President, Chief Executive Officer, and Acting Chief Financial Officer

Michael Ure has served as a director and as President and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of Western Midstream Partners, LP since August 2019, and in addition as Chief Financial Officer since September 2020.

Mr. Ure previously served as Senior Vice President, Business Development, for Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation, a subsidiary of Occidental. Mr. Ure joined Occidental in 2014 as Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, with a leadership role in acquisitions, divestitures, trades, and swaps. During his tenure, he was accountable for Occidental’s business development activities in North and Latin America.

Prior to joining Occidental, Mr. Ure had a leadership role with Shell Exploration and Production’s Upstream Americas Business Development organization. A former investment banker most recently with Goldman, Sachs & Co., Mr. Ure has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets advisory transactions throughout the Americas and EMEA regions.

Mr. Ure holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Westminster College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.