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Daniel Yergin to receive prestigious WPC Dewhurst Award

Pulitzer-prize winner, respected author, and leading energy expert, Dr. Daniel Yergin, is being recognized for his “exceptional contribution to the oil, gas and energy industry” with the highest honor of the World Petroleum Council, the Dewhurst Award.

OEC Executive Director Sandra Mourton to retire at end of June

After 21 years of exemplary service as Executive Director of the Oilfield Energy Center, Sandra Mourton is setting her sights on a well-deserved retirement, effective June 30, 2021.

Chesapeake searches for next CEO after Lawler’s abrupt exit

Chesapeake Energy Corp. is searching for its next chief executive officer after the sudden departure of Doug Lawler less than three months on from the company’s exit from bankruptcy and as speculation continues to swirl about consolidation in the U.S. shale industry.

Weatherford C-suite leaders step up as CEO McCollum leaves the company

Mark A. McCollum, President, CEO and a director at Weatherford International has left the company, effectively immediately. Karl Blanchard, executive vice president and COO, and Christian Garcia, executive vice president and CFO, will form the Office of the Chief Executive, reporting directly to the board of directors and will oversee day to day operations.

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.

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.

Chevron CEO Mike Wirth praises Texas, bemoans California home

Chevron may be based in California, but CEO Mike Wirth had little praise for the state as he lauded the Texas business environment during an event in Houston on Wednesday.

BP’s new CEO will steer the company through a world wary of oil

In a world that’s increasingly wary of fossil fuels, BP’s newly appointed chief executive officer Bernard Looney will have to prove the company can keep up with the times.

API adds proven talent to senior team

API announced the addition of Shannon DiBari, Rhonda Bentz, and Bianca Domally to the organization’s senior staff.

Featured speakers at LAGCOE 2019

The theme for the LAGCOE 2019 Technical Conference and Exposition is The Future of Energy Starts Here. It was chosen to emphasize the profound and exciting changes that are shaping and will continue to shape oil and gas in the future.

BP’s Dudley drawing up plans to step down within 12 months, Sky News says

BP CEO Bob Dudley, who took the helm after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill crisis and has led the energy giant for almost a decade, is preparing to leave the company within a year, according to a Sky News report.

ExxonMobil announces first-ever Power Play Awards winners

ExxonMobil recently announced the winners for the inaugural Power Play Awards during the Gastech Exhibition and Conference on September 18, 2019.

Devon Energy promotes David Harris to EVP of exploration and production

Devon Energy announced that David Harris has been appointed to the position of executive vice president, exploration and production. Tony Vaughn previously served in this role and will retire from Devon after 20 years of service.