HOUSTON, Nov 08, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) today announced the promotion of John H. Jasek to Vice President and General Manager - Gulf of Mexico. He was previously General Manager - Gulf of Mexico.
"John has been a leader on our Gulf of Mexico team since joining us in 2000 and has done an excellent job of managing this division," said Newfield Exploration Chairman, President and CEO David A. Trice. "Our Gulf of Mexico success has helped fund growth in all other areas of the Company. Although our exploration focus has shifted to deepwater, we are still finding excellent development opportunities in shallow water and expect an active program to continue under John's leadership."
Prior to joining Newfield in 2000, Jasek worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Amoco Production Company. He is a 1991 graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's Degree in Petroleum Engineering. Jasek is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute.
Newfield Exploration Company is an independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company relies on a proven growth strategy growing reserves through the drilling of a balanced risk/reward portfolio and select acquisitions. Newfield's domestic areas of operation include the U.S. onshore Gulf Coast, the Anadarko and Arkoma Basins of the Mid-Continent, the Uinta Basin of the Rocky Mountains and the Gulf of Mexico. The Company has international exploration and development projects underway in Malaysia, the U.K. North Sea and China.
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