Apache picks new SVP of planning and energy fundamentals

Oil and gas company Apache Corporation has named a new senior vice president of planning and energy fundamentals.

Apache said on Monday that David Pursell would take up the position on March 12.

The company added that Pursell would oversee corporate planning as well as energy fundamentals systems, processes, and analysis.

John J. Christmann IV, Apache’s chief executive officer and president, said: “I am pleased to welcome Dave to Apache’s executive management team. Dave’s skills, expertise and capabilities will further enhance our robust internal planning processes and assist in the execution of our long-term profitable growth strategy.”

Pursell previously served as managing director of Investment Banking for Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Before that, he served as head of Macro Research and was one of the founders of Pickering Energy Partners. He was also a director of upstream research at Simmons & Company International.

Earlier in his career, he worked in various production and reservoir engineering assignments at S.A. Holditch and Associates, which is now part of Schlumberger.

Pursell began his career at ARCO Alaska in Anchorage with production and operations engineering assignments in South Alaska and the North Slope.