WorldOil Norway prime minister wins second term as insurgency against oil fizzles Prime Minister Erna Solberg became Norway’s first Conservative Party leader in over three decades to be re-elected as a movement to stop further oil exploration in western Europe’s biggest petroleum producer fizzled. Norwegian Petroleum Directorate hires new exploration director Torgeir Stordal has been hired as the exploration director in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. YPF CEO resigns as oil company readies asset sales, shale focus Ricardo Darre, CEO of YPF SA, has resigned as Argentina’s largest oil producer prepares to sell at least $1 billion in assets and focus on developing the world’s second-biggest reserve of shale gas. KrisEnergy announces appointment of new CEO KrisEnergy Ltd., an independent upstream oil and gas company, announces that Kelvin Tang, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and president of the Company’s Cambodian operations, has been appointed CEO with effect from Sept. 1, 2017. SEG announces results of 2017-2018 board of directors election The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) today announced results of its 2017-2018 board of directors election. Former Anadarko CEO back in the oil game James Hackett, the former chief executive of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. who retired to attend Harvard Divinity School, is back to running an oil company. Hunting announces appointment of new CEO Hunting is pleased to announce the promotion of Arthur James (Jim) Johnson as CEO with effect from Sept. 1, 2017. Jim will succeed Dennis Proctor, who will retire as CEO and as a director of Hunting on the same date. API applauds Senate action to restore quorum at FERC API applauded the Senate’s action today to confirm Rob Powelson and Neil Chatterjee to be commissioners at FERC – restoring a quorum at the agency. Oil "God" Andy Hall closes down main hedge fund after major loss If an oil trader so good that he was known as “God” can’t win in today’s markets, it’s hard to imagine who can. API welcomes nominations of Kevin McIntyre, Richard Glick to FERC API welcomed the administration’s nominations of Richard Glick to be a commissioner and Kevin McIntyre to be the chairman of FERC and called on the Senate to promptly approve these nominations so that the agency can continue its work to approve important infrastructure projects across the country.