Ernest A. Leyendecker Named EVP, International and Deepwater Exploration
Darrell E. Hollek Named EVP, Operations
“We are fortunate to have the quality and depth of leadership to make these appointments and to effect executive management succession with such talented individuals,” Anadarko Chairman, President and CEO Al Walker said. “Darrell and Ernie have significant experience and strong leadership track records of success as they assume these expanded responsibilities. They have been instrumental in advancing Anadarko’s exploration, production and development worldwide, and we are confident they will continue to create value for our stakeholders. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to Bob for his enduring contributions as a pioneer who helped solidify Anadarko’s reputation as an industry-leading exploration company, and also to Jim for his leadership and numerous successes over his distinguished career. They each made Anadarko a better company.”
Hollek has been with the company since 1980, when he joined as a field engineer. Since that time he has held positions of increasing responsibilities overseeing global deepwater drilling, international, Gulf of Mexico and U.S. onshore exploration and production, as well as environmental, health, safety and regulatory. Hollek will also remain a director of Western Gas Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Anadarko, and Western Gas Equity Holdings, LLC, the general partner of Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE: WGP), a publicly traded midstream limited partnership.
Leyendecker has more than 30 years of experience and joined the company in 2002. He has held positions of increasing responsibility including General Manager for Worldwide Exploration Engineering, Planning and International Negotiations, Vice President of Corporate Planning and Sr. Vice President, Gulf of Mexico Exploration.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to shareholders by exploring for, acquiring and developing oil and natural gas resources vital to the world’s health and welfare. As of year-end 2015, the company had approximately 2.06 billion barrels-equivalent of proved reserves, making it one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies. For more information about Anadarko and Flash Feed updates, please visit www.anadarko.com.
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