Papa is in his current position since 2015. Previously, he was CEO and chairman of EOG Resources Inc. from 1998 to 2013, serving in various management positions. In 2010 and 2013, the Harvard Business Review denoted him as one of the 100 Best Performing CEO's in the World and ranked him as the Best in the US Energy Industry. Mr. Papa was elected Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of EOG in August 1999, President and Chief Executive Officer and director in September 1998, President and Chief Operating Officer in September 1997 and President in December 1996, and was President-North America Operations from February 1994 to December 1996. Mr. Papa joined Belco Petroleum Corporation, a predecessor of EOG, in 1981. Mr. Papa is also a director of Oil States International, Inc., an oilfield service company.