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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.

Tendeka appoints new CEO to galvanize growth

Global oil and gas solutions provider Tendeka has appointed Brad Baker as its new CEO, as the independent completions and production optimization specialist gears up for further growth.

Bravo Target Safety hires local industry veteran to open Fort McMurray facility

Bravo Target Safety, a leading provider of industrial and oilfield emergency response and safety services, today introduced new Regional Manager Michael Coutu and announced that it will soon open a new facility in Fort McMurray.

Noia appoints Charlene Johnson as new CEO

The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (Noia) has announced the appointment of Charlene Johnson as CEO.

New API study: STEM education is the key to diversifying America’s energy workforce

A new American Petroleum Institute study concluded that many of tomorrow’s best-paying careers, including those in the oil and natural gas industry, will require training or education in a STEM discipline, and highlighted opportunities for women and minorities.

Pemex revolving door turns as CEO becomes finance minister

Like his predecessors, Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya didn’t last long as chief executive officer of Petroleos Mexicanos.

Shale boss Hamm gives oil forecasters a reality check

The boom in U.S. shale-oil production requires "more sophisticated" forecasting than ever, billionaire oilman Harold Hamm said in an interview.

Gulf Publishing Company welcomes Brian Nessen, group publisher for pipelines and infrastructure

Brian Nessen, an experienced business-to-business media and trade show executive, has joined Gulf Publishing Company as group publisher.

InterMoor appoints new global CEO

InterMoor, a provider of mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations in subsea services group Acteon, has named Mark Jones as global CEO.

Keystone champion named CEO at oil-sands giant Cenovus

Alex Pourbaix, a driving force behind TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, has been named CEO at Cenovus Energy Inc., taking the reins as the company seeks to rebuild investor confidence following its $13.3-billion oil-sands buy earlier this year.