Sept 11 (Reuters) – Continental Resources Inc, the
largest oil producer in North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation,
said on Thursday that Rick Bott, its president and chief
operating officer, has resigned to pursue other opportunities.
Bott, 54, was widely seen as the probable successor to
Continental Chief Executive Officer Harold Hamm. His departure
leaves a talent gap at the top of the company, widely seen as
one of the leaders in the development of oil-rich shale
formations around the nation.