Apache names senior VP of energy technology strategies

Oil and gas company Apache has named a new senior vice president of energy technology strategies, effective March 1.

Apache said on Thursday that W. Mark Meyer was appointed as the new VP of energy technology strategies.

John J. Christmann IV, Apache’s CEO and president, said: “Mark’s extensive experience and expertise will complement our efforts and enhance our ability to reduce our costs and drive further value. I look forward to the perspective and ideas he will bring to Apache and our focus on relentless improvement in all that we do.”

According to the company, Meyer will have leadership and oversight of Apache’s worldwide energy technology strategies team focused on increasing company value and overall performance.

His team will lead research and development of energy technologies and will identify energy technology solutions to meet Apache’s current and future needs.

Meyer will join Apache from Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., where he currently serves as a managing director in the securities division as head of energy technology research. Before that, Meyer served as head of securities and research.

Previously, he was president of RR Advisors and a co-founder and portfolio manager of many of its upstream investment strategies. He also served as a senior portfolio manager with CastleArk Management and as the lead E&P research analyst with Simmons & Company and Goldman Sachs.

Meyer’s oil and gas industry career involved a number of technical and operational assignments with Exxon, Chevron, and Union Texas Petroleum.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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