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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.

LAGCOE keynote speaker issues rallying call, to earn social license to operate

Kimberly McHugh, vice president of drilling & completions at Chevron, kicked off LAGCOE 2019 Wednesday morning in New Orleans with a reminder that, while the rumors of the demise of the oil industry are greatly exaggerated, companies must adapt to continue to meet the world’s evolving energy needs.

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.

Rick Perry to leave Trump administration by the end of the year

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has plans to resign from the Trump administration by the end of the year, according to two people familiar with the matter.

BP’s upstream chief Bernard Looney to take CEO role in early 2020

While the speed of the announcement is a surprise, Looney’s ascent to the top of the company follows a well-trodden path. Dudley’s two immediate predecessors also ran the upstream division before becoming CEO.

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.

TECH TALK: Digitalization, optional or necessary?

There is an ongoing debate about the speed in which the oil and gas industry has adopted technological innovations. Has it been a slow or a timely adoption?