Faron J. Thibodeaux, SPE, was promoted at Apache to vice president and managing director in Australia. He joined the company in 2008 and served most recently as director of operations in Australia. In 2011, Thibodeaux was transferred to Australia from Egypt, where he was the drilling manager. Prior to joining Apache, he worked for Chevron and Unocal in various engineering and management positions, including assignments in the Gulf of Mexico, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Thailand. Thibodeaux earned a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.