Murphy Oil Corporation Announces Leadership Changes

EL DORADO, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) announced today that Eugene T. (Gene)
Coleman, Executive Vice President, Exploration & Business Development,
has elected to retire effective February 28, 2019, after 17 years of
service at Murphy and more than 38 years of energy industry experience.
At that time, the responsibility for Exploration will be assumed by
Michael K. (Mike) McFadyen, Executive Vice President, Offshore, and the
responsibility for Business Development will be assumed by David R.
Looney, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Coleman joined Murphy in 2001 as Subsea Systems Manager and quickly
earned roles with increasing responsibilities abroad and domestically,
culminating in being named Executive Vice President, Offshore in 2016
and then transitioning to his current role in 2018. As a member of the
company’s executive leadership team, Mr. Coleman has been instrumental
in building and restructuring the offshore and exploration organizations
and, most recently, was a key player in negotiating and closing the Gulf
of Mexico transaction with Petrobras. He is widely recognized for his
longstanding commitment to Murphy and the company’s multi-decade success.

“On behalf of the company and the Board of Directors, I want to thank
Gene for his many years of service and wish him all the best in
retirement. Gene is an exceptional leader who has provided sound
strategic advice and guidance in managing the vast array of operations
for the company, and his contributions will be greatly missed. Both Mike
and David are key members of the leadership team and are poised for
continued success with their respective new responsibilities,” stated
Roger Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“As I am excited to begin the next chapter of my life,” Coleman
commented, “I am optimistic for Murphy as it enters this year with a
solid portfolio of assets and robust business opportunities, a strong
leadership team and exceptional, devoted people. Over my lengthy career
in the oil and natural gas business, I have been afforded extensive
opportunities to work with wonderful people around the globe. I will be
leaving behind a great company,” Coleman continued.


Murphy Oil Corporation is a global independent oil and natural gas
exploration and production company. The company’s diverse resource base
includes offshore production in Southeast Asia, Canada and Gulf of
Mexico, as well as North America onshore plays in the Eagle Ford Shale,
Kaybob Duvernay and Montney. Additional information can be found on the
company’s website at


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