David J. Sambrooks
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Sambrooks joined Midstates Petroleum Company in November 2017 and currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of Midstates’ Board of Directors. Mr. Sambrooks has over 37 years of experience in the energy industry. Most recently he served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Sabine Oil & Gas, LLC (which was formerly known as NFR Energy LLC) from 2007 to 2016. In his roles at Sabine, Mr. Sambrooks led strategic, financial, operational, business development and organizational efforts. Mr. Sambrooks previously served as Vice President and General Manager of the Southern Division for Devon Energy Corporation as well as Vice President and General Manager of Devon's International Division from 2001 to 2007. Prior to Devon, Mr. Sambrooks' career included key leadership and technical roles in domestic and international operations with Santa Fe Energy Resources, Oryx Energy and Sun Oil Company.
Mr. Sambrooks holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Houston. Mr. Sambrooks serves as board president of the non-profit Communities in School of Houston and has served as a board member and volunteer for various non-profit organizations.
Mitchell G. Elkins
Executive Vice President Operations
Mr. Elkins joined Midstates Petroleum Company in January 2012 as currently serves as Executive Vice President - Operations. Mr. Elkins previously worked as the International Drilling Manager for Transatlantic in Istanbul and the Drilling and Completions Manager for Apache in their Australian operations. Prior to that, he held a variety of roles for Unocal, Apache and owned a project management company supporting clients such as Apache, Chevron, Perenco, Shell and others in international operations. He has 40 years of experience in the industry with 25 years of experience internationally. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Control Engineering with a Petroleum Production Base from the University of Texas Permian Basin.
Scott C. Weatherholt
Vice President - General Counsel & Corporate Secretary<br>Vice President - Land
Mr. Weatherholt joined Midstates Petroleum Company in February 2015 and currently serves as Midstates' Vice President - General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, as well as its Vice President - Land. For approximately 10 years prior joining Midstates, Mr. Weatherholt was an attorney at Samson Resources Company, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he had most recently held the position of Assistant General Counsel and oversaw Samson's day-to-day legal activities as well as had managerial responsibility for Samson's Land Administration and Division Order Departments. Prior to Samson, Mr. Weatherholt had been engaged in the private practice of law in Tulsa, Oklahoma with the Pray Walker Law Firm, with an emphasis upon energy and royalty owner litigation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.B.A. degree in Finance and the University of Oklahoma College of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate degree. He is a member of the American Bar Association and Oklahoma Bar Association as well as the Association of Corporate Counsel. Mr. Weatherholt is a board member of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, and is active on the OIPA's legislative and legal committees.