30 Oct David A. Pivnik
David “Dave” Pivnik joined Apex in October 2016 as Vice President Exploration and New Ventures and brings over 26 years of geotechnical and leadership experience, including 10 years spent in Egypt.
Prior to joining Apex, he served in many geo-technical and leadership positions around the world with both majors and independent exploration and production companies. He discovered and developed several significant new oil and gas fields while in Egypt and Australia. Dave also managed a team of geotechnical subsurface specialists focused on petroleum systems and geomechanics in the Permian Basin. His experience and skill set spans new ventures, exploration and development. He has served as an Associate Editor for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists since 2004 and has also taught geology at the university level.
Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from the State University of New York at Fredonia, a master’s in geology from the University of Rochester, and a PhD in geology from Dartmouth College.