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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.

Aramco sharpens focus on its portfolio with new management structure

The Saudi state energy company appointed Senior Vice President Abdulaziz Al Gudaimi to lead a new team that will “assess existing assets” and boost access to “growth markets,” it said Sunday in a statement. He will report to Chief Executive Officer Amin Nasser and start in his new role on Sept. 13.

Trump’s trip to West Texas includes visit to rig of World Oil editorial advisor

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Ever wonder what goes on, when President Trump makes a trip to West Texas, especially when it features a visit to an oil field location? Well, one of our editorial advisors got to witness a full day of logistics, when the President visited one of his company’s rigs near Midland, Texas.

Editorial Advisors: Nathan Meehan receives SPE’s highest honor, takes on new role

One of World Oil’s most notable editorial advisors receives SPE’s ultimate distinction while also taking on new roles in the industry.

Equinor promotes technology chief to CEO to lead clean-energy push

Anders Opedal, 52, will take over in November with a mandate to accelerate Equinor’s transformation into a broader energy company as pressure grows on the industry to act on climate change.

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.

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.

Norway’s outgoing oil regulator is upbeat over the industry’s future

The head of Norway’s oil regulator, who bows out after 12 years of pushing companies to squeeze out every possible barrel from projects, said she’s leaving an industry in good health despite a growing debate over its future.

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.