Sanchez Energy Corp. (NYSE: SN) has appointed Greg Kopel as senior vice president and general counsel, effective Dec. 14.
Prior to this appointment, Kopel served as vice president and associate general counsel at Breitburn Energy Partners LP. He has also served in corporate legal positions at Occidental Petroleum Corp. and LINN Energy LLC. Kopel earned a bachelor’s degree in government at the University of Texas at Austin, and a juris doctor degree at the University of Houston, and began his career working at two international law firms.
Sanchez Energy is an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition and development of unconventional resources in the onshore US Gulf Coast with a current focus on the Eagle Ford shale play in south Texas, where the company has assembled approximately 207,000 net acres, and the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) play.