Doug L. Keithly

Vice President – Operations


Doug L. Keithly was named Vice President – Operations in June 2016. He is responsible for overseeing development of one Newfield’s foundational assets—the STACK play in the Anadarko Basin. Keithly joined Newfield in 2000 as a drilling engineer and has progressed through the company serving in various leadership roles. He most recently held the position of General Manager, Operations, overseeing drilling, completions and production in the Mid-Continent region. Prior to that, Keithly was the General Manager, Operations, for the Rockies Business Unit where he led the company’s drilling, completions and production activities for the Uinta Basin. He also held the role of Corporate Drilling Manager located in The Woodlands and Operations Manager in the Mid-Continent where he was responsible for optimizing execution in three major play areas. Keithly started his career with Tenneco and moved to ARCO, Conoco, Sonat and El Paso, before making the transition to Newfield. He holds a B.S. in petroleum engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.