Joey Hall was appointed VP Eagle Ford Asset Team in February, 2010, where he assumed responsibility for all planning, development and operational activities for Pioneer’s Eagle Ford asset in South Texas. Mr. Hall has served Pioneer in several positions since 1997, most recently as Operations Manager in Alaska where he was responsible for all drilling, production and construction activities. During his time in Alaska, Pioneer completed the Oooguruk development establishing Pioneer as the first independent oil and gas company to produce on the North Slope of Alaska.
Prior to serving in Alaska, Mr. Hall held several positions managing offshore, onshore and international projects across the company including Pioneer’s Falcon deepwater development in the Gulf of Mexico. He began his career with a predecessor company, Mesa, in 1989, and worked as Sr. Operations Engineer in the Hugoton for Anadarko Petroleum from 1994 to 1996.
Mr. Hall has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas (inactive).
Greg Leyendecker was promoted to Sr. VP and Regional Manager of SM Energy Company in July, 2010. Mr. Leyendecker joined SM Energy as South Texas & Gulf Coast Region Operations Manager in December 2006 and was appointed VP and Regional Manager in July 2007.
Mr. Leyendecker began his career with Unocal Corporation from 1980 until its acquisition by Chevron in 2005. From 2002 to 2004 he was Drilling Manager for Unocal’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit and from 2004 to 2005 served as Unocal’s Global Production and Reservoir Engineering Technology Manager. He was appointed Drilling and Workover Manager for the San Joaquin Valley Strategic Business Unit of Chevron in Bakersfield, California in August 2005 and held this position until January 2006. Immediately prior to joining SM Energy, Mr. Leyendecker was Vice President of Drilling Management Services for Enventure Global Technology. Mr. Leyendecker also serves as Secretary and Director of the Palmer Drug Abuse Program in Houston.