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Richard A. Jenkins

Vice President - Operations

Mr. Jenkins was appointed Vice President – Operations of SM Energy in January 2023, having previously served in roles of increasing responsibility in exploration, business development, and most recently as the Field Manager of SM Energy’s Midland Basin assets focused on production operations, engineering, water management and ESG. Mr. Jenkins joined SM Energy as a Reservoir Engineer in January 2010.

Mr. Jenkins has more than 17 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining SM Energy, Mr. Jenkins was with Chevron Corporation serving in several roles including production engineering, completion engineering and reservoir engineering in conventional and unconventional fields across the Permian Basin.

BS, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Penn State University