Civitas Resources Names Chris Doyle as President, CEO

Civitas Resources selected Chris Doyle after an extensive search process that began in February following the departure of its former CEO Eric Greager.

Hart Energy Staff
Civitas Resources Names Chris Doyle as President, CEO

Chris Doyle joins Civitas Resources after serving as president and CEO of Primexx Energy Partners and leading a comprehensive transformation of the privately held Delaware Basin company. (Source: Primexx Energy Partners Ltd.)

Civitas Resources Inc. named Chris Doyle as its next president and CEO on May 2 following a national search that Civitas had launched in February.

“I am very pleased to welcome Chris to Civitas. The board of directors and I believe that his experience, judgment and perspective will be instrumental as we continue to thoughtfully grow the Civitas platform with a clear objective of becoming a national leader among peers, while advancing the principles of the new E&P business model,” Ben Dell, Civitas’ chairman and interim CEO, commented in a company release.

Formerly known as Bonanza Creek Energy, the company rebranded as Civitas Resources in November 2021 following a slew of acquisitions in the Denver-Julesburg (D-J) Basin, which Eric Greager, the company’s previous CEO, helped oversee. Ultimately, the steady string of M&A activity has helped to establish Civitas as the largest pure play E&P in the D-J Basin. Based in Denver, Civitas also claims to be Colorado’s first carbon neutral oil and gas producer.

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