WorldOil Shale boss Hamm gives oil forecasters a reality check The boom in U.S. shale-oil production requires "more sophisticated" forecasting than ever, billionaire oilman Harold Hamm said in an interview. Gulf Publishing Company welcomes Brian Nessen, group publisher for pipelines and infrastructure Brian Nessen, an experienced business-to-business media and trade show executive, has joined Gulf Publishing Company as group publisher. InterMoor appoints new global CEO InterMoor, a provider of mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations in subsea services group Acteon, has named Mark Jones as global CEO. Keystone champion named CEO at oil-sands giant Cenovus Alex Pourbaix, a driving force behind TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, has been named CEO at Cenovus Energy Inc., taking the reins as the company seeks to rebuild investor confidence following its $13.3-billion oil-sands buy earlier this year. Eldar Sætre to continue as Statoil’s CEO Statoil’s board of directors and chief executive Eldar Sætre have agreed that Sætre will continue as CEO after he turns 62 in February 2018. Eldar Sætre will thus not use his contractual right to retire at the age of 62. BP chairman announces retirment, board launches search for successor BP has announced that Carl-Henric Svanberg has informed the company’s board of directors of his intention to retire as chairman. Svanberg will chair the annual general meeting to be held in May 2018 and will remain in position until a successor is in post. Meet LAGCOE Looey 2017: Don Briggs, founding member and president of Louisiana Oil and Gas Association LAGCOE is proud to announce LAGCOE Looey 2017, Mr. Don Briggs, Founding Member and President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. LAGCOE Looey is an honorary position given to someone who has accomplished something great in the oil and gas industry. AADE Lafayette Chapter elects 2017-2018 board, committee members The Lafayette Chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) has elected its 2017-2018 board and committee members. Innovative Thinkers Dr. Jim Kaculi says he always “had a great desire to learn.” PESA to offer Alex Epstein workshop: How to talk to anyone about energy PESA, the national trade association for the oilfield service, supply and manufacturing sectors, offers a half-day workshop with Alex Epstein, author of "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels" on November 14, 2017, at OneSubsea, a Schlumberger Company.