Anadarko reorganizes management

Woodlands-based Anadarko on Tuesday informed it has made several changes to its leadership team. 

Darrell Hollek, formerly executive vice president, U.S. onshore exploration and production, has been named executive vice president, operations with responsibility for the company’s U.S. onshore exploration, production and midstream activities, along with its Gulf of Mexico and international operations, the company said in its statement.

Hollek, who has joined the company in 1980, held a number of positions overseeing global deepwater drilling, international, Gulf of Mexico and U.S. onshore exploration and production, as well as environmental, health, safety and regulatory.

He will remain as director of Anadarko’s unit Western Gas Holdings and Western Gas Equity Holdings the general partner of Western Gas Equity Partners, a publicly traded midstream limited partnership.

Ernie Leyendecker, formerly senior vice president, international exploration, has been named executive vice president, international and deepwater exploration.

Leyendecker, who has over 30 year of experience joined the company in 2002 and held a number of positions including general manager for worldwide exploration engineering, planning and international negotiations, vice president of corporate planning and senior vice president, Gulf of Mexico exploration.

Bob Daniels, formerly executive vice president, international and deepwater exploration, will continue as an executive vice president and a member of the company’s executive committee until his retirement later this year, Anadarko said.

Jim Kleckner, formerly executive vice president, international and deepwater operations is also retiring.

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