Chevron Corp. has named Jeff Shellebarger as president of Chevron North America Exploration & Production Co., effective Aug. 1. Shellebarger succeeds Gary Luquette, who will retire from Chevron after 35 years of service.
Currently Shellebarger is managing director of Chevron’s IndoAsia business unit. Since joining Chevron in 1980, he has held a variety of upstream positions in the US, Angola, and Indonesia. In his new capacity, he will oversee Chevron’s E&P assets in California, the Gulf of Mexico, Pennsylvania, the US Midcontinent, and Canada.
Luquette has led Chevron’s North America upstream business since 2006. He previously held key E&P positions in Louisiana, California, the UK, and Indonesia. As head of the company's North America E&P business, Luquette opened new frontiers by advancing the firm’s presence in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and acquiring significant shale gas positions in Pennsylvania and Canada.