WorldOil Panhandle Oil and Gas approves new CEO Panhandle Oil and Gas announced that Chad L. Stephens was approved as CEO of Panhandle, effective Jan. 16, 2020. Stephens was previously interim CEO and currently serves as a member of Panhandle's board of directors. Weatherford names Christian Garcia its new CFO Garcia has more than 30 years of financial experience and has held leadership roles in the oilfield services, automotive electronics, software and consulting, and business equipment industries. Oxy CEO Vicki Hollub receives IPAA's Chief Roughneck award On Friday, at its 90th annual meeting, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) bestowed its Chief Roughneck award on Occidental Petroleum President and CEO Vicki Hollub. Premier Oilfield Group announces Patrick Keenan as CEO Keenan began his 45-year oilfield career as a petroleum geologist providing mudlogging and wellsite geological consulting services both on- and offshore in the U.S., North Sea, West Africa and the Middle East. Expro appoints new CFO International oilfield services company Expro announced the appointment of Quinn Fanning as chief financial officer. Oilfield Helping Hands reaches milestone for oilfield families in need Oilfield Helping Hands has now shared $5 million with oilfield families in need. Trump to nominate deputy energy secretary to replace Rick Perry Dan Brouillette has been serving as No. 2 to Perry, who led the Energy Department with its $36 billion budget and control of the nation’s nuclear arsenal and emergency crude oil stockpile. Marathon Petroleum’s board and investors are said to discuss the CEO’s future Marathon Petroleum board members are meeting this week with activist investors to discuss chief executive officer Gary Heminger’s future and the company’s strategy amid calls to split up its businesses, according to people familiar with the matter. New starts urged to drive industry future The next generation of the UK’s oil and gas industry are being called upon to make their voices heard on key issues including the energy transition and climate change at a new event being held in Aberdeen on Thursday 24 October. Wood appoints new CEO in the Americas Wood announced the appointment of Stephanie Cox as CEO of its Americas business, succeeding Andrew Stewart who has been appointed executive president of strategy and development for the global business.