Michael J. Stover, SPE, was appointed to the newly established position of vice president, operations services for Marathon Oil where he has oversight responsibility for the company’s upstream development, technology, technical excellence, global procurement, land and commercial services, and drilling and completions activities. Since 2011, he was manager of the company’s mid-continent production operations. Stover joined Marathon in 1986, initially as a roustabout, followed by operations and reservoir engineering assignments for the Yates Field located in west Texas. In 1991, he transferred to the company’s international group in Houston and was responsible for reservoir and economic studies for fields in Ireland, Tunisia, and Norway. From 1995 through 2000, Stover was located in Anchorage, Alaska, where he worked development and exploration projects associated with Marathon’s operations on the Kenai Peninsula. In 2000, he joined Marathon’s Corporate Strategic Planning group in Houston. His responsibilities included business planning and corporate portfolio modeling to support the reorganization of USX Corporation that led to the establishment of Marathon Oil Corporation as a standalone company. After that, Stover relocated to Aberdeen, Scotland, where he held the position of European business unit subsurface and business planning manager. In 2005, he returned to the US as east Texas/north Louisiana asset manager, a role that expanded in 2006 to include Oklahoma. In 2009, he became director of central evaluation and financial planning. Stover earned a bachelor of science degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1986.