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Chevron Press Release - Copi Vice President Mal Boyce To Retire

SAN RAMON, Calif., July 18, 1994 -- Malcolm W. (Mal) Boyce, exploration vice president for Chevron Overseas Petroleum Inc. (COPI), has elected early retirement effective Aug. 31, after a distinguished 38-year career. A successor has not yet been named.

Boyce is responsible for overseeing COPI's international exploration activities, which include operations in Angola, Congo, Nigeria and Papua New Guinea, among others.

He joined the Standard Oil Company of Texas in 1956 as a geologist in San Angelo, Texas. Subsequently, he held positions in Houston and Midland, Texas, and in Oklahoma City.

In 1968 Boyce moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and joined the international petroleum exploration company with responsibility for several African countries. In 1971 he was named manager of Chevron's North Sea exploration activities, based in Holland. During his tenure as manager, several oil fields were discovered and developed, including the giant Ninian Field in the British North Sea.

Boyce returned to the Bay Area in 1976 and served as regional manager of the company's European operations until being appointed to his current position in 1984.

Boyce, who is from upstate New York, received a bachelor's of arts degree in geology from Colgate University in 1954 and a master's degree in geology from Indiana University in 1956.

Boyce and his wife, Sylvia, live in Lafayette, Calif., and have two sons.

Updated: July 1994