Prior to his appointment, Pugh was the general manager of U.S. conventional at ExxonMobil, overseeing operations in Alaska, California, Wyoming and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. He joined ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in 2003 and has held a variety of senior executive positions in the corporation’s upstream operations, research and commercial organizations, with assignments in Canada, Kazakhstan and the United States.
Pugh holds a bachelor of science in physics and doctor of philosophy in materials science from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Pugh replaces Nathan Fay, who has been appointed vice president acquisitions and divestments in Houston, Texas. Fay’s departure comes as the West Barracouta project, the largest domestic gas project this decade, nears completion.
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