The four Chesapeake Energy executives that Lawler has dismissed from the company include chief operating officer Steve Dixon, head of oil and gas production Jeff Fisher, drilling executive Steve Miller and human resources chief Martha Burger. Lawler was named CEO of Chesapeake Energy in May after former CEO Aubrey McClendon left due to a series of civil and criminal probes, reports Reuters.
“This restructuring will position Chesapeake to be more competitive and focused, and it will further our strategies of financial discipline and profitable and efficient growth from captured resources” Lawler told Reuters.
Chesapeake made $580 million in profit during its second quarter, which is down 40% from second-quarter earnings in 2012. The company’s oil production during the second quarter increased by 44% when compared to oil production in the second quarter of last year.