BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P., an oil and gas master limited partnership, announced the appointment of Mark L. Pease as Chief Operating Officer effective immediately, overseeing company-wide operations from BreitBurn's rapidly growing Houston office.
Mr. Pease has more than 27 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with Anadarko Petroleum, where he was a Senior Vice President responsible for all exploration and production in North America, overseeing production of approximately 330,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day with a $2.6 billion annual capital budget. During his career at Anadarko, Mr. Pease had worldwide responsibility for drilling, major project management, production technology and corporate planning as well as serving on the Executive Committee.
He began his career with Anadarko in 1979 as an engineer and continued to hold positions of increasing responsibility. He was General Manager of Anadarko Algeria in 1993, Vice President, Algeria in 1998, Vice President, Engineering and Technology and Vice President, International and Alaska Operations in 2001, Vice President, U.S. Onshore and Offshore in 2002 and Senior Vice President, North America in 2004. Mr. Pease graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1978 with a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering. He has served on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas.
Hal Washburn, Co-CEO of BreitBurn, said, "We are very pleased to welcome Mark to our team. His extensive experience managing operations throughout North America is a perfect fit for BreitBurn's strategic focus. Mark has an excellent track record of driving profitable, disciplined growth in oil and gas production and reserves and we are confident his expertise will help us further maximize the value of our assets while continuing to facilitate our ongoing growth initiatives. Mark's presence in Houston will also be an important element of BreitBurn's increased visibility in the market for acquiring accretive oil and gas assets in the years ahead."
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