Frank Patterson is joining Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) as executive vice president of exploration, land, and subsurface technology. Patterson replaces John Kapchinske, who recently retired from the company.
Patterson served in various roles at Anadarko Petroleum Corp. from 2006 to 2015, most recently as senior vice president of international exploration. In that role, he was responsible for leading business development and international new ventures, including developing and executing exploration and appraisal plans for all of Anadarko’s international acreage positions. Patterson led the teams responsible for the discovery and appraisal of multiple discoveries across Ghana, Mozambique, Brazil, and Cote d’Ivoire.
Patterson also previously worked as vice president of deepwater exploration at Kerr-McGee, where he was responsible for the capture, development, and execution of prospect inventory in the Gulf of Mexico, and as manager of geology at Sun E&P/Oryx Energy.
Patterson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Oklahoma, and serves on the Board of Visitors at the University of Oklahoma’s Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy.