WPX Energy breaks ground for new downtown headquarters
8 Nov 2019
The placement of WPX Energy’s new headquarters, under construction at 222 N. Detroit Ave., pleases company CEO Rick Muncrief. Looking south toward the city skyline, he said he can view the company’s legacy at BOK Tower, where WPX’s forerunner, Williams Cos., took root. To the north he sees opportunity, to the west entrepreneurship and to the east John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, a testament, he said, to faith, hope and perseverance. “This location fits WPX just perfectly,” Muncrief said Tuesday at the ceremonial groundbreaking for WPX Energy’s new facility. “We’re truly excited to be here and part of this community. We like to do things the right way, and I think you’ll see us continuing to do that. “Although somewhat symbolic in nature, I think it’s very important for the community to see this cooperation that we’ve tried to set an example for other companies to follow … . That’s one of cooperation and collaboration and perseverance and looking to the future.” A crowd of about 200 turned out to celebrate WPX Energy’s 11-story future home. The 260,000-square-foot tower is being constructed on the site of the former Spaghetti Warehouse building. Currently located in the BOK Tower, WPX Energy and its 450 employees are scheduled to move into the new facility by the spring of 2022. Read more.