Apache Corp. has promoted executives to lead new international growth initiatives. Thomas E. Voytovich will become executive vice-president of international operations, with responsibility for all of Apache's regional activities outside the mainland US, excluding the Canadian Kitimat LNG project (OGJ Online, Dec. 26, 2012).
Voytovich 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 2006-2009 and the region's exploration manager from 2004 until 2006.
Thomas M. Maher, currently vice-president and managing director of Apache's operations in Australia, will become 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 2002-05 and manager of exploration during 2005-10. He also was exploration manager of the central region from 1995-2002. Before joining Apache, he worked in various exploration and development geology assignments with Cotton Petroleum and Texaco in the Mid-Continent, Rockies, and China.
Faron J. Thibodeaux was 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 Corp. and Unocal Corp.
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 Ltd. since 2009. Prior to these Canadian leadership roles, Wall held several international positions for Apache Corp. In 2006, he was Australia region vice-president and managing director of Apache Energy Ltd.
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.
Janine J. McArdle will continue as senior vice-president of gas monetization and president of Kitimat LNG. McArdle served as vice-president of oil and gas marketing from 2002-10, directing Apache's worldwide crude oil and gas marketing activities. Before joining Apache, she served in management positions with Aquila Europe Ltd., Aquila Energy Marketing, and Hesse Gas.
Timothy J. Sullivan was promoted to region vice-president and president of Apache Canada Ltd., 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 worked for Cotton Petroleum and Texaco Inc.