Anadarko Announces Senior Management Changes

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced several senior management changes that reflect the company's growth and continued emphasis on its core business of exploration and production. "We're focusing our best people and talent on what we do best -- finding and producing oil and natural gas -- and preparing for our future growth," said Anadarko Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Allison, Jr.

Bill Sullivan is promoted to executive vice president, exploration and production. He will assume responsibility for the company's exploration, development and production operations worldwide, including the significant operating subsidiaries for Canada and Algeria.

Rex Alman, currently vice president, domestic operations, is promoted to senior vice president, domestic operations. He will continue to oversee Anadarko's U.S. operations and will assume responsibility for offshore Gulf of Mexico as well. Alman will continue to be based in Houston.

Jim Emme, currently vice president, Canada, has been named vice president, exploration and will assume responsibility for the company's worldwide exploration efforts. He will transfer from Calgary to Houston.

Bob Daniels, currently manager, onshore exploration, is promoted to vice president, Canada. He will transfer to Calgary.

Anadarko also announced executive organizational changes in business development, strategy, planning and marketing functions. "Anadarko has experienced tremendous growth over the last year and the strategic decisions we're making today serve to elevate the planning, marketing and new business development roles of the leaders who will shape our future growth and direction," Allison added.

Bruce Stover has been promoted to senior vice president, worldwide business development. He will continue in his current role of directing the company's new business initiatives.

Michael D. Cochran, Ph.D., has been promoted to senior vice president, strategy and planning, where he will assume responsibility for the company's long-range strategic planning efforts. Cochran was vice president, exploration.

Richard J. Sharples has been promoted to senior vice president, marketing and minerals. "This promotion will enable Dick to continue to focus on our important marketing efforts and at the same time assume responsibility for the minerals operations, which are a key asset base for Anadarko," said Allison.