VPD Panelist Biography – John Willis

John Willis

Drilling & Completions Manager, Occidental Oil & Gas Corporation, Permian Resources New Mexico Business Unit

John Willis is Drilling & Completions Manager for Occidental Oil & Gas Corporation Permian Resources New Mexico Business Unit. His responsibilities include drilling, fracturing, completions, and well servicing in the Delaware Basin in New Mexico. Prior to this role, he served as Chief of Drilling for Oxy for 6 years, responsible for standards, operational support, global systems, the drilling data system, and tools for drilling performance measurement.

He also served as Drilling Manager in Oman and Drilling Manager in Libya. His experience prior to Oxy includes other drilling roles, service company roles related to project management and software development, and he operated a consulting and software business. He has Chaired two SPE Forums, served on Forum Steering Committees, and Chaired the 2003 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference.

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