Apache Names GM to Lead Alaska Operations

Apache announced that John Hendrix has been appointed general manager of the company's Alaska operations and will be based in Anchorage.

Hendrix, who grew up in Homer, Alaska, has been general manager of Apache's Qarun Petroleum Co. joint venture in Egypt since 2006. He joined the company in 2005 as production engineering manager of the Gulf Coast Region.

"John brings a range of onshore, offshore, arctic and deepwater experience as well as deep Alaska roots; he will help Apache establish a new operating base in the Cook Inlet," said John Bedingfield, vice president of worldwide exploration and new ventures. "Apache has built a base of 900,000 gross acres in Cook Inlet, a proven hydrocarbon basin, and we look forward to using modern 3-D seismic technology to help unlock its untapped potential."

Apache has commenced its multi-year Cook Inlet seismic acquisition program with initial operations on the basin's west side.

Hendrix started his oil and gas industry career with Schlumberger in Alaska. He had a range of positions with BP in Alaska and several international assignments before joining Apache. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee.