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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 Snyder, 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.

Petrofac names Blackburn as senior V.P.

Petrofac has appointed Dave Blackburn, formerly of Hess Corporation, as senior V.P. of engineering and operations. Blackburn will be based in Aberdeen, Scotland.

2H Offshore appoints new managing director

2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has announced the appointment of Yann Helle as managing director.

Hoover Container Solutions' chairman and CEO named to PESA Advisory Board

Hoover Container Solutions’ chairman and CEO, Donald Young, has been nominated and elected to the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) Advisory Board for a three-year term.

Petrofac’s Walter Thain to lead UK offshore efficiency drive

Walter Thain, managing director of Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services (EPS) West business, is to lead the UK offshore oil and gas industry’s efficiency drive as chairman of the Oil & Gas UK Efficiency Taskforce (ETF).

Snider named president of Laney Directional Drilling

Alan Snider, a veteran of more than 26 years in designing and managing complex horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and Direct Pipe (DP) projects for pipeline crossings, has been named president and COO at Laney Directional Drilling.

C&J Energy Services names new President, CEO

C&J Energy Services has appointed Don Gawick, C&J's current COO, to the position of president and CEO.