Employee Well-being & Engagement

We strive to make Denbury a great place to work because we believe it is an important driver to employee well-being, retention and corporate success. We are dedicated to creating a workplace where every employee has the support and tools necessary to succeed. At Denbury, our work culture is relaxed, rewarding, focused, challenging and friendly. We work to create an atmosphere of trust and teamwork that brings out each employee’s unique talents. We believe our most important resource and our biggest competitive advantage is our highly skilled, knowledgeable and diverse workforce.


All of our employees are encouraged to use their skills and creativity in their areas of expertise, creating an atmosphere of cooperation and respect. We work as a team to develop innovative solutions that exceed expectations.

We believe in our employees’ right to a safe work environment, excellent work culture and competitive compensation. A culture of empowerment frees employees to develop ideas for tomorrow to facilitate the continued success of Denbury.


At Denbury, we strive for diversity and inclusiveness to be a part of our culture. We recognize the benefits we all share as a result of a diverse culture and are continually looking for ways to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Commitment to Equal Employment

Our Company provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, membership in the uniform services or any other category protected by applicable law. Denbury makes employment-related decisions without regard to any legally-protected status. Discriminating against anyone because of his or her protected traits is a violation of our Code, Company policies and the law and is not tolerated at Denbury.

Commitment to Equal Employment
Many female employees at Denbury are members of and partake in events hosted by the Women’s Energy Network – Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters. At the October 2018 Women’s Energy Network Fort Worth luncheon, Denbury’s own Kelly Richmond, Asset Integrity Manager, was a featured speaker. Kelly delivered a speech on “Taking Risks and Capitalizing from Them.”


Senior management believes that engagement and transparency with our employees is an important part of building trust and helping our employees feel rewarded, heard and secure about Denbury and their jobs. We have a number of company initiatives that focus on employee engagement.

Town Hall Updates

Periodically, our senior management team invites all employees to employee town halls, led by our CEO, which includes an update on our business and company performance, charitable activities, and safety updates, highlighting key achievements and individuals, followed by a candid Q&A session. Additionally, periodically throughout the year, officers of the Company travel to different field offices to speak in-person with field employees.

Town Hall UpdatesOfficers of the Company visit a field office to speak in-person with field employees.

Lunch with the Leaders

On a frequent basis, members of the senior management team invite a small rotating group of employees to an informal lunch. An update is provided on business initiatives and projects, and employees have a direct opportunity to engage with, and ask questions of, our senior management team.


Denbury believes that promoting health and wellness among our employees and their families is critical to our success and necessary as part of our commitment to our employees. Our focus on the health and wellness of our employees goes beyond compliance with occupational health and safety regulations.

Wellness Program


Denbury’s wellness program serves to encourage, educate and empower employees to take action toward improving and maintaining their health and well-being. Denbury provides its employees the opportunity to participate in “Vitality.” Vitality is an interactive and personalized wellness program that helps employees meet their wellness goals like losing weight, quitting smoking, becoming more active, improving diets and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Wellness Screening

Wellness Screening

Each year, wellness screenings are conducted on-site in Plano as well as at various field locations with services offered to both employees and their spouses. Preventive care is covered 100% under the Denbury health plan for enrolled employees and their dependents. In addition, flu shots are offered on-site and free of charge to employees and their dependents (spouse and children).

Employee Assistance Program

Through Denbury’s Employee Assistance Program, employees can get help with matters such as balancing work and family, staying healthy, finding legal help, locating child care and handling finances.

Hurricane Harvey Relief

In August 2017, South Texas was severely impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Some Denbury employees and their families were affected by this disaster. In an effort to help those in need, Denbury and our employees gathered donations in the form of money, gift cards, clothing, household items, pet food, and hurricane survival and clean-up kits. These items were personally delivered to impacted employees by Chris Kendall, our CEO, and Ricky Williams, our Director of Gulf Coast Operations.

In response to Hurricane Harvey, Denbury also setup an Employee Emergency Fund. The program is intended to provide financial assistance to employees affected by catastrophic events or natural disasters. The fund is made up of contributions from employees which can be collected by items sold, fundraisers, or straight donations. Our employees made contributions to the Employee Emergency Fund from the sale of office furniture, art, laptops, t-shirts, and monetary donations to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Overall, Denbury and our employees raised over $28,000 to help fellow employees impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Hurricane Harvey Relief
Hurricane Harvey Relief



Denbury has a long-standing tradition of offering exceptional benefits to its employees. These benefits are designed to help us attract and retain talented employees by creating a great working environment for our employees. We have been working hard to reduce costs and have taken a close look to determine the employee benefits that provide the most value to our employees. We have changed many practices, events and benefits during the last few years in order to be as cost-conscious as possible while still providing the great working environment that is a foundation of Denbury.

Denbury Headq Throughout Denbury’s headquarters you will find photos taken by employees.

Competitive Compensation

Denbury closely monitors industry and geographical compensation information to ensure that its employees are being paid fairly and competitively.

Medical Benefits

Denbury provides its employees with multiple low-cost medical, dental and vision coverage options so each employee can participate in a plan that is appropriate for the needs of their family.


Denbury matches 100% of the first 6% of each employee’s pay contributed by the employee to their 401(k) plan. Annually, our 401(k) vendor provides educational sessions throughout the country discussing marketplace conditions, retirement planning and investment options.

Life Insurance

We want to provide for our employees and their families in the event of a death or serious injury. Denbury provides employees with basic life and accidental death and disability insurance at no cost to the employee. We also offer additional life insurance at a modest cost.


Denbury’s disability program protects our employees financially if they are unable to work as a result of an illness or injury. Denbury provides short-term and long-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee.

Cafeteria Denbury employees enjoying the Denbury Café at lunch.


At Denbury’s headquarters we have an on-site cafeteria, the Denbury Café, which provides breakfasts and lunches to our employees. The Café is a daily meeting place for employees to gather and share work ideas or take a break and relax with co-workers. The Café is mutually beneficial because our employees do not need to spend time preparing meals at home to bring to the office and they are also able to be more efficient and productive since they are not required to use valuable work hours to leave our campus to eat out.

Matching Gift Program

Under Denbury’s matching gifts program, we match, dollar-for-dollar, up to $500 donated by an employee to any eligible charitable organization.

Denbury Events

Denbury sponsors and hosts many events for its employees and their families. These events create an employee-focused and family-oriented environment.

Denbury Event

Employees gathered at Denbury’s headquarters in Plano, Texas for the 2nd annual Hoops for the Hospital – NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge. All proceeds were donated to Children’s Health.

Denbury Event

Denbury hosted a Trick or Treat event full of Halloween activities for Denbury families at our headquarters in Plano, Texas.

Denbury Event

Employees participate in a Denbury sponsored softball team to compete with other oil & gas companies.

Denbury Event

Denbury sponsored CPR training at the American Heart Association’s 2018 Dallas Heart Walk. Denbury employees and their families participated in the walk to help fight our nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers—heart disease and stroke.

Denbury Event

Denbury was a corporate sponsor at the 2018 Grandscape Walk to End Alzheimer's in The Colony, Texas. Denbury families were invited to walk together in support of the cause.

Denbury Event

Denbury hosted a Hallway Golf Tournament. Various departments at Denbury participated in a competition to build the best mini golf course hole.

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