People: Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLL)
9 Dec 2013
Mr. James J. Volker is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Whiting Petroleum Corp. He joined the company in August 1983 as Vice President of Corporate Development and served in that position through April 1993. In March 1993, he became a contract consultant to the company and served in that capacity until August 2000, at which time he became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Volker was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a director in January 2002 and Chairman of the Board in January 2004. Effective January 1, 2011, Mr. Volker stepped down as President, but remains Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Volker was co-founder, Vice President and later President of Energy Management Corporation from 1971 through 1982. He has 41 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Volker has a Bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Denver, an MBA from the University of Colorado and has completed H. K. VanPoolen and Associates’ course of study in reservoir engineering.
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