & General Manager, Corpus Christi
VP & General Manager, Denver
VP, Engineering and Acquisitions
VP & General Manager, San Antonio
VP, Government Relations
VP & General Manager, Midland
VP & Treasurer
VP & General Manager, International
VP & General Manager, Oklahoma City
Controller, Land Administration
Controller, Operations Accounting
Controller, Financial Reporting
Deputy Corporate Secretary