James Michael Desmond joined Whiting in September 2010 as a senior landman working it’s growing North Dakota land position. After working as a regional land manager on the Polar and Walleye properties, he was appointed Vice President of Land in February 2019. He has more than 40 years of land experience in the Dakotas, Wyoming, California, offshore Texas and Louisiana, and other western states. Over his career, he has worked at Pennzoil Exploration and Production Company, Coastal Oil & Gas Corporation and El Paso Energy. Mr. Desmond holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and a Juris Doctor Degree in Law, both from the University of Wyoming.