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Marathon Oil COO David E. Roberts, Jr. resigns

Staff writer | Jr.">December 11, 2012, Houston, Tx., USA | December 11, 2012
David E. Roberts, Jr.December 11, 2012, Houston, Tx., USA - Marathon Oil Corporation announced that David E. Roberts, Jr., executive vice president and chief operating officer, has resigned, effective December 14, 2012.
Mr. Roberts also serves as a member of the Company's executive committee. He was previously the executive vice president in charge of Marathon's worldwide Upstream operations, a position he held from 2008. He joined Marathon in 2006 as senior vice president of business development. He joined Marathon from BG Group, where he served in that company's Reading (U.K.) headquarters as executive vice president and managing director with responsibility for Asia and the Middle East.

Prior to joining BG, Mr. Roberts served as advisor to the vice chairman of Chevron Corporation from 2001 to 2003. His career in the industry began at Texaco, leading to a variety of engineering and operations management positions, including as business unit leader of the giant Kern River (California) field. Immediately prior to the Texaco and Chevron merger, he was the director of strategy for Texaco's global upstream business.

Mr. Roberts is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in mineral engineering (petroleum option). He serves on the University's College of Engineering Leadership Board and is a distinguished Engineering Fellow of the University.

Mr. Roberts serves on the board of directors of Flowserve Corporation, and healso has a personal focus as an industry leader on the critical challenge of achieving greater energy security for the world’s energy consumers and serves on the boards of both the Independent Producers Association of America (IPAA) and the American Exploration and Production Council (AXPC).