"We are very fortunate to have these three talented and innovative people heading our exploration and production efforts in various parts of the world," said David A. Hager, Kerr-McGee chief operating officer. "Terence, Frank and Greg bring an abundance of industry experience and leadership to their new positions. Each has proven his abilities by leading successful programs and keeping Kerr-McGee on the leading edge of exploration, production and technology."
As vice president of international exploration and production, Terence Jupp will be responsible for managing Kerr-McGee's development, production and the execution of the exploration program in international world-class proven hydrocarbon basins, including China, Brazil, West Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, and Australia along with the North Slope of Alaska.
Jupp has 24 years of experience in a variety of leadership roles within Kerr-McGee, including vice president and managing director of Kerr-McGee's former U.K. operations, vice president of Kerr-McGee's U.S. onshore operations, director of development for the Gulf of Mexico deepwater region, and development director of the Arman field in Kazakhstan. Jupp received a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A & M University in 1982.
Frank Patterson will manage Kerr-McGee's worldwide exploration program in the position of vice president of exploration and technology. His responsibilities include exploration strategy, planning, investment allocation and technology.
Patterson has been with the company since 1982. Since that time he has served in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as vice president of Gulf of Mexico exploration. During his career he has been responsible for Kerr-McGee's Nansen, Boomvang, Gunnison, Red Hawk, Constitution and Ticonderoga exploration programs. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Oklahoma in 1981.
As director of Gulf of Mexico exploration, Greg Jewell will manage Kerr- McGee's exploration efforts in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. These efforts include prospect and play generation and evaluation, lease sale participation and partner relations.
Jewell has 22 years of experience with the company and also has held positions of increasing responsibility, including exploration geologist for international exploration, director of exploration for the international shelf, director of exploration for China, exploration manager for the southern division and most recently as director of geology for the worldwide business development group. Jewell earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in geology from West Virginia University in 1981 and 1988 respectively.
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