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2016 SPE President Nathan Meehan to keynote ShaleTech Permian conference

Former SPE President Nathan Meehan (2016), President of Gaffney, Cline & Associates, will deliver the keynote address at World Oil’s inaugural ShaleTechTM Permian conference in October.

LAGCOE announces LAGCOE Looey 2017: Don Briggs

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.

Halliburton names new executive V.P., CFO

Halliburton Company has announced the appointment of Christopher (Chris) Weber as executive V.P. and chief financial officer (CFO), effective June 22, 2017.

John Flannery takes the helm at GE as Immelt steps down

GE announced today that John Flannery, current president and CEO of GE Healthcare, has been named CEO of the company by the GE board of directors, effective Aug. 1, 2017, and chairman and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO, will remain chairman of the board through his retirement from the company on Dec. 31, 2017.

Executive leadership team announced for Baker Hughes, a GE company

Baker Hughes Incorporated and General Electric Company have announced the executive team that will lead Baker Hughes, a GE Company, upon closing of their proposed transaction to combine GE’s Oil & Gas business with Baker Hughes.

Swire Oilfield Services announces appointment of new CEO

Swire Oilfield Services has today announced that Manfred Vonlanthen will succeed John Bruce (J.B) Rae-Smith as the company’s CEO.

Noia announces 2017 oil & gas conference morning keynote speakers

The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) today announced this year’s Oil & Gas Conference morning keynote speakers as the Honorable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Siobhan Coady, provincial Minister of Natural Resources and the Honourable James Gordon Carr, federal Minister of Natural Resources.

GEST issues statement on appointment of Scott Angelle to director of BSEE

Lori LeBlanc, executive director of the Gulf Economic Survival Team, issued the following statement today on the appointment of Louisiana Public Service Commissioner and former Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Secretary Scott Angelle to the post of director of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety, Energy and Environment (BSEE).

Halliburton elects Jeff Miller as president and CEO

Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) today announced its board of directors has unanimously elected Jeff Miller, the Company’s president and a board member, to the position of president and CEO. Dave Lesar, who has led Halliburton as chairman and CEO since 2000, will continue serving the Company as executive chairman.

Author publishes children’s books, extolling the benefits of oil and gas

Desideramus Publishing recently published two new children’s books, authored by B. B. Denson. These books try to provide an understandable educational resource to children, regarding the benefits of hydrocarbon energy.

Borets U.S. names new senior V.P. of business development and sales

Borets, a global leader in the engineering, manufacturing, sales and service of electric submersible pump (ESP) systems, has named William P. Faubel as senior vice president-business development and sales of Borets U.S., located in Houston.

Exxon, Shell join Ivanka Trump to defend Paris climate accord

As President Donald Trump contemplates whether to make good on his campaign promise to yank the United States out of the Paris climate accord, an unlikely lobbying force is hoping to talk him out of it: oil and coal producers.

Delmar Systems announces changes to Houston engineering staff

Delmar Systems, Inc. has announced two changes within the engineering group based in Delmar’s office in Houston, Texas.

MPD and continuous circulation technology overcome deepwater challenges

Henry Pinkstone, Michael Chandra, AFGlobal Corporation; Rick Doll, MPD consultant; Wade Babcock, PE, Vince Tilley, Benjamin Choo, Murphy Oil

Wells drilled offshore Sabah, East Malaysia, using conventional open wellbore technology, have experienced well control events and significant NPT. Problems encountered included kicks, stuck pipe, and lost mud circulation.

AADE 2017: Senior drilling engineers urged to continue student mentorship

Every great drilling engineer, at one time, most likely had a great mentor, who provided him or her with help and support when it was needed most.

AAPG’s ACE ’17: Plentiful supply can meet strong demand, but forecasts rarely certain, admits BP exec

Gone forever are the days when the world stressed over what would happen when humanity began running out of oil—a fear based on M. King Hubbert’s theory of peak oil—or the point in time at which the maximum rate of petroleum extraction occurred.

Seadrill in free fall amid struggle to avoid bankruptcy

Seadrill Ltd., once the crown jewel of billionaire John Fredriksen’s business empire, is now at the mercy of short-term speculators as the biggest funds avoid the offshore driller amid a struggle to avoid bankruptcy.

Tenaris' Rocca touts jobs in Trump's America

The billionaire steel tycoon who controls Tenaris SA, the world’s largest maker of seamless-steel pipes for the energy industry, expects the creation of American jobs at his $1.8 billion plant in Texas will allow his company to continue to import certain types of pipes into the U.S. The pipe-making plant is due to open this fall in Bay City to serve the shale wells.

Rival drilling tycoons place bets on offshore oil rig recovery

Billionaire John Fredriksen and his former top adviser Tor Olav Troim may not see eye to eye anymore, but they agree on this: it’s time to buy offshore rigs again.

Polarcus names Duncan Eley as new CEO

Polarcus Limited announces that Duncan Eley has been appointed CEO. Eley replaces Rod Starr, who has resigned from the Company following the completion of a two-year period of restructuring, refinancing and reorganization.