Apache reorganizes executive positions

Houston independent Apache Corp. has made several changes to its executive organization, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Rod Eichler, president and chief operating officer since Feb. 2011, will be transitioning to the newly created roles of executive advisor to the chairman and chief executive officer of Kitimat (LNG and upstream), where he will focus on oversight of the firm’s LNG business, gas monetization, and corporate health, safety, environment and emergency response.

Eichler previously served as president and co-chief operating officer, international, managing the North Sea, Egypt, Australia, and Argentina regions since Feb. 2009 (OGJ Online, Feb. 20, 2009). He has held high-ranking positions with Apache and Axem Resources since 1993 (OGJ Online, Feb. 25, 2003).

John Christmann, region vice-president for the Permian since Jan. 2010, will assume the role of executive vice-president and chief operating officer, North America. He previously served as vice-president, business development. Since joining Apache in 1997, he has held positions in business development and production management in the Gulf of Mexico shelf region (OGJ Online, Jan. 14, 2004).

Tom Voytovich, executive vice-president for international operations since February, is taking on the role of executive vice-president and chief operating officer, international. He previously served as region vice-president and general manager of Apache Egypt, region vice-president of the central region, and exploration manager (OGJ Online, Jan. 25, 2013).

Michael Bose, region vice-president for Argentina, will transfer to Midland as the region vice-president for the Permian region. David Chi, manager of Argentina production and reservoir engineering, will be interim region vice-president for Argentina.

Rob Johnston will serve as executive vice-president and region vice-president for the central region.

As a result of these organizational changes, the three-person office of the chief executive will be discontinued, Apache said.

The reorganization comes on the heels of divestments by Apache totaling nearly $7.2 billion, with transactions involving company properties and assets in Canada, the Gulf of Mexico, and Egypt (OGJ Online, Sept. 18, 2013).

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