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2019 World Oil Awards finalists announced

For 18 years, these prestigious awards have recognized and honored the upstream energy industry’s leading innovators and innovations and recognized step changes in technology that have made a lasting impact.

LAGCOE 2019 announces conference speakers and session tracks

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

Western Midstream names new leadership to “grow alongside Occidental” following acquisition

"Occidental sees great value and opportunity in the excellent Western Midstream asset base and is committed to value-enhancing opportunities for both companies," said Vicki Hollub, president and CEO of Occidental.

Dallas B2B marketing agency celebrates anniversary by supporting those with special needs

Triad B2B Agency of Dallas, Texas is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a series of community outreach activities and special communications initiatives.

Industry economist sees “headwinds” inhibiting U.S., Texas upstream expansion during 2H-2019

Several factors will combine to make it difficult for U.S. and Texas E&P activity to grow during the last six months of 2019, said Karr Ingham, economist for the producers’ association, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers.

T. Boone Pickens ETF to replace crude stocks with renewables

Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens’ eponymous fund is swapping out one of its crude investment vehicles for renewables, seeing an opportunity in clean energy as fossil fuels get pummeled in the capital markets.

Total Safety names Paul Tyree chief commercial officer

Total Safety announced that Paul Tyree, formerly president of global business units for Industrial Safety Services, has been promoted to chief commercial officer.

Colorado Petroleum Council promotes Carrie Hackenberger to associate director

The Colorado Petroleum Council announced that Carrie Hackenberger has been promoted to associate director of the Colorado Petroleum Council, API’s Colorado division.

BCCK Holding Company names John Peterson senior vice president of business development

BCCK Holding Company, a leading international provider of engineering, procurement, fabrication and field construction services, has promoted John Peterson to senior vice president of business development.

LAGCOE announces keynote speakers for 2019 conference

LAGCOE leadership announces the keynote speakers for its 2019 Technical Exposition and Conference, scheduled for October 9-11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Pacific Drilling names James W. Harris CFO

Pacific Drilling names James W. Harris to is CFO position, after Johannes P. Boots mutually agrees with the company to pursue other opportunities.

Shale boom architect Mark Papa named new Schlumberger chairman

Schlumberger is tapping as its chairman an executive who earned a reputation for building shale producers that bypass oil service companies.

Outgoing Schlumberger CEO Kibsgaard lands $6 million consulting deal

Kibsgaard will continue to lift his $2 million annual salary through July 31, 2022, in exchange for providing “certain services” and agreeing not to take a job at a rival, according to a regulatory filing.

Billionaire seeks to replace 40% of Occidental’s board of directors

Carl Icahn formally asked Occidental Petroleum Corp. investors to help him replace four of the company’s 10 board members and potentially push for a sale.

Schlumberger names new CEO

Schlumberger Limited has announced that its board of directors has appointed Olivier Le Peuch as its CEO and member of the Schlumberger board, effective Aug. 1, 2019.

New CEO appointed at EnerMech

EnerMech, the Aberdeen-headquartered provider of specialist services to the energy and infrastructure sectors, has today announced that John Guy has been appointed as CEO, succeeding company founder Doug Duguid, who will assume the role of deputy chairman.

ADM Energy appoints new CEO

ADM Energy, an oil and gas investing company quoted on AIM, has announced the appointment of Osamede Okhomina as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.

New managing director to head Wintershall Dea in Brazil

Change at the top of Wintershall Dea in Brazil: Valerie Bosse is the new managing director of the Wintershall Dea Business Unit Brazil and is responsible for all previous Wintershall and DEA activities in the country.

Texas Railroad Commission unanimously elects chairman

At an open meeting of the Railroad Commission of Texas, Commissioner Wayne Christian was unanimously elected chairman.

Aker Solutions appoints new CFO

Ole Martin Grimsrud has been appointed chief financial officer of Aker Solutions, effective Aug. 1, 2019.