Rick Ross is Senior Vice President of Operations for Whiting Petroleum Corporation. He held various technical and managerial positions with Amoco Production Company from 1982 through 1999 and with Whiting since 1999. He has 33 years of experience in the oil and gas industry including extensive experience in the Williston Basin, Rocky Mountains and Mid-Continent. Rick graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a BS in mechanical engineering. He is a past Chairman of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, a state trade group representing the North Dakota oil and gas industry. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.