Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has announced a number of leadership changes, including the appointment of Darrell Hollek – the former Executive Vice President, US Onshore Exploration and Production – to the position of Executive Vice President, Operations. He will be responsible for the company’s US onshore exploration, production and midstream activities, as well as its international and Gulf of Mexico operations.
In addition to this, Anadarko has appointed Ernie Leyendecker – the former Sr. Vice President, International Exploration – to the position of Executive Vice President, International and Deepwater Exploration.
Bob Daniels, meanwhile, who is the former Executive Vice President, International and Deepwater Exploration, will remain in his role as an Executive Vice President and member of the company’s Executive Committee until his retirement in late 2016. Joining him in retirement is Jim Kleckner, the former Executive Vice President, International and Deepwater Operations.
The Chairman, President and CEO of Anadarko, Al Walker, said: “We are fortunate to have the quality and depth of leadership to make these appointments and to effect executive management succession with such talented individuals.
"Darrell and Ernie have significant experience and strong leadership track records of success as they assume these expanded responsibilities. They have been instrumental in advancing Anadarko's exploration, production and development worldwide, and we are confident they will continue to create value for our stakeholders. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to Bob for his enduring contributions as a pioneer who helped solidify Anadarko's reputation as an industry-leading exploration company, and also to Jim for his leadership and numerous successes over his distinguished career. They each made Anadarko a better company."
Edited from press release by David Rowlands
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