John Eckart, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Murphy Oil Corp., will retire in 2018 after nearly 28 years working for the El Dorado-based oil and gas company. Murphy Oil has started to search for his replacement, and Eckart will remain in his position until a successor is named and to assist in the transition.
Eckart joined the company as auditing manager in 1990 and took on roles to increase his responsibility before he was named to his existing position in 2015. He’s worked as part of the company’s executive leadership team and led the growth and improvements of its finance and accounting operations. He serves on the company’s pension investment, employee benefits and risk committees. He’s been recognized for his commitment to Murphy and its success.
“On behalf of the company, I want to thank John for his many years of service and wish him all the best in retirement. John has provided sound strategic advice and guidance in managing the financial affairs of the company, and his contributions will be greatly missed,” said Roger Jenkins, president and CEO.
Eckart said he’s looking forward to the “next chapter of my life. I am enthusiastic for Murphy as it enters this year with a solid portfolio of assets and robust business opportunities, a strong leadership team and outstanding, committed people. Over the course of my career, I have been provided many opportunities and have met wonderful people around the world. I will be leaving behind a great company.”
Murphy Oil is a global independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, with offshore production sites in Southeast Asia, Canada and the Gulf of Mexico, along with onshore plays in the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas, and Kaybob Duvernay and Montney, both in Canada.