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Marathon Oil strengthens board with former Noble man

Houston-based oil and gas company Marathon Oil has appointed a new member of its board of directors.

Marathon Oil said on Monday that Brent Smolik was elected to the company’s board of directors effective 11 January 2021.

Lee Tillman, chairman, president and CEO of the company, said: “We are pleased to welcome Brent to Marathon’s board of directors.

The addition of Brent complements our board of directors’ skills and experiences, and we believe he will provide a valuable perspective as we continue to execute our strategy of delivering competitive and improving corporate-level returns, prioritizing sustainable cash flow generation, and returning capital to shareholders“.

Smolik has over 35 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry, including senior executive leadership roles at Noble Energy Corporation, Noble Midstream Partners LP, EP Energy Corporation, El Paso Corporation, ConocoPhillips and Burlington Resources, Inc.

He retired from his role as president and chief operating officer at Noble Energy, following its merger with Chevron in 2020.

Smolik previously served on the boards of Noble Midstream Partners LP, Cameron International, and EP Energy Corporation.