William D. Schneider serves as Advisor for Newfield's China business. Schneider, who is a retired founding member of Newfield, previously served as Senior Vice President – Exploration and was responsible for the Company’s exploration and geoscience disciplines as well as new ventures and technology services. Before that, he held the position of Vice President – Gulf of Mexico & International. Prior to this role, Schneider was Vice President – Onshore Gulf Coast and International from 2008 to 2011 and Vice President – International from 1998 to 2008. He also served as Manager – Exploration from 1992 to 1997, Technical Coordinator from 1991 to 1992 and from 1989 to 1992, Schneider was a company geologist. Prior to Newfield, he was Division Geologist in the Western Gulf Division of Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production Company. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in geology from Boston University and is a member of the American Association of Geologists. Mr. Schneider is an active member of the IPAA where he served as Chairman of the International Committee and a member of the Board of Directors from 1999 to 2009.