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Tim McIlwain

Tim McIlwain is senior vice president, Permian Operations, XTO Energy and is based in Houston.

Tim was born in Mobile, Alabama. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University.

Tim has spent 34 years in the industry, with the last 20 being at XTO. He came to XTO through an acquisition in 1998 and served as engineering manager in the newly-formed East Texas Division. In 2005, he moved to Fort Worth to start the Fort Worth Division (Barnett), serving as vice president. In 2011, Tim moved to Pittsburgh to start the Appalachia Division as senior vice president.

In 2013, he returned to Fort Worth to serve as senior vice president, Production Operations. Tim assumed his current role as senior vice president, Permian Operations in May 2018, leading the company’s effort to triple production in the Permian Basin by 2025.