Global Conference 2010
President, Oxy Oil & Gas USA
William Albrecht is President of Oxy Oil & Gas USA, an affiliate of Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. An international oil and gas exploration and production company, Occidental is the fourth-largest oil and gas company in the United States, based on market capitalization. Albrecht has management responsibility for all of Occidental's U.S. oil and gas operations, which comprise the corporation's largest business unit. He joined Occidental in 2007 after serving as vice president of acquisitions and engineering for EOG Resources. Albrecht began his career as a reservoir engineer at Tenneco Oil Company. Previously he served in the United States Army from 1974 to 1979, attaining the rank of captain. A member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, he is active in a number of industry organizations, including service as a director of the American Petroleum Institute. Albrecht holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy and an M.S. from the University of Southern California.