William R. Thomas
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
William R. “Bill” Thomas was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in January 2014.
Thomas served as President and Chief Executive Officer of EOG since June 2013 and as President since September 2011 as well as a number of other corporate leadership positions at the company.
Thomas spearheaded EOG’s drive to explore horizontal shale potential with the development of EOG’s Barnett Shale Play in North Texas and other key resource plays.
Early in his career, he held a number of technical positions including district geologist, senior exploration geologist and production geologist. He started his career at an oil field services company, Dowell, as a district engineer and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Texas A&M University at College Station.
He is a member of the All-American Wildcatters Association, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Fort Worth Geological Society and the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association. He is an advocate for EOG’s community charity activities, and he and his wife Jane serve on the advisory board of Casa de Esperanza. He is active in his church and is a strong supporter of international relief efforts through Samaritan’s Purse.
Thomas and his wife have three daughters.