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William J. Way

SouthWest Energy


Bill Way is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Energy Company. In 2011 he joined the company as Chief Operating Officer responsible for all of the company’s E&P and midstream businesses. From 2014 to 2016 he served as President and Chief Operating Officer before being named to his current role in 2016. Before joining Southwestern Energy, he was Senior Vice President, Americas at BG Group plc, with responsibility for E&P, Midstream and LNG operations in the U.S., Trinidad and Tobago, Chile, Bolivia, Canada and Argentina as well as BG’s global shipping business. He began his career at Conoco and over the course of his more than twenty-seven year tenure, he held a wide range of senior leadership positions in E&P, LNG, Midstream and Shipping operations in the U.S., Scotland, United Arab Emirates, and Trinidad and Tobago. Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and his MBA from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and serves as a Director for several secondary educational organizations. Bill is a member of the Texas A&M Engineering Advisory Council.

Research Interest

Focus in natural gas and petroleum exploration

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