Apache Promotes Executives To Lead Worldwide Growth Initiatives

Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:07pm EST

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HOUSTON,  Jan. 24, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting its expanding worldwide
operations, Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) has promoted executives to
lead new growth initiatives.  

Since 2010, Apache has completed more than  $16 billion  in acquisitions across
its global portfolio. In addition, Chevron recently joined the Kitimat LNG
project - a move that is expected to help Apache monetize two of the largest
natural gas resources in  North America  - Horn River and Liard in  British
Columbia, Canada  - through a planned liquefied natural gas project on the
province's northwest coast.  

"These events have significantly expanded the scope and breadth of Apache's
operations," said  G. Steven Farris, Apache's chairman and chief executive
officer. "Simply put, we are bigger, stronger and more diverse than ever as we
head into 2013."  

To accommodate this growth,  Thomas E. Voytovich  will assume the newly created
position of executive vice president of international operations, with
responsibility for all of Apache's regional activities outside the U.S. Lower
48, excluding the  Kitimat  gas monetization project.  

Voytovich has served as region vice president and general manager of Apache's 
Egypt  operations since 2009. Earlier, he was vice president of the Central
Region from 2006 to 2009 and the region's exploration manager from 2004 until
2006. Prior to joining Apache in 1993, he worked in geological, engineering and
management positions with Shell Oil Co., Petro-Lewis, Berexco, and Hillin-Simon
Oil Co. Voytovich received a bachelor of science degree in geological
engineering from  Michigan Tech  and is an American Association of Petroleum
Geologists (AAPG) Certified Petroleum Geologist.

Thomas M. Maher, currently vice president and managing director of Apache's
operations in  Australia, will assume the role of vice president and general
manager of Apache's  Egypt  operations. Prior to his promotion to vice president
in  Australia  in 2010, Maher served in  Egypt  as manager of geology from 2002
to 2005 and manager of exploration from 2005 until 2010. He also was exploration
manager of the Central Region from 1995 to 2002. Prior to joining Apache, he
worked in various exploration and development geology assignments with Cotton
Petroleum and Texaco in the Mid-continent, Rockies and  China. Maher holds a
bachelor of science degree in geology from the  University of Massachusetts, a
master's degree in geology from  Miami University  (Ohio), and an MBA from the 
University of Phoenix. He is an AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist.

Faron J. Thibodeaux  has been promoted to vice president and managing director
in  Australia. He joined Apache in 2008 and served most recently as director of
operations in  Australia. In 2011, Thibodeaux was transferred to  Australia 
from  Egypt, where he was the drilling manager. Prior to joining Apache, he
worked for Chevron and Unocal in various engineering and management positions,
including assignments in the  Gulf of Mexico,  Indonesia,  Cambodia, and 
Thailand. He holds a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from
the  University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

As a result of the change in operatorship of Kitimat LNG and Apache's continued
focus on the upstream development of Horn River and Liard,  Timothy O. Wall 
will lead the initiative as president of Kitimat Upstream Operations. Wall has
served as region vice president and president of Apache Canada Limited since
2009. Prior to these Canadian leadership roles, Wall held several international
positions for Apache Corporation. He first joined Apache in 1990 as an engineer
in  Houston, and moved to  Midland  as Permian Basin district manager in 1993.
He became  Gulf Coast  production manager in 1996, country manager for  China 
in 1997, Central Region operations manager in 2000, and North Sea operations
manager in 2004. In 2006, he assumed the positions of Australia Region vice
president and managing director of Apache Energy Ltd. Wall graduated from  Texas
A&M University  with a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering.

Robert Spitzer  will join the Kitimat Upstream Operations team as executive vice
president of development. Spitzer has held leadership positions in Apache's
exploration program in  Canada  since joining the company in 1999. Prior to
joining Apache, he held geology and exploration management positions at Shell
Canada. He holds degrees in geology and geography from  McMaster University.

Janine J. McArdle  will continue as senior vice president of gas monetization
and president of Kitimat LNG. McArdle served as vice president of oil and gas
marketing from 2002 to 2010, directing Apache's worldwide crude oil and natural
gas marketing activities. Prior to joining Apache, she served in management
positions with Aquila Europe Ltd., Aquila Energy Marketing and Hesse Gas, and
was a member of the board of directors of Intercontinental Exchange, the
electronic trading platform. McArdle holds a bachelor's degree in chemical
engineering from the  University of Nebraska  and an MBA from the  University of

Timothy J. Sullivan  has been promoted to region vice president and president of
Apache Canada Limited, replacing Wall. Sullivan joined Apache in 1986 and has
served as reservoir engineering manager of the Central Region since 1997. Prior
to joining Apache, he served in various engineering roles for Cotton Petroleum
and Texaco. He holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from 
Iowa State University.

About Apache

Apache Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company with
operations in  the United States,  Canada,  Egypt, the United Kingdom North Sea,
 Australia  and  Argentina. Apache posts announcements, updates, investor
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