Brett Wiggs

Chief Executive Officer of Oryx Midstream Services

Brett R. Wiggs is a successful leader in the energy industry with a long history of creating growth and value. He has served as a director of Denbury since September 2020, bringing his extensive experience in the industry both in the U.S. and abroad.

Mr. Wiggs is the Chief Executive Officer of Oryx Midstream Services. While continuing to lead it today, Mr. Wiggs formed Oryx in late 2013 and grew the company from a start-up to its sale to Stonepeak Energy Partners for $3.6 billion in 2019. In less than seven years, Oryx became the second largest oil gathering and regional transport company in the Permian Basin, moving approximately 700,000 barrels of oil per day through more than 1,500 miles of pipe and approximately 3 million barrels of storage, the majority of which were developed and built as greenfield assets. In late 2021, Oryx combined all of its assets with the Permian Basin assets of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. to form the largest oil gathering and transport venture in the Permian Basin. Mr. Wiggs continues to serve on the board for the new joint venture in addition to continuing as the CEO of Oryx Midstream Services.  

Most recently prior to founding Oryx in late 2013, Mr. Wiggs served as a managing director for EnCap Flatrock Midstream. Previously, Mr. Wiggs served as CEO of DFW Midstream Services, a natural gas gathering company focused in the Barnett Shale. Within three years of starting the company in 2008, Mr. Wiggs built a gathering system with more than 80 miles of large and small diameter pipeline and approximately 50,000 horsepower of compression in a dense urban environment. Mr. Wiggs has also served as president and general manager of Bolivia’s principal oil and gas pipeline company, Transredes SA, and as president and CEO of the Cuiaba Integrated Power Project, a power plant and natural gas pipeline project located in western Brazil. Additionally, Mr. Wiggs has held various business development and management positions at TXU.

Prior to beginning his business career, Mr. Wiggs served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from West Point and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas.