(Thomson Reuters) Natchez, Miss. — Callon Petroleum Company announced Tuesday that it has appointed Jerry Weant to the newly created position of Vice President of Land.
Weant will be based in Houston and will lead the Callon's land department, partnering with the operations team for efficient development of its existing asset base, as well as identifying opportunities to expand the Company's acreage position in the Permian Basin.
"We are fortunate to have Jerry join the management team at this point in Callon's evolution as an horizontal drilling operator in the Permian Basin," Fred Callon, Chairman and CEO comments. "Jerry brings 34 years of experience in the region across several disciplines that we believe will prove invaluable to the successful execution of our growth initiatives in the coming years."
Weant joins Callon from Pioneer Natural Resources where he was focused on Midland Basin operations, acting as a liaison with Permian Basin asset teams and coordinating internal efforts for the assessment of horizontal drilling programs. Weant spent the first 27 years of his career working as a landman in Midland, Texas, including working for Texaco, Inc. Pogo Producing, Inc., as well as other independents.
Jerry holds a Bachelor of Business Administration/Petroleum Land Management from the University of Texas. He is a Certified Professional Landman and a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and the Permian Basin Landmen's Association.