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Exxon Mobil announces executive management changes

Tom Walters, president, Exxon Mobil Production Co., has announced his intention to retire after more than 38 years of service. Walters joined Exxon USA in 1978 in Los Angeles and has held a variety of technical and managerial positions in production, operations, development and global services.

New president of Chevron Africa and Latin America E&P named

Chevron Corporation has named Clay Neff as president of Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Tesco names John Gatlin as senior V.P and COO

Tesco Corporation has appointed John Gatlin as senior V.P. and COO, effective immediately. In this role, Gatlin will lead both the Products and Tubular Services segments and be responsible for Tesco's QHSE, global manufacturing and supply chain management.

Weatherford appoints chairman emeritus

The board of directors of Weatherford International plc, in recognition and appreciation of outstanding vision and years of service, has named Dr. Bernard J. Duroc-Danner as chairman emeritus.

Former Oxy CEO wins API 2016 Gold Medal

Stephen I. Chazen, who retired earlier this year as CEO of Occidental Petroleum after a more than three decade career in the oil and gas industry, is the recipient of the American Petroleum Institute 2016 Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement, API's highest honor.

Weatherford chairman and CEO appointed upon departure

Weatherford International has announced the departure of Bernard J. Duroc-Danner, chairman of the board, president and CEO, effective immediately.

Keynote speakers address strategies for career success during WGLC's opening day

This year, the 2016 Women's Global Leadership Conference is themed, "Changing the Landscape of Leadership in the Energy Industry." The conference aims to offer a forum for the sharing of leadership ideas in support of women moving into leadership positions within the oil and gas industry.

Oilfield Helping Hands names new president

Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH), a nonprofit charitable organization comprised of volunteers devoted to providing financial assistance to oilfield workers in financial crisis, has appointed Gregory Rachal as president.

Husky Energy CEO Asim Ghosh to retire

Husky Energy has announced that President and CEO Asim Ghosh will be retiring effective Dec. 5, 2016. Ghosh will remain on the board of directors.

Extraction Oil & Gas names Jacobsen as senior V.P. of operations

Extraction Oil & Gas has named Eric S. Jacobsen as the company's new senior V.P. of operations.

AGR names new head for Well Management business in Norway

AGR has appointed Tore Øian to lead the company’s Well Management business in Norway.

Penn West Petroleum names new CEO

Penn West Petroleum said Tuesday that David French will be joining the company as its new president and CEO. French, who will also join the company’s board, succeeds Dave Roberts, who has been in the role since June 2013.

Denbury Resources promotes Christian S. Kendall to president

Denbury Resources has named Chris Kendall as the company’s new president as part of its ongoing succession planning process.

io oil & gas consulting appoints Richard Dyson as CEO

io oil & gas consulting, the independent venture backed by GE Oil & Gas and McDermott, has announced the appointment of Richard Dyson as its new CEO.

Swire Oilfield Services welcomes new CEO

Swire Oilfield Services, the world’s largest supplier of cargo carrying units to the offshore energy industry, has welcomed John Bruce (JB) Rae-Smith as the company's new CEO.

Trump vows to speed energy infrastructure projects

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump vowed to speed the government’s approval of energy infrastructure projects -- after the Obama administration moved to stall an oil pipeline in the Dakotas that has drawn protests.

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Emily Querubin, World Oil

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Aqualis Offshore names new head for Middle East operations

Aqualis Offshore, a marine and offshore engineering consultancy, has appointed Ben Lazenby as director of the company’s Middle East operation, which now counts five offices in four different countries.

Anadarko announces leadership changes

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has announced that Darrell Hollek, formerly executive V.P., U.S. onshore E&P, has been named executive V.P., operations, with responsibility for the company's U.S. onshore exploration, production and midstream activities, along with its Gulf of Mexico and international operations. The company also announced Ernie Leyendecker, formerly senior V.P., international exploration, has been named executive V.P., international and deepwater exploration.

AGR names new lead for UK consultancy business

AGR has appointed Steve Combe to manage its Aberdeen-based manpower consultancy business.