Eclipse Resources Shuffles Management Staff

Eclipse Resources, an independent exploration and production company, said Senior Vice President of Drilling and Completions Oleg Tolmachev has taken on the additional role of chief operating officer and has assumed full time responsibility over its Utica and Marcellus shale properties.

Former Chief Operating Officer Tom Liberatore has assumed a new role as executive vice president, corporate development and geosciences. He will lead acquisition and divestiture efforts and will continue to oversee the reservoir engineering, geology and petro physical departments.

CEO Benjamin W. Hulburt,said the company has placed an increased emphasis on its desire to grow both through the drill bit and through accretive acquisition opportunities.

The company also said all five wells on its Holiday pad in Ohio have turned to sales. The wells are the first Utica Shale dry gas wells to utilize the company’s Gen-3 completion design.