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Richard Lynch
Senior Vice President, Developments, Drilling and Completions

Richard Lynch is Senior Vice President, Developments, Drilling and Completions of Hess Corporation, a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.

In this role, Lynch is responsible for functional delivery of field development, major infrastructure, drilling and completions projects and driving functional excellence through standards, processes, technology and talent management.

Prior to joining Hess in April 2014, Lynch spent 14 years with BP, most recently as Vice President, Global Wells Organization where he was responsible for the safe, compliant and reliable delivery of all upstream activities associated with drilling, completions, interventions and wellbore integrity. Under Lynch’s leadership, the organization built the Containment Response System to shut-in a well in the event of an uncontrollable leak, created the BP Global Wells Institute to develop the technical expertise of employees and contractors, and established new drilling and completion standards and policies following the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon incident.

Lynch holds a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming.