Top Exploration Executive plans and directs all aspects of an organization's oil and gas exploration function. Directs project leads/managers and ensures all projects are completed on time, within budget, and according to pre-established specifications for their region. Being a Top Exploration Executive requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Top Exploration Executive manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Top Exploration Executive typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience.