Aethon Energy Operating has announced the appointment of Andrea Wescott Passman as COO, Kang Chen as chief information officer, and Kat Lyles as general counsel. Preston Phillips, senior vice president, A&D and Commercial, has also been promoted to chief commercial officer.
Passman has 25 years of development and operations leadership experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer of Caerus Oil and Gas. Prior to Caerus, she served in engineering and operational leadership roles at publicly traded CNX for five years, most recently as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations.
Chen brings more than two and a half decades of strategic information, technology and digital experience to Aethon, including more than 20 years in the energy and chemical industries. He previously served as Manager of Digital and IT for ConocoPhillips Lower 48, which he joined through its acquisition of Concho Resources as Vice President and