David Lawler is the Chief Executive Officer of BPX Energy and a Director on the Board of BP America.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado BPX operates across five states from Texas north through the Rocky Mountains and produces approximately 520 mboed from interests in over 15,000 wells.
David joined BPX in September 2014 from SandRidge Energy, Inc., (NYSE:SD) a US–based oil and gas independent headquartered in Oklahoma City, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining SandRidge in 2011, David was the Chief Executive Officer and President of PostRock Energy Corporation (NYSE:PSTR) and its predecessor entities where he worked for four years.
David began his career as a production engineer with Conoco and later joined Burlington Resources where he served in drilling engineering and well site leadership positions. He then spent 10 years with Shell Exploration and Production Company in a series of roles with increasing responsibility, including business planning for the Americas and engineering and operations manager for the US Gulf Coast business unit.
In addition to his role with BPX, David served as a board member for the Texas Oil & Gas Association, and currently serves on the board of the Mewbourne College of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. David also served as a director of PennTex Midstream Partners, LP (NASDAQ:PTXP) and as a member of the Audit Committee from 2015 until its sale to Energy Transfer Partners, LP in 2017. David graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering and earned his Master of Business Administration from Tulane University.