Pioneer makes several executive appointments

Pioneer Natural Resources Co., Dallas, announced three executive appointments related to continued expansion of its operations in the US, South Africa, and Tunisia.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 9 -- Pioneer Natural Resources Co., Dallas, announced three executive appointments related to continued expansion of its operations in the US, South Africa, and Tunisia.

The company has divided executive responsibility for US operations, naming Jay Still executive vice-president, domestic operations, a position also held by Danny Kellum.

Kellum will continue to direct the asset teams in the Permian, Midcontinent, South Texas, and Mississippi areas, while Still will assume responsibility for the asset teams in the Rockies, Alaska, and the Barnett shale.

Previously, Still served as Pioneer's executive vice-president, western division. He joined the company in 1995 and was appointed head of the western division in September 2004. Prior to joining Pioneer, Still spent 10 years with Mobil Oil Co. in various drilling, operations, and reservoir engineering assignments.

Additionally, the company has promoted David McManus to executive vice-president, international operations. He joined the Pioneer team in early 2005 as vice-president, international operations, directing operations in South Africa and Tunisia. Before joining Pioneer he served as executive vice-president with BG Group. He also served as president of ARCO Europe and held senior positions with Lasmo PLC, Ultramar, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

Also, Denny B. Bullard has been promoted to vice-president, operations services. Bullard will have oversight of drilling, facilities, purchasing, and various compliance functions of the company.

Bullard previously was vice-president, engineering and development, of Pioneer's operating subsidiary. He joined the company in 1991 and has served in various senior capacities, including as vice-president, Gulf Coast operations, for Pioneer's operating subsidiary. Prior to joining Pioneer, Bullard held engineering and managerial positions with Conoco Inc. and Damson Oil Corp.

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