Apache Promotes Executives To Lead Worldwide Growth Initiatives
HOUSTON, Jan. 24, 2013
HOUSTON, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Reflecting its expanding worldwide
operations, Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) has promoted executives to
lead new growth initiatives.
Since 2010, Apache has completed more than $16 billion in acquisitions across
its global portfolio. In addition, Chevron recently joined the Kitimat LNG
project – a move that is expected to help Apache monetize two of the largest
natural gas resources in North America – Horn River and Liard in British
Columbia, Canada – through a planned liquefied natural gas project on the
province's northwest coast.
"These events have significantly expanded the scope and breadth of Apache's
operations," said G. Steven Farris, Apache's chairman and chief executive
officer. "Simply put, we are bigger, stronger and more diverse than ever as we
head into 2013."
To accommodate this growth, Thomas E. Voytovich will assume the newly created
position of executive vice president of international operations, with
responsibility for all of Apache's regional activities outside the U.S. Lower
48, excluding the Kitimat gas monetization project.
Voytovich has served as region vice president and general manager of Apache's
Egypt operations since 2009. Earlier, he was vice president of the Central
Region from 2006 to 2009 and the region's exploration manager from 2004 until
2006. Prior to joining Apache in 1993, he worked in geological, engineering
and management positions with Shell Oil Co., Petro-Lewis, Berexco, and
Hillin-Simon Oil Co. Voytovich received a bachelor of science degree in
geological engineering from Michigan Tech and is an American Association of
Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Certified Petroleum Geologist.
Thomas M. Maher, currently vice president and managing director of Apache's
operations in Australia, will assume the role of vice president and general
manager of Apache's Egypt operations. Prior to his promotion to vice president
in Australia in 2010, Maher served in Egypt as manager of geology from 2002 to
2005 and manager of exploration from 2005 until 2010. He also was exploration
manager of the Central Region from 1995 to 2002. Prior to joining Apache, he
worked in various exploration and development geology assignments with Cotton
Petroleum and Texaco in the Mid-continent, Rockies and China. Maher holds a
bachelor of science degree in geology from the University of Massachusetts, a
master's degree in geology from Miami University (Ohio), and an MBA from the
University of Phoenix. He is an AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist.
Faron J. Thibodeaux has been promoted to vice president and managing director
in Australia. He joined Apache in 2008 and served most recently as director of
operations in Australia. In 2011, Thibodeaux was transferred to Australia from
Egypt, where he was the drilling manager. Prior to joining Apache, he worked
for Chevron and Unocal in various engineering and management positions,
including assignments in the Gulf of Mexico, Indonesia, Cambodia, and
Thailand. He holds a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from
the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
As a result of the change in operatorship of Kitimat LNG and Apache's
continued focus on the upstream development of Horn River and Liard, Timothy
O. Wall will lead the initiative as president of Kitimat Upstream Operations.
Wall has served as region vice president and president of Apache Canada
Limited since 2009. Prior to these Canadian leadership roles, Wall held
several international positions for Apache Corporation. He first joined Apache
in 1990 as an engineer in Houston, and moved to Midland as Permian Basin
district manager in 1993. He became Gulf Coast production manager in 1996,
country manager for China in 1997, Central Region operations manager in 2000,
and North Sea operations manager in 2004. In 2006, he assumed the positions of
Australia Region vice president and managing director of Apache Energy Ltd.
Wall graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science degree in
Robert Spitzer will join the Kitimat Upstream Operations team as executive
vice president of development. Spitzer has held leadership positions in
Apache's exploration program in Canada since joining the company in 1999.
Prior to joining Apache, he held geology and exploration management positions
at Shell Canada. He holds degrees in geology and geography from McMaster
Janine J. McArdle will continue as senior vice president of gas monetization
and president of Kitimat LNG. McArdle served as vice presidentof oil and gas
marketing from 2002 to 2010, directing Apache's worldwide crude oil and
natural gas marketing activities. Prior to joining Apache, she served in
management positions with Aquila Europe Ltd., Aquila Energy Marketing and
Hesse Gas, and was a member of the board of directors of Intercontinental
Exchange, the electronic trading platform. McArdle holds a bachelor's degree
in chemical engineering from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from the
University of Houston.
Timothy J. Sullivan has been promoted to region vice president and president
of Apache Canada Limited, replacing Wall. Sullivan joined Apache in 1986 and
has served as reservoir engineering manager of the Central Region since 1997.
Prior to joining Apache, he served in various engineering roles for Cotton
Petroleum and Texaco. He holds a bachelor of science degree in civil
engineering from Iowa State University.
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