Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: UPL) reports that William Picquet intends to retire from the company at the end of April. In connection with Picquet’s retirement, Ultra's board of directors has promoted Brad Johnson to the role of senior vice president of operations, effective April 1.
Johnson joined Ultra Petroleum in 2008 as director of reservoir engineering and planning before being named vice president of reservoir engineering and development in January 2011. He has over 19 years of industry experience including operations, engineering, acquisitions, project management, and corporate planning. Prior to Ultra, he served in various engineering and leadership capacities with Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Pennsylvania.