Governor Matt Mead has appointed Ken Hendricks to the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC). Mr. Hendricks replaces Tom Fitzsimmons who resigned. Erin Campbell will begin her duties as State Geologist on November 21 and will join the OGCC at their December 12 meeting. Campbell will replace Tom Drean whose retirement is effective November 21.

“The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, with its wealth of experience and expertise, is a special group. I know the public and the industry appreciate the OGCC’s willingness to listen and make wise decisions,” said Governor Mead. “Ken and Erin are highly qualified and will continue the OGCC’s good work. I thank Tom Drean and Tom Fitzsimmons for their contributions and service.”

Ken Hendricks has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology (Montana Tech) and has over 30 years of experience in the upstream petroleum industry, both domestic and international. He recently retired from Anadarko Petroleum. He and his family have lived in Wyoming since 1998.

“I am very honored to be appointed by Governor Mead to serve the State of Wyoming as a commissioner on the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission,” said Hendricks. “In replacing Tom Fitzsimmons I have big shoes to fill, but I'm looking forward to working with Governor Mead, the other members of the Oil and Gas Commission, and the OGCC staff on the oil and gas issues that are affecting our state."

The OGCC meets the second Tuesday of each month at its office in Casper. The remaining meetings for 2017 are November 14 and December 12.