Whiting Petroleum Corp., Denver, has named Steven A. Kranker as vice-president, reservoir engineering/acquisitions, effective July 1. Kranker joined Whiting in March as first director, acquisitions/reservoir engineering.
Prior to joining Whiting, Kranker was manager, reserves, for Bill Barrett Corp. His previous experience includes reservoir engineering positions with Forest Oil Corp., Brunei Shell Petroleum, Arco Alaska Inc., Conoco Inc., and Shell Western E&P Inc.
J. Douglas Lang, Whiting’s vice-president of reservoir engineering/acquisitions, retired effective June 30. Lang joined Whiting in December 1999 and was appointed vice-president, reservoir engineering/acquisitions, in October 2004.