Murphy Oil Corporation Promotes Eric M. Hambly to Position of President and Chief Operating Officer and E. Ted Botner to Executive Vice President

February 7, 2024

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2024-- Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) today announced the following promotions, effective February 1, 2024. The Board of Directors has appointed Eric M. Hambly to the role of President and Chief Operating Officer and E. Ted Botner to Executive Vice President. Mr. Hambly and Mr. Botner will continue to report to Roger W. Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer.

Over his 18-year career with Murphy, Mr. Hambly has played a vital role in the success of Murphy’s global exploration and production operations. He has earned roles with increasing responsibilities primarily focusing on offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico and Malaysia, as well as onshore operations in the US and Canada. He was promoted to his current position as Executive Vice President, Operations in 2020.

Mr. Hambly earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Joining Murphy in 2001 as an attorney, Mr. Botner has held several positions with increasing responsibilities in the US and Malaysia culminating in 2020 to his current role as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Botner will maintain his role of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Mr. Botner earned bachelor’s degrees in arts and business administration from the University of Texas, a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and a law degree from the University of Arkansas.

“I would like to congratulate Eric on his appointment and look forward to working with him in his new role. Together, we remain committed to the company’s strategy of Delever, Execute, Explore, Return. We are aligned on further strengthening the company’s balance sheet and rewarding our shareholders,” stated Roger W. Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer. “In addition, I would also like to congratulate Ted on his promotion which is in recognition of his longstanding legal counsel and contributions to our company.”


As an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, Murphy Oil Corporation believes in providing energy that empowers people by doing right always, staying with it and thinking beyond possible. Murphy challenges the norm, taps into its strong legacy and uses its foresight and financial discipline to deliver inspired energy solutions. Murphy sees a future where it is an industry leader who is positively impacting lives for the next 100 years and beyond. Additional information can be found on the company’s website at


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