Two longtime oil and gas execs join Canes Midstream

Dallas-based –Canes Midstream LLC  announced that it has added energy industry veterans Mike Hicks as Chief Operating Officer, and Dan Westcott as Chief Financial Officer. Hicks and Westcott join Scott Brown, Chief Executive Officer, to round out the Canes executive leadership team.

Most recently, Hicks served as President of Superior Pipeline Company, where he was responsible for the performance of natural gas gathering and processing facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Mike Hicks, Canes Midstream Chief Operating Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Prior to Superior Pipeline Company, Mike held various positions at Aka Energy Group in Durango, Colorado including Executive Vice President of Operations, and President of Frontier Field Services and Lumen Midstream Services, which were all part of the Southern Ute Growth Fund. Hicks earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa.

Dan Westcott, Canes Midstream Chief Financial Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Westcott brings nearly 20 years of energy experience to Canes, including eight years of executive experience at Legacy Reserves, a Midland, Texas-headquartered producer, where he first served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, then President, and finally as Chief Executive Officer.

“We are excited about the future of Canes as we’ve added Mike and Dan to our team and continue to grow in a fast-paced, customer-centric environment,” said Scott Brown, Canes Midstream Chief Executive Officer. “Both Dan and Mike have a long and proven history of success in the energy industry. They not only bring valuable experience and expertise in their disciplines, they embody the values, work ethic, and outside-the-box thinking skills that we hold dear at Canes.”

Canes operates strategic midstream assets located in the Southern Midland Basin, including 520 million cubic feet per day of processing capacity, more than 800 miles of pipelines, 42 compressor stations, a crude oil gathering system, and substantial acreage dedications from a diverse group of Midland Basin-focused producers.

Source: Business Wire