David A. Pursell

Executive Vice President – Planning, Reserves and Fundamentals

DAVID A PURSELL, 54, is executive vice president of Planning, Reserves and  Fundamentals.

Before joining Apache in early 2018, Pursell served as managing director of Investment Banking for Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. (TPH). Before that, he served as head of Macro Research and was one of the founders of Pickering Energy Partners, Inc. in 2004.  Prior to TPH, David was director of Upstream Research at Simmons & Company International. Earlier in his career, he worked in various production and reservoir engineering assignments at S.A. Holditch and Associates, which is now part of Schlumberger. While at Holditch, David’s  focus was on unconventional gas development in the US and India as well as international field studies in Mexico, Egypt, Venezuela, Indonesia, and Russia.  He began his career at ARCO Alaska in Anchorage with production and operations engineering assignments in South Alaska and the North Slope.

David holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University.

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