Michael J. Stover retired from his position as vice president of operations services at Marathon Oil after 30 years with the company. Stover began his career at Marathon as a roustabout, eventually being promoted to operations and reservoir engineering work for the Yates field in Texas. In 1991, he transferred to the company’s international group based in Houston and was responsible for reservoir and economic studies for fields in Ireland, Tunisia, and Norway. From 1995 to 2000, he worked development and exploration projects associated with the company’s former operations on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. He then served as Marathon’s European business unit subsurface and business planning manager, East Texas/North Louisiana asset manager, and director of central evaluation and financial planning. Stover had been in his current position since 2013. He holds a BS in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Pennsylvania State University.