Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): October 20, 2014





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





Delaware 001-16179 72-1409562
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
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919 Milam Street, Suite 1600,

Houston, Texas 77002


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 228-0711


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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


Departure and Appointment of Directors


On October 20, 2014, EPL Oil & Gas, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), announced that David West Griffin was stepping down from his position as Director on the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”), as well as from all other positions with any subsidiaries or affiliates of the Company.


The Company also announced that the Bruce W. Busmire, age 57, was elected to serve as a Director on the Board, effective October 20, 2014.


Mr. Busmire has more than 34 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and financial markets. Most recently, from March 2013 to September 2014, Mr. Busmire was Chief Financial Officer of Venari Resources, a private equity backed Deepwater Gulf of Mexico exploration company. Prior to that, Mr. Busmire was in key financial executive positions with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for eight years, serving as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer after initially serving as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to his positions with Anadarko Petroleum, Mr. Busmire was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Noble Corporation from 2005 to 2006. Prior to his time at Noble, he was a founding member of Pickering Energy Partners (now Tudor Pickering Holt & Co.), an energy investment and merchant banking firm. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Busmire was Vice President of Investor Relations for Ocean Energy, a NYSE-listed company with operations in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and West Africa, which was purchased by Devon Energy in February 2003.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  EPL Oil & Gas, Inc.
  By: /s/ Rick Fox
    Rick Fox
November 12, 2014   Chief Financial Officer