Future of Energy: James Hackett
November 30, 2011 - "North America's New Age of Energy Abundance: Prudent Oil and Natural Gas Development"
James Hackett, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
James T. Hackett is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, one of the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. He joined the company in December 2003 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Houston-based Anadarko is active in the United States, Algeria, Brazil, China, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Indonesia and Ghana and is executing strategic exploration programs in several other countries.
Before joining Anadarko, Mr. Hackett served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Devon Energy Corporation following its merger with Ocean Energy where he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, itself a product of a merger in 1999 with Seagull Energy Corporation where he was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. He joined Seagull from Duke Energy where he led its Energy Services Division as President. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Pan Energy when the company merged with Duke Power to create Duke Energy. His energy experience includes positions in engineering, finance and marketing with NGC Corp., Burlington Resources and Amoco Oil Co.
Mr. Hackett is Chairman of America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) and is on the Board of several industry associations including the American Petroleum Institute and the National Petroleum Council. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is a director of Fluor Corporation and Halliburton and serves as Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He is the former Chairman and now member of Houston Grand Opera’s Board and serves as Vice Chairman of the Baylor College of Medicine, and on the Boards of the Welch Foundation for Chemistry, the Business Roundtable, and the Trilateral Commission. He is also a Board Member and adjunct professor at Rice University.
Mr. Hackett holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. He and his wife Maureen have four children.