Ben Dell is Chairman of Civitas Resources. Mr. Dell is a Managing Partner of Kimmeridge, a private equity firm focused on unconventional oil and gas assets in the US upstream energy sector. Prior to founding Kimmeridge in 2012, Mr. Dell was a Senior Equity Research Analyst for oil and gas exploration and production at Sanford C. Bernstein starting in 2003. He was previously in the M&A and finance group with British Petroleum (BP). Mr. Dell began his career at BP as an exploration and development geophysicist across several of BP’s regional business units. He holds a degree in Earth Sciences from St. Peter’s College, Oxford.