Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Scott M. Heck is Chief Operating Officer for Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. Scott joined Energy XXI in February of 2017. Scott has worked in E&P for over 36 years, and recently served as Chief Operating Officer for Bennu Oil & Gas, LLC overseeing all exploration and production operations reporting to Bennu’s chief executive officer. He retired from Hess Corporation in early 2014 where he was Senior Vice President of Global Offshore Production & Global Exploration. In this capacity, he was responsible for the operations and development of assets producing in excess of 200,000 boepd from eight countries around the world, including a prominent position in the Gulf of Mexico. His responsibilities also included leading the organization responsible for capturing, maturing and discovering conventional exploration opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa / South America Conjugate Margin, and Malaysia.
Prior to his most recent Hess role, he served as Senior Vice President of Exploration & Production Technology, which he established, then subsequently led, to provide support to solve critical technical challenges faced by the company’s global E&P business; this role was also responsible for the company’s global reserves group, and included assuring compliance with SEC rules and SPE PRMS guidelines.
Earlier in his tenure at Hess, Scott served in a variety of technical and leadership roles, including Manager - GOM Offshore Engineering, Manager - GOM Offshore Production & Development, Vice President – West Africa Production and Senior Vice President - Americas & West Africa Production. He began his career with Tenneco Oil in Bakersfield, California in 1980 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College.