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PESA names new V.P. of Government Affairs

The Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) announced today that Tim Tarpley will serve as the group’s V.P. of Government Affairs. Tarpley will be based in Houston and report to Leslie Beyer, PESA President.

Scott Pruitt resigns as EPA chief

Scott Pruitt has resigned as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency after a deluge of controversial revelations about his spending, travel and a condo rental that prompted Republican lawmakers to distance themselves and question his continued effectiveness.

Argentina resurrects oil intervention panic with cabinet switch

Javier Iguacel has left the road for the oilfield, and that may mean a complete about-face on Argentine energy policies.

Industry needs to demonstrate "license to operate," says new OE2019 chair

The energy industry has to continuously demonstrate its excellence in order to maintain a ‘license to operate’, says the newly appointed conference chair of SPE Offshore Europe 2019 Michael Borrell, senior V.P., North Sea and Russia at Total.

PESA elects 2018-2019 Board of Directors

Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) elected five new industry leaders to its Board of Directors on April 26, 2018, during the Annual Meeting in Greensboro, Ga.

Maersk Drilling appoints new innovation officer

Morten Kelstrup has been named Maersk Drilling’s chief commercial & innovation officer to lead the newly-established commercial and innovation function.

NOIA elects 18 industry leaders to its board of directors

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) elected 18 industry leaders to its board of directors on April 12, 2018, during its Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Former Maersk Oil CEO to join Shell's U.S. leadership team

Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) today announced a series of changes to the makeup of its U.S. leadership team.

Trump said to name Energy Department official as top aide

The White House plans to name Wells Griffith, an Energy Department official who worked on Donald Trump’s campaign, as one of the president’s top energy and environmental advisers, three people familiar with the decision said Saturday.

Ex-Occidental chief in $2.66-billion deal for EnerVest shale

Steve Chazen, who made Occidental Petroleum Corp. a heavyweight of the shale boom, is looking to replicate that success in south Texas with a $2.66-billion deal.

Apache Corp. appoints David Pursell as senior V.P. of planning, energy fundamentals

Apache Corporation has announced that David Pursell has been named senior V.P. of planning and energy fundamentals, effective March 12.

Ex-exec at Sonangol denies any wrongdoing at state firm

Isabel Dos Santos, the billionaire fired as chairwoman of Angola’s state oil company last year, denied any wrongdoing in the transfer of $38.2 million from the company.

Congo state oil company names new head amid debt-relief plans

Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso appointed a new head of the state oil company as it struggles to pay creditors.

Chevron director questions future of oil industry

Chevron Corp.’s youngest director questioned the future of an industry the world’s third-largest oil explorer helps lead.

Billionaire Texas oilman Hildebrand steps down as Hilcorp Energy CEO

Hilcorp Energy Co. announced that its billionaire owner Jeff Hildebrand has stepped down as chief executive officer of the largest closely held U.S. oil explorer.

Harvest Natural Resources sues ex-oil chief over bribe demands

Former Venezuelan oil minister Rafael Ramirez, already accused of corruption by his own country, now faces a lawsuit from a Houston energy firm alleging that it lost almost half a billion dollars over its refusal to pay bribes for contracts.

Oil majors seek diversity but struggle with retention, CEO says

The oil industry is doing a better job of hiring women. Keeping them remains the challenge, says ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance.

API President and CEO Jack Gerard to depart in August

After 10 years running one of Washington’s most influential associations covering all aspects of the oil and natural gas sector, API President and CEO Jack Gerard announced he will not make another long-term commitment to API and will step down when his current contract ends in August 2018.

ONGC confirms six dead, one missing after chopper crash

Following an extensive search operation, jointly conducted by ONGC, Coast Guard and Indian Navy, six bodies including one of the two Pilots of ill-fated Pawan Hans Chopper have so far been recovered. The search is on for one more person who is still missing.

Oil's famous five: People who could define the market in 2018

After ending 2017 at a two-year high, oil prices could go either way this year, and these five individuals could play defining roles.