Gulfport Energy appoints interim CEO

Gulfport Energy Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Donnie Moore to serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Donnie Moore succeeds Michael G. Moore who, stepped down from his position as Chief Executive Officer and President of Gulfport and resigned from the Company’s Board of Directors.
Donnie Moore joined Gulfport as Chief Operating Officer in January 2018 from Noble Energy, Inc., where he served as Vice President of Noble’s Texas operations for the Eagle Ford and Delaware Basin assets after holding leadership positions in other of Noble’s business units. He is among several individuals in the past year appointed to Gulfport’s management team or Board with extensive experience working within large cap energy companies. The Board has engaged a nationally recognized executive recruiting firm to undertake a nationwide search for a chief executive to lead Gulfport for the long term.
He held various leadership roles, including Vice President of the Marcellus Business Unit, Manager of Operations for the Wattenberg/DJ Basin Business Unit, Manager of Operations for the Gunflint discovery in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, and Development Manager for Noble’s Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast positions. Prior to joining Noble in 2007, he held a variety of roles with ARCO Oil and Gas Company, Vastar Resources, and BP America from 1989 to 2007 and brings to Gulfport more than 28 years of operations and subsurface leadership experience. Mr. Moore is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.
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