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RRC names assistant executive director, O&G division director

The Railroad Commission (RRC) of Texas announced Danny Sorrells will serve as assistant executive director and oil & gas division director. Since Aug. 1, Sorrells has served as acting oil and gas division director.

Texas Alliance announces full endorsement for RRC chairman

The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers Executive Committee has announced their full endorsement of Christi Craddick for re-election at the Railroad Commission of Texas.

Sources say AMLO plans to name Ruiz Alarcon as the next Pemex E&P chief

Mexico President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will name Fluvio Ruiz Alarcon as Petroleos Mexicanos’s next exploration and production chief, according to two people with knowledge of the plans.

Houston street artist to showcase artwork at ONS Festival

In connection with ONS 2018, the Houston delegation in collaboration with ONS, invited GONZO to create a work of art on Skur 6.

Life2018 sparks ethics conversations, future best practices in oil & gas

Bringing together the upstream oil and gas sector, Halliburton’s Life 2018 is a collaborative digital conference that focuses on technology advances in E&P.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Danos has been awarded a contract by Shell Exploration and Production Company to provide coatings for Shell’s deepwater Appomattox platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

PESA names new V.P. of Government Affairs

The Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) announced today that Tim Tarpley will serve as the group’s V.P. of Government Affairs. Tarpley will be based in Houston and report to Leslie Beyer, PESA President.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Akofs Offshore has been awarded a contract for light well intervention services, using its 156-m vessel, Akofs Seafarer, for all Equinor-operated licenses, in the period 2020 to 2025.

People in the industry

Michele Cowart, World Oil

EnerMech has appointed Salvatore Cutino as regional director for Africa, based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Scott Pruitt resigns as EPA chief

Scott Pruitt has resigned as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency after a deluge of controversial revelations about his spending, travel and a condo rental that prompted Republican lawmakers to distance themselves and question his continued effectiveness.

Argentina resurrects oil intervention panic with cabinet switch

Javier Iguacel has left the road for the oilfield, and that may mean a complete about-face on Argentine energy policies.

Industry needs to demonstrate "license to operate," says new OE2019 chair

The energy industry has to continuously demonstrate its excellence in order to maintain a ‘license to operate’, says the newly appointed conference chair of SPE Offshore Europe 2019 Michael Borrell, senior V.P., North Sea and Russia at Total.

PESA elects 2018-2019 Board of Directors

Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) elected five new industry leaders to its Board of Directors on April 26, 2018, during the Annual Meeting in Greensboro, Ga.

Maersk Drilling appoints new innovation officer

Morten Kelstrup has been named Maersk Drilling’s chief commercial & innovation officer to lead the newly-established commercial and innovation function.

NOIA elects 18 industry leaders to its board of directors

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) elected 18 industry leaders to its board of directors on April 12, 2018, during its Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Former Maersk Oil CEO to join Shell's U.S. leadership team

Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) today announced a series of changes to the makeup of its U.S. leadership team.

Trump said to name Energy Department official as top aide

The White House plans to name Wells Griffith, an Energy Department official who worked on Donald Trump’s campaign, as one of the president’s top energy and environmental advisers, three people familiar with the decision said Saturday.

Ex-Occidental chief in $2.66-billion deal for EnerVest shale

Steve Chazen, who made Occidental Petroleum Corp. a heavyweight of the shale boom, is looking to replicate that success in south Texas with a $2.66-billion deal.

Apache Corp. appoints David Pursell as senior V.P. of planning, energy fundamentals

Apache Corporation has announced that David Pursell has been named senior V.P. of planning and energy fundamentals, effective March 12.

Ex-exec at Sonangol denies any wrongdoing at state firm

Isabel Dos Santos, the billionaire fired as chairwoman of Angola’s state oil company last year, denied any wrongdoing in the transfer of $38.2 million from the company.