Ted D. Brown
Mr. Brown is President and CEO of Confluence Resources LP, a private oil and gas exploration and production company formed in 2016 and based in Denver, Colorado. Prior to forming Confluence, Mr. Brown was Senior Vice President and Advisor to the CEO and President of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) until his retirement on January 31, 2015. Mr. Brown joined Noble Energy in 2005 in Noble Energy’s merger with Patina Oil and Gas. A lifelong oilman, he joined Amoco Production Company upon completion of his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wyoming. He has also worked in various capacities for Union Pacific Resources, Barrett Resources, and Williams Companies. Under Mr. Brown’s leadership, Noble Energy nearly tripled its production in Northern Colorado in nine years while drilling more than 3,300 new wells. During Mr. Brown’s tenure, he was responsible for annual capital budgets approaching $2 billion during which Noble Energy became the largest oil producer in Colorado. Mr. Brown participated in numerous industry activities including serving as Chairman of and serving on the Executive Committee of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association and the Board of the Western Energy Alliance where he has served as the organization’s Colorado Vice President. He was also Chairman of Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development and former board member of Colorado Concern. In recognition of Mr. Brown’s service to both the industry and his community, he was named the Western Energy Alliance 2013 Wildcatter of the Year, one of the highest honors available to oil and gas professionals. In 2014, Mr. Brown was also inducted into the Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Hall of Fame. Mr. Brown’s extensive experience across all phases of oil and gas exploration and production, as well as his understanding, execution, and leadership of large capital programs, contributes to the effectiveness of the Board.