David Pursell has taken over as senior vice president of planning and energy fundamentals at Apache. He will oversee corporate planning as well as energy fundamentals systems, processes, and analysis. Pursell previously served as managing director of investment banking for Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Before that, he was head of Macro Research and was one of the founders of Pickering Energy Partners. He was also a director of upstream research at Simmons & Co.
Pursell began his career at ARCO Alaska with production and operations engineering assignments in South Alaska and the North Slope.