Apache Announces Executive Appointments HOUSTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) today announced the following promotions:
- John Christmann has been named vice president, business development.
- Kregg Olson has been named vice president, corporate reservoir engineering.
Christmann joined Apache in 1997 and has served in various positions of increasing responsibility in business development and, most recently, as production manager for the Gulf Coast Region. Previously, he was employed by Vastar Resources/ARCO Oil and Gas Company. He holds a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Colorado School of Mines and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business.
Olson joined Apache in 1992, serving in various positions of increasing responsibility in corporate reservoir engineering. He has been director of technical services, which includes corporate reservoir engineering, since 1995. Olson previously was associated with Grace Petroleum Corporation. He holds a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and is a member of the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
"Both John and Kregg are extremely valuable members of the Apache team," Farris said. "We are fortunate to have such able talent who can now step forward and grow even further in their careers with Apache."
Apache also announced that Lisa Stewart, executive vice president, business development and exploration and production services, has resigned in order to join El Paso Corporation as president of production and non-regulated operations.
"Lisa Stewart has done an outstanding job in her endeavors for Apache over the last 20 years," said G. Steven Farris, Apache's president, chief executive officer and chief operating officer. "I am certain she will make a meaningful contribution at El Paso. Although we will miss her, this is a great opportunity and we wish her well."
Apache Corporation is a large oil and gas independent with core operations in the United States, Canada, Western Australia, Egypt and the United Kingdom North Sea.