High energy: Gaurdie Banister joins Aera as president and CEO.GAURDIE E. BANISTER JR. HAS BEEN APPOINTED PRESIDENT AND CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. OF AERA AERA American Educational Research Association
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Bakersfield (pop. 323,213GR2) is one of the fastest-growing, large-population cities in the United States. . becoming one of the first African Americans in the nation to run a major energy company. Aera Energy, jointly owned by affiliates of Shell Oil and ExxonMobil, is one of California's largest producers of oil and gas, accounting for approximately 30% of the state's production.
"My vision is to use Our world-class operational processes coupled with new, sophisticated technologies to unlock the 3 1/2 billion barrels of resources we have on our books in a safe and environmentally friendly Environmentally friendly, also referred to as nature friendly, is a term used to refer to goods and services considered to inflict minimal harm on the environment. way," Banister says. "I bring a global perspective to Aera, [recognizing] what's taking place around the world and how that affects our business."
Banister succeeds Aera's former president and CEO, Eugene J. Voiland, who retired at the end of 2007. Previously, Banister was vice president, technical at Shell EP Asia Pacific, which is part of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group's global exploration and production business. Based in Singapore, he was responsible for drilling and development activities in southeast Asia Southeast Asia, region of Asia (1990 est. pop. 442,500,000), c.1,740,000 sq mi (4,506,600 sq km), bounded roughly by the Indian subcontinent on the west, China on the north, and the Pacific Ocean on the east. , Australia, and New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. .
"Even as the sixth largest oil producer in the nation, our objective is to do better than that. We had $4 billion in revenues last year and certainly hope to increase production going forward as well as maintain our position of cost leadership," says Banisten who is also active in a number of community groups.