David A. Pivnik
Vice President – Geosciences
Dave Pivnik serves as Apex’s Vice President–Geosciences and also as the Deputy Exploration General Manager of Farah Petroleum Company. He brings over 30 years of geotechnical and leadership experience, including 10 years spent in Egypt.
Prior to joining Apex in 2016, 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, and has played key roles in exploration and development efforts in the North Sea, SE Asia, Rocky Mountains and west Texas. Dave has also managed geotechnical subsurface teams, including specialists focused on petroleum systems and geomechanics. His experience and skill set spans exploration and development, and his new ventures experiences are geographically wide-ranging, including MENA, SE Asia, Europe and Oceania. He has authored and co-authored numerous geotechnical papers, serves as an Associate Editor for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and has 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.