On May 1, Continental Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLR) detailed several changes to its executive leadership.

Gary E. Gould was promoted to senior vice president of operations and resource development, and Eric S. Eissenstat became chief risk officer, the company said.

Gould replaced Richard E. Muncrief in the role, the company said, noting that Muncrief moved to WPX Energy Inc. (NYSE: WPX) as its president and CEO.

Gould was previously the vice president of resource development, and Eissenstat will continue as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, the company added.

Before joining Continental in 2013, Gould worked for Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) and Burlington Resources, as well as ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the company noted. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree, as well as a master’s degree, in petroleum engineering from the University of Kansas, the company said.

"Gary has established himself as an impactful leader here at Continental, and his broad energy experience makes him exceptionally well suited for this expanded role,” said Harold G. Hamm, Continental’s chairman and CEO.

He added, “Under Gary's leadership, we expect ongoing operational excellence as we implement our five-year plan to triple the size of the company. We have exceptional depth in our management team."

Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources produces domestic oil.