Freed, Bourne named Apache midstream marketing executives

Apache Corp. has appointed two executives to its midstream and marketing team in its Houston office. Brian W. Freed has been named senior vice-president, midstream and marketing, and Robert W. Bourne has been named vice-president, business development, midstream and marketing.

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Apache Corp. has appointed two executives to its midstream and marketing team in its Houston office. Brian W. Freed has been named senior vice-president, midstream and marketing, and Robert W. Bourne has been named vice-president, business development, midstream and marketing.

Content Dam Ogj Online Articles 2017 04 Brian W Freed ApacheFreed will have leadership and oversight over all of Apache's midstream and marketing strategies, activities, and business opportunities in North America and internationally. Bourne will have responsibility for generating and developing business opportunities for Apache's Alpine High discovery, including executing a midstream and marketing strategy for Alpine High's oil, gas, and liquids production and managing commercial aspects of transportation, storage, processing, and marketing of hydrocarbon products from Alpine High.

Freed joins Apache from Crestwood Equity Partners LP, where he served as senior vice-president of commercial operations, Western US, from 2015 to 2017 and as vice-president of crude logistics for Inergy from 2012 to 2015, which merged with Crestwood. In 2002, Freed cofounded and served as president and chief executive officer of Entessa, a software and consulting company focused on the midstream oil and gas industry. In 2010, he led the merger and recapitalization of Energy Solutions International with Entessa and took the helm as chief executive officer.

Robert Bourne ApacheBourne has been focused on producer and end-user relations and midstream business development throughout his career. He has been responsible for commercial deals covering thousands of miles of pipe and associated infrastructure across the US Gulf Coast region. From 1984 to 2003, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Shell Trading, formerly Coral Energy, including as senior vice-president of producer services and derivative product marketing. Bourne was a founding member of the executive leadership team that oversaw the formation of Coral Energy, a partnership formed by Shell and Tejas-Acadian Gas.

His experience also includes serving as senior vice-president of business development for American Midstream Partners from 2014 to 2015; a principal of Costar Midstream LLC, an Energy Spectrum Capital company from 2012 to 2014; chief executive officer of Gas Solutions from 2010 to 2012; senior vice-president of Energy Transfer Partners, responsible for commercial and business development of the Houston Pipeline System from 2005-2009; vice-president of Crosstex Energy, now Enlink Midstream, from 2004 to 2005; and gas supply representative for Delhi Gas Pipeline from 1981 to 1984.

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