In 2013 Mr. Bent assumed responsibility for Continental’s Northern Region Drilling and Completions.
Mr. Bent has more than 34 years of industry experience in petroleum engineering and operations. He earned his BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming in 1980. From 1980 to 2012, Mr. Bent served in various leadership capacities with ConocoPhillips, Inc. and its predecessor companies, Burlington Resources, Meridian Oil and El Paso Exploration. From 2006 through 2012 he was the Manager of Implementation for the San Juan Basin Unit in Farmington, New Mexico, which was one of ConocoPhillips’ largest business units. Prior to these responsibilities, Mr. Bent served as Burlington Resources general manager of drilling and completions for that division. He joined Continental Resources in 2012 as Vice President of Drilling for the Company.