Vice President – Completions
James T. Zernell was named Vice President – Completions in August 2014. Prior to this position, he served as Vice President – Production and before that, Manager – Production and H.S. & E. Zernell joined Newfield in 1997 and has held a number of leadership roles during his 17 years with the Company. Before coming to Newfield, he worked for ARCO Alaska and Tenneco Oil E&P. Zernell has held leadership roles in a number of industry organizations including chairman positions with the Offshore Issues Task Group for the Domestic Petroleum Council and for the Offshore Operators Executive Sub-Committee. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Zernell holds a degree in petroleum engineering from Penn State University.