Black Stone Minerals LP President and CFO Jeff Wood will be leaving the company Feb. 28 and will be replaced by Evan Kiefer, current vice president of finance and investor relations, the company said in a Jan. 18 press release.  

Kiefer will assume the role of interim CFO and treasurer upon Wood’s departure. 

“Jeff has been an integral part of our management team and our success as a public company since he joined us in 2016, shortly after our initial public offering,” said Thomas L. Carter, Jr., Black Stone’s CEO and chairman. “He has brought a high level of professionalism to our organization and helped to navigate us through some difficult times, including COVID and the accompanying downturn in the commodity markets.”

“On behalf of Black Stone’s Board and senior management team, I want to thank Jeff for his contributions to the Company, which is today in one of the strongest financial positions in its history,” Carter added.

Black Stone Minerals owns oil and natural gas mineral interests and royalty interests in the U.S.