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Reynald A. Baribault
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Reynald A. Baribault


Mr. Baribault was elected to the Board in 2014 and is chair of the Board’s Operations and Engineering Committee and Prospect Committee.

He served as lead independent director of the Board from 2016 to 2019. In 2007, he co-founded North Plains Energy, LLC, which operated in the North Dakota Williston Basin, and served as its Vice President until the successful sale of its assets in 2012. In 2014, Mr. Baribault helped co-found NP Resources, LLC, which also operated in the North Dakota Williston Basin, and served as its Executive Vice President / Engineering, helping oversee the sale of its assets in late 2021. In addition, he cofounded and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of IPR Energy Partners, LLC, a Plano, Texas-based oil and natural gas production operator with current operations in the Fort Worth Basin.

Prior to co-founding North Plains Energy, NP Resources and IPR Energy Partners, Mr. Baribault served as Vice President, Supervisor and Petroleum Engineering Consultant with Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. in their Dallas office from 1990 to 2002.

Mr. Baribault began his professional career as a reservoir engineer with Exxon Company in 1985 in the New Orleans Eastern Division Office. Mr. Baribault received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1985 and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

Mr. Baribault provides valuable insight to our Board on our drilling, completions, production and reservoir engineering operations, as well as growth strategies, midstream operations and administration.