Kent Wells

Director Since 2015


Mr. Wells has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently retiring from his position as CEO and President of Fidelity Exploration & Production Company in February 2015 after serving 32 years with Amoco and BP. He launched his career as a petroleum engineer with Amoco Canada Pet. Co. in 1979 and quickly advanced to take on a number of key roles in the organization. From 2000 – 2002, Mr. Wells held the position of Vice President, Rockies, and from 2002 – 2005, Vice President, Gulf of Mexico Shelf, BP America. He also served as General Manager, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations, 2005 – 2007 and as Senior Vice President, Exploration and Production North America Gas, BP America, from 2007 – 2011. He joined Fidelity Exploration & Production Company in 2011 where he assumed the responsibility of President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2013, he was made Vice Chairman of MDU Resources, the parent company of Fidelity, and elected to serve on its board. He retired from Fidelity and MDU Resources, including its board, in February 2015.


Nominating and Corporate Governance; Operations and Reserves.


B.S. in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University in Canada.


Served on the Board of regional chapters of the MS Society and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


Served on the Board of MDU Resources (2013-2015).