DAVID A. PURSELL is executive vice president of Development.
Mr. Pursell previously served as Apache’s executive vice president of Planning, Reserves and Fundamentals. Before joining Apache in early 2018, Mr. Pursell served as managing director of Investment Banking for Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. (TPH). Previously, he served as head of Macro Research and was one of the founders of Pickering Energy Partners, Inc. in 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Pursell 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, Mr. Pursell’s focus was on unconventional gas development in the U.S. 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.
Mr. Pursell holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University.