HOUSTON, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) today promoted six managers to Vice President.
W. Mark Blumenshine was promoted to Vice President - Land. Prior to this assignment, he was Manager - Land. Blumenshine joined Newfield in 2001 and has helped lead a significant expansion in the Company's acreage base. Prior to joining Newfield, he worked for Dominion Exploration & Production Co. He is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen, the Houston Association of Professional Landmen, the Professional Landman's Association of New Orleans the North Houston Association of Professional Landmen and the Houston Land Managers Association. Blumenshine is a graduate of the University of Texas with Bachelor's degrees in Petroleum Land Management and Business Administration.
Mona Leigh Bernhardt was promoted to Vice President - Human Resources. Prior to this assignment, she was Manager - Human Resources. Bernhardt joined Newfield in 2000 and has been instrumental in the hiring of the employees associated with Newfield's growth. Prior to joining Newfield, she worked for Exxon. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management. Bernhardt graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Public Relations and holds a M.S. degree in Organizational Communications from Purdue University.
Stephen C. Campbell was promoted to Vice President - Investor Relations. Prior to this, he served as Manager - Investor Relations. Campbell joined Newfield in 1999 after working for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He is a member of the Petroleum Investor Relations Association, the National Investor Relations Institute, the Public Relations Society of America and the Texas Public Relations Association. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Journalism.
James J. Metcalf was promoted to Vice President - Drilling. In this capacity, he is responsible for the Company's global drilling operations. Prior to this, Metcalf served as Manager - Drilling and has been an employee of Newfield since 1995. Prior to joining Newfield, he worked for Tenneco Oil E&P and two Gulf Coast Independents as VP Operations. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the International Association of Drilling Contractors, the American Association for Drilling Engineers and the National Ocean Industries Association. Metcalf holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College.
Mark Spicer was promoted to Vice President - Information Technology. Prior to this assignment, he was Manager - Information Technology. Prior to joining Newfield, Spicer worked for Amerada Hess Corp. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Spicer holds degrees in Geological and Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
James T. Zernell was promoted to Vice President - Production. Prior to this promotion, he was Manager - Production and H.S. & E. Zernell is responsible for managing the Company's production in the U.S. and overseas. Zernell joined Newfield in 1997 and prior to this worked for ARCO Alaska and Tenneco Oil E&P. Zernell holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Penn State University.
Newfield Exploration Company is an independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company relies on a proven growth strategy that includes balancing acquisitions with drill bit opportunities. Newfield's areas of operation include the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. onshore Gulf Coast, the Anadarko and Arkoma Basins of the Mid-Continent, the Uinta Basin of the Rocky Mountains and offshore Malaysia. The Company has international development projects underway in the U.K. North Sea and in Bohai Bay, China.
Newfield Exploration Company For information, contact: 363 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Ste. 2020 Steve Campbell Houston, TX 77060 (281) 847-6081 http://www.newfld.com firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Newfield Exploration Company -0- 11/28/2005 /CONTACT: Steve Campbell of Newfield Exploration Company, +1-281-847-6081, or email@example.com / /Web site: http://www.newfld.com / (NFX) CO: Newfield Exploration Company ST: Texas IN: OIL SU: PER GN-JP -- DAM034 -- 8547 11/28/2005 16:00 EST http://www.prnewswire.com