By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Apr. 3 -- ExxonMobil Corp. has made several executive appointments.
The major has elected M.W. Albers senior vice-president. He will become a member of the corporation's management committee and assume certain responsibilities for its upstream businesses.
Prior to his appointment, Albers held various managerial positions in development, operations, production, and engineering. Most recently, he served as president of ExxonMobil Development Co. following his role as EMDC vice-president, Africa, Chad/Nigeria.
Albers also served as executive assistant to ExxonMobil's chairman and president at the company's Irving, Tex., headquarters. Prior to that, he served as Alaska interests manager and production manager for the Western US.
After several assignments in Texas and New Jersey, in 1991 Albers transferred to Esso Australia in Melbourne as technical manager and later became operations manager. He has been with the company since 1979.
Separately, N.W. Duffin, executive vice-president of EMDC, was appointed president of EMDC, succeeding Albers.
Duffin joined Mobil Oil Co., UK, in 1979 and has held various managerial positions in production, operations, and development.
In 1992, he served as producing advisor for Europe and Africa based in Fairfax, Va. In 1995, he transferred to Aberdeen as operations and northern North Sea manager and in 1998 was named senior vice-president, Mobil Oil Indonesia.
After the Exxon-Mobil merger, Duffin became vice-president, EMDC, with responsibility for projects in Russia-Caspian Sea and the Middle East. He later served as vice-president, Africa, for ExxonMobil Production Co.