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Western Midstream announces new officers

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Western Midstream Partners, LP (‘WES’ or the ‘Partnership’) has announced senior management changes. Effective today, Michael C. (‘Mike’) Pearl has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Charles G. (‘Chuck’) Griffie has been named Senior Vice President, Operations and Engineering, Robert W. (‘Bob’) Bourne has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, and Catherine A. Green has been named Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the general partner of WES.

Pearl succeeds Jaime R. Casas who has transitioned to Vice President and Treasurer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (‘Occidental’). Pearl joined Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (‘Anadarko’) in 2004 and has served in various leadership positions within Anadarko's accounting and finance organisation including Director, Corporate Tax, Corporate Controller, Vice President, Finance and Treasurer, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP, and most recently as Anadarko's Senior Vice President, Investor Relations.

Griffie joined Anadarko in connection with its 2006 acquisition of Western Gas Resources, Inc. At Anadarko, Griffie held various operational leadership positions including US Onshore Business Advisor, Eagleford Operations Manager, Appalachian Basin Midstream Manager, Director, Midstream Engineering, and most recently as Senior Vice President, US Onshore Field Operations upon returning to Anadarko from Huntley & Huntley Energy Exploration where he served as Senior Vice President, Midstream and Marketing from June 2016 to December 2018.

Bourne joined Occidental in August 2019 and brings more than 30 years of experience in midstream corporate business development to WES. Bourne led midstream corporate development efforts at Shell Trading (formerly Coral Energy), American Midstream Partners, Gas Solutions, Energy Transfer Partners, and Crosstex Energy (now EnLink Midstream). Most recently, Bourne served as Vice President, Business Development, Midstream and Marketing at Apache Corporation and as a director of Altus Midstream Company.

Green has more than 20 years of accounting and audit experience and joined Anadarko in 2001. During her 18 years at Anadarko, Green has served in a variety of diverse roles within Anadarko's accounting and finance organisation including internal audit, technical US GAAP accounting, internal controls, and most recently as Director, Expenditure Accounting.

"The board is very pleased with these officer appointments and believes this management team is well-positioned to maximise the value of WES's asset base, which benefits all unitholders, including Occidental," said Glenn Vangolen, Chairman of the Board of WES's general partner.

"I am excited to add the remaining members of the Western Midstream management team as we transition into our next stage of growth," said Michael P. Ure, CEO. "I have the utmost confidence the assembled management team will focus on enhancing the value of WES's premier asset footprint, which is well positioned to support Occidental's US onshore development plans in the Delaware and DJ basins and to attract sustainable third-party volumes by leveraging our existing midstream infrastructure to establish WES as a preferred midstream service provider for all producers."

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