Houston-based E&P Murphy Oil Corp. has promoted Eric M. Hambly to president and COO and E. Ted Botner to executive vice president, effective Feb. 1. Both will continue to report to CEO Roger W. Jenkins, the company said in a Feb. 7 press release.

In an 18-year career with Murphy, Hambly played a vital role in Murphy’s global E&P operations, with increasing responsibilities primarily focused on offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico and Malaysia — and onshore operations in the U.S. and Canada. Hambly has served as executive vice president of operations since 2020.

Botner, who joined Murphy in 2001 as an attorney, has held several positions with increasing responsibilities in the U.S. He will maintain his role, held since 2020, as generate counsel and corporate secretary.

"I would like to congratulate Eric on his appointment and look forward to working with him in his new role. Together, we remain committed to the company's strategy of Delever, Execute, Explore, Return. We are aligned on further strengthening the company's balance sheet and rewarding our shareholders,” Jenkins said in a press release. "In addition, I would also like to congratulate Ted on his promotion which is in recognition of his longstanding legal counsel and contributions to our company."