Stephen Riney has been tapped by Apache Corp. as executive vice president and CFO effective in February. He most recently served as CFO for BP plc's exploration production business, where he oversaw all accounting, business development, planning and commercial operations for the upstream segment. He previously had spent nine years with Amoco, which merged with BP in 1998. Riney holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree from the University of Chicago. John J. Christmann IV, formerly COO of North America operations, has assumed the role of president and CEO following the retirement of G. Steven Farris, 66, who had been CEO since 2002 and chairman since 2009 (see Daily GPI, Jan. 20).