John D. Ford

Regional Vice President


John D. Ford was named Regional Vice President in June 2017. He is responsible for managing Newfield’s assets in its Anadarko Basin STACK play and in the Arkoma Basin of Oklahoma. A 35-year veteran of the oil and gas industry, Ford joined Newfield from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation where he most recently served as Vice President of Exploration and Production Services. While at Anadarko, Ford held a number of senior level roles including Vice President of Operations – West Texas; General Manager – Wattenberg Field, Colorado; and Director of Global Portfolio Planning and Reserves Administration. He started his career with Sun Exploration and Production Company before moving to Oryx Energy Corporation; Amerada – Hess Corporation; and Kerr McGee Corporation. Ford holds a B.S. in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. He also attended the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.