Michael H. Lou

EVP, Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Commercial Officer

Michael Lou serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Lou has more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Chord Energy from July 2022 to March 2024. Prior to that, Mr. Lou served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Oasis Petroleum and its subsidiaries, starting in 2011. He served as Senior Vice President of Finance from 2009 to 2011 and as President and Director of the general partner of Oasis Midstream Partners LP from 2017 until OMP’s acquisition by Crestwood Equity Partners LP in 2022. 

Mr. Lou began his career as an analyst for Merrill Lynch’s investment banking group in 1997. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Lou held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as a Vice President for Bank of America’s investment banking group. He served as Vice President for First Albany Investment Banking from 2004 to 2006. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Lou was a Director for Macquarie Investment Bank. From 2006 to 2008 he served as Chief Financial Officer of XXL Energy Corp., a publicly listed Canadian oil and gas company. In 2008, he served as Vice President Finance of Warrior Energy N.V., a publicly listed Canadian oil and gas company, and as the Chief Financial Officer of Giant Energy Ltd., a private oil and gas management company. Mr. Lou was an independent contractor in 2009 prior to joining Oasis.

Mr. Lou holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University.