D. Paul Sparks, Jr.

Senior Vice President, Resource Development & Technology at Energen Resources Corp.

D. Paul Sparks, Jr.

D. Paul Sparks, Jr.

Senior Vice President, Resource Development & Technology at Energen Resources Corp.

Biography

D. Paul Sparks is on the board of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. and Independent Petroleum Association of America and Member of Downtown Exchange Club and Member of Sunrise Rotary Club. In the past Mr. Sparks was Senior Vice President-Operations for Energen Resources Corp., Senior Vice President-Resources Development at Energen Corp., Chairman of New Mexico Oil & Gas Association and Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers, Inc. Mr. Sparks received an undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University.

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Birthday

1963

Age

57

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Co-Founder at Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

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Assistant Secretary at Alagasco

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Chief Financial Officer, Director & Executive Vice President at Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

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President & Chief Operating Officer at Energen Resources Corp.

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Former Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Vice President at Alagasco

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Senior Vice President, Operations at Energen Resources Corp.

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General Manager-San Juan Basin Operations at Energen Resources Corp.

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Senior Vice President-Exploration & Geology at Energen Resources Corp.

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Benefit Plan Administrator at Energen Corp.

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Education

Mississippi State University forms part of a cohesive town-university community with the growing agricultural-commercial-industrial town of Starkville. Located in the eastern part of north-central Mississippi, it is 125 miles northeast of Jackson and 23 miles west of Columbus; it is served by Highways 82,12 and 25 and by feeder air service through the Golden Triangle Regional Airport 14 miles east. Away from urban complexities, the community enjoys many intellectual, cultural, and recreational advantages: the MSU-Starkville Civic Symphony and Chorus; the Starkville Community Theater; the University Lyceum series, bringing professional musical, dramatic, and artistic groups and performers to the campus; art exhibits, plays, and recitals by local and visiting artists; public radio and public television programs through Mississippi Public Broadcasting performances by popular musical groups of regional and national celebrity; frequent intercollegiate athletic events in modern facilities; and a variety of recreational opportunities on playing fields and courts, in neighboring forests, fields, and lakes, and along the nearby Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Mississippi State University is a comprehensive, doctoral-degree-granting university offering to a diverse and capable student body a wide range of opportunities and challenges for learning and growth; to the world of knowledge, vigorous and expanding contributions in research, discovery, and application; and to the State and its people in every region, a variety of expert services. Mississippi State University is designated as a Doctoral/Extensive institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is representative of the American Land-Grant tradition and distinctive in its own character and spirit, born of its Mississippi heritage and the vision and loyal perseverance of those who have labored in its development. Mississippi State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

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In 1957, the organization was officially founded as SPE, a constituent society of AIME. SPE became a separately incorporated organization in 1985. Our history begins within the American Institute of Mining Engineers (AIME). AIME was founded in 1871 in Pennsylvania, USA, to advance the production of metals, minerals, and energy resources through the application of engineering. In 1913, a standing committee on oil and gas was created within AIME and proved to be the genesis of SPE. The Oil and Gas Committee of AIME soon evolved into the Petroleum Division of AIME as membership grew and as interest among the members was more clearly delineated among the mining, metallurgical, and petroleum specializations.

Career History
Senior Vice President, Resource Development & Technology
1989 - Current

Energen Resources Corp. engages in the exploration of oil and natural gas. The company is headquartered in Birmingham, AL.

Senior Vice President, Resource Development & Technology
1989 - 2012

Energen Corporation is a growing oil and gas exploration and production company complemented by a single-state natural gas utility. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Energen has approximately 900 million barrels of oil-equivalent proved, probable, and possible reserves. The bulk of these all-domestic, all-onshore reserves are located in the Permian and San Juan basins. Over the last several years, Energen has positioned itself as a major producer of oil and natural gas liquids through acquisitions and drilling in the Permian Basin. Total liquids production in 2013 is estimated to increase more than 86 percent from 2010 levels and reflect a three-year compound average growth rate of 23-26 percent. A top 20 independent producer on the basis of U.S. proved reserves at year-end 2010, Energen’s exploration and production subsidiary is capitalizing on its balance sheet strength and financial capacity to embark in 2012 on another record year of capital investment to drill and develop its liquids-rich Permian assets. The company plans to continue developing its extensive Wolfberry inventory while pursuing multiple opportunities in the Permian’s Delaware Basin; these include the 3rd Bone Spring sands, the Avalon and Wolfcamp shales, and the Wolfbone play. Energen’s legacy business is natural gas distribution in Alabama. Regulated by the Alabama Public Service Commission, the largest gas utility in Alabama provides clean-burning, energy-efficient natural gas to more than 425,000 homes, businesses and industries. The utility is the primary contributor to Energen’s dividend, returning more than 65 percent of its net income to shareholders each year. Energen has paid a dividend each year since its inception in 1953, and the Energen Board of Directors has increased the cash dividend for 29 consecutive years.

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