William E. Albrecht

William E. Albrecht

President, Moncrief Energy, LLC

Mr. Albrecht has extensive experience in the oil and natural gas industry and executive experience with a public oil and natural gas exploration and production company and an international offshore drilling company. As the President of an independent oil and natural gas company, he has deep knowledge of the current dynamics in the U.S. oil and natural gas industry. Additionally, Mr. Albrecht’s expertise in the field of engineering gives him technical understanding of Halliburton’s products, services, and customers.

Skills and Qualifications

Energy Industry, International Business, Strategic Planning: Mr. Albrecht has spent more than 40 years in leadership positions in the domestic oil and natural gas industry. Since 2021, he has been the President of Moncrief Energy. Previously, Mr. Albrecht was Chairman of the Board of California Resources Corporation (CRC), an independent oil and natural gas company. He worked as Vice President at Occidental Petroleum and as President of Oxy Oil & Gas, Americas. At Oxy, Mr. Albrecht had managerial oversight of its upstream assets. Prior to Oxy, Mr. Albrecht was an executive officer for domestic energy producer EOG Resources and a petroleum engineer for Tenneco Oil Company. Mr. Albrecht holds a Master of Science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy.

Accounting / Finance: Over multiple decades in oil and natural gas industry leadership roles, Mr. Albrecht has led development and acquisition efforts at companies including Kelley Oil & Gas Corp., Contour Energy, EOG Resources, and Occidental Petroleum. His responsibilities have included oversight and active engagement in accounting and finance matters at each assignment.

Health, Safety & Environment and Sustainability: As a petroleum engineer for Tenneco Oil Company, Mr. Albrecht had hands-on experience in health, safety, environmental, and sustainability efforts and knows what it takes to maintain a safe and sustainable workplace. As President of Oxy Oil and Gas USA and later President of Oxy Oil and Gas Americas, Mr. Albrecht provided leadership and oversight on Oxy HSE performance and continuous improvement efforts.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Mr. Albrecht oversees strategy at Moncrief Energy. At EOG Resources, he served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Engineering, where he had responsibility for acquisitions, divestitures, and the annual SEC year-end reserves report. As Chairman of the Board of Rowan Companies, Mr. Albrecht oversaw the 2018 merger of Rowan and Ensco. As Chairman of the Board at CRC, he oversaw asset acquisitions such as the 2018 Elk Hills oil field purchase from Chevron.

Human Resources / Compensation: As Chairman of the Board of CRC and as President of Moncrief Energy, Mr. Albrecht gained significant industry experience regarding compensation and HR matters, such as recruitment and hiring, benefits, and training.


Halliburton Committees

  • Compensation
  • Health, Safety and Environment (Chair)

Current Public Company Directorships

  • Chairman of the Board, Vital Energy (formerly Laredo Petroleum Inc.) (since 2020)

Former Public Company Directorships (within the last five years)

  • Chairman of the Board, Rowan Companies (2015-2019)
  • Chairman of the Board, California Resources Corporation (2014-2020)
  • Lead Independent Director, Valaris Inc. (2019-2021)

Other Directorships and Memberships

  • Director, Terra Energy Partners
  • Director Certified, National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Board Leadership Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors


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