President / COO
Rodney Dykes joined Cox Operating in November 2010 as Chief Operating Officer, having most recently served as an independent consultant to several offshore and onshore operators. Mr. Dykes has over 33 years of experience in all phases of oil and gas exploration and development in both technical and managerial capacities. In the international oil and gas industry, his experience stretches over West Africa, Southeast Asia and South America and included jobs as Project Manager for Maxus Energy Corporation in Ecuador, where he managed more than 1,500 people as part of a one-billion dollar project. He also served as International Drilling Manager at Maxus with responsibility for exploration and development operations in Bolivia and Colombia. Mr. Dykes also worked with CMS Oil and Gas to establish an international operating staff. He also was responsible for performing due diligence with respect to the acquisition of Walter International, Inc. and, following the acquisition, assumed responsibility for three international projects in the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia, CMS’s first-ever role as an international operator.