Woolverton to lead Swift Energy

Sean Woolverton has been appointed chief executive officer of Swift Energy Co., Houston, effective Mar. 1.

Sean Woolverton has been appointed chief executive officer of Swift Energy Co., Houston, effective Mar. 1.

He takes over from Interim Chief Executive Officer Bob Banks, who will continue to serve as chief operating officer (OGJ Online, Sept. 29, 2016). Banks succeeded Terry E. Swift, who retired as chief executive officer on Oct. 7.

Woolverton previously served as chief operating officer of Samson Resources Co. beginning in November 2013. From 2007 to 2013, he held a series of positions of increasing responsibility at Chesapeake Energy Corp., including vice-president of its Southern Appalachia business unit.

Prior to joining Chesapeake, Woolverton worked for Encana Corp. where he oversaw its Fort Worth basin development and shale exploration teams in North Texas. Earlier in his career, he worked for Burlington Resources Inc. in multiple engineering and management roles.

The Eagle Ford shale-focused Swift Energy emerged from Chapter 11 restructuring on Apr. 22, 2016.

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