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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.

Marathon Oil announces leadership shake-up

Marathon Oil Corporation has promoted T. Mitch Little to executive V.P., Operations. In this new role, Little will oversee the company’s Resource Play and Conventional businesses.

DJ basin-focused Crestone Peak names Tony Buchanon as CEO

DENVER, Colorado -- Crestone Peak Resources has named Tony Buchanon as CEO. Buchanon has also been named to the company's board of directors.

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John C. Tobin, Natural Resources Education Program

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Vantage Drilling names Toma as new CEO

Vantage Drilling International has named Ihab Toma as the company's next CEO. Toma, who joins the company with more than 30 years of experience in the oil industry, will take the reins on Aug. 29.

Swift Energy Company's CEO and CFO set to retire

HOUSTON -- Swift Energy Company’s CEO, Terry Earl Swift, is set to retire.

NOV promotes Isaac H. Joseph to president, Wellbore Technologies

National Oilwell Varco has announced the promotion of Isaac H. Joseph to president, Wellbore Technologies.

SEG selects new president-elect

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) today announced results of its 2016–2017 board of directors election.

VAALCO Energy announces retirement of CEO Steve Guidry

VAALCO Energy announced Wednesday that Steve Guidry, the company’s CEO, will retire from the company and board of directors effective Sept. 1, 2016.

EV names Fraser Louden as new CEO

Well diagnosis specialist EV has announced the appointment of a new CEO.