Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. has appointed Keith Yankowsky as executive vice-president and chief operating officer, effective Sept. 1. He will report directly to Gary C. Evans, chairman and chief executive officer.
Yankowsky has more than 28 years of engineering experience—including operations, drilling, and completions—within large independent oil and natural gas companies focused on both conventional and unconventional resource plays. Prior to his appointment at Magnum Hunter, Yankowsky served since 2013 as vice-president of Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s Appalachia South business unit.
During his 9-year tenure at Chesapeake, he also held the title of vice-president of engineering technology and special projects, and was involved in overseeing a variety of engineering and operational functions specifically related to horizontal drilling and fracture stimulation techniques within the Marcellus and Utica shale plays.