People: Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK)
7 Mar 2014
Mr. Robert Douglas Lawler has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Chesapeake Energy Corporation effective June 17, 2013. Mr. Lawler is a petroleum engineer with 25 years of experience in the upstream Exploration and Production industry who has served in increasingly senior leadership roles at Anadarko independent upstream company in the U.S. with a $45 billion market capitalization. He is a proven oil and gas executive with experience in asset development, operations management and engineering as well as experience in corporate and strategic planning. During Mr. Lawler's 25 years at Anadarko and Kerr-McGee, he served in multiple engineering and leadership positions within a diverse geographic portfolio including U.S. Onshore, deepwater Gulf of Mexico and international assets. He was most recently Senior Vice President, International and Deepwater Operations and a member of Anadarko's Executive Committee. In this capacity, he was responsible for new and existing developments, including Anadarko's multi-train LNG project in Mozambique. In addition, Mr. Lawler has been instrumental in Anadarko's achievement of operational and capital efficiency. He previously served as Anadarko's Vice President, Operations for the Southern and Appalachia Region, where he directed the development of four shale plays: Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Haynesville and Permian Bone Spring/Avalon. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility within Anadarko's operations, business planning and analysis departments, including Vice President, Corporate Planning. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from Rice University.
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