Steven A. Kranker joined us in March 2013 as First Director – Acquisitions/Reservoir Engineering and became Vice President of Reservoir Engineering/Acquisitions in July 2013. Prior to joining Whiting, Mr. Kranker was Manager, Reserves for Bill Barrett Corp. His over 30 years of acquisition and reservoir engineering experience has included staff and managerial positions with Forest Oil Corporation, Brunei Shell Petroleum, Arco Alaska Inc., Maxus Exploration, Conoco Inc., and Shell Western E&P Inc. He received his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Kranker is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.