People ///

Locus Bio-Energy hires veteran oil industry executive as CEO

Jon Rogers, a highly respected global oilfield executive who served in senior roles at BP and Clariant, has been named CEO of Locus Bio-Energy Solutions, a disruptive technology company whose unique bio-chemical based production and drilling fluid chemistries are increasing oil production and safety, and attracting top industry talent.

Freedom Oil & Gas has announced new leadership with industry veteran

Freedom Oil & Gas Ltd has announced that effective Jan. 14, 2019, J. Russell Porter will be joining the company as president, CEO, and a member of the board of directors. J. Michael Yeager, Freedom's chairman of the board, president and CEO will remain as non-executive chairman.

Shell appoints new upstream director

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) has announced the appointment of Wael Sawan as upstream director with effect from July 1, 2019.

Ex-Halliburton Chairman Lesar to start new oil-services company

Dave Lesar, fresh from retiring as executive chairman of Halliburton Co. at the end of 2018, is working on a new venture in the oil patch with funding from private equity firm CSL Capital Management.

Halliburton has appointed new Western Hemisphere president

Halliburton Company has announced that Mark Richard, previously senior V.P. of the Northern Region, has been promoted to succeed Jim Brown as president of the Western Hemisphere effective Feb. 1, 2019.

Total has appointed new IR senior V.P.

Brendan Warn has been appointed senior V.P., investor relations of Total, effective January 1, 2019. He succeeds Mike Sangster.

Seadrill CFO to step down June 2019

Seadrill Limited has announces today that its CFO, Mark Morris, will step down from his position following the completion of the company's financial restructuring. He will remain in post until the end of June 2019 to enable the company to find a suitable replacement.

People in the industry

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Kreuz Subsea, has appointed Knut Eriksen as the board’s first independent non-executive director.

TAM International names new V.P.

TAM International, Inc., an independent oilfield services company providing inflatable and swellable packers to the oil and gas industry, announces the promotion of Barton Sponchia to V.P. Western Hemisphere.

Texas Railroad Commissioner Chairman Craddick has announced staff changes

Railroad Commission of Texas Chairman Christi Craddick has announced Jason Modglin as the new Director of Public Affairs for the Chairman’s office.

FERC's McIntyre dies, leaving second vacancy on Energy Regulator

Kevin McIntyre, a commissioner and former chairman of the top U.S. energy regulator, has died.

Kevin Neveu Elected as 2019 IADC Chairman

The IADC board of directors has elected Kevin Neveu, president and CEO of Precision Drilling, as its 2019 chairman. Julie Robertson, chairman of the board, president and CEO of Noble Corp, was elected as vice chair.

With Zinke out, ex-lobbyist said to become acting interior head

As Ryan Zinke left his post heading the Interior Department on Wednesday, the agency’s No. 2 official, David Bernhardt, joined President Donald Trump at a meeting of cabinet officials.

Halliburton President and CEO Jeff Miller appointed as chairman of the board

Halliburton Company has announced its board of directors has appointed Jeff Miller, the company’s president and CEO, as chairman of the board, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Bureau Veritas adds new COO, head of HR

Bureau Veritas, testing, inspection, and certification TIC services company, has announced the appointments of two leadership roles as the company continues its commitment towards growing in key market sectors and streamlining its business operations across North America.

People in the industry

Michele Cowart, World Oil

People in the industry

Big oil battles gender problem that may take generations to fix

When Stacey Olson got her first energy job 29 years ago, she was a "company man." That’s what Chevron Corp. called its representative on an oil rig staffed mostly by contractors.

Energy Web Atlas has named Harry Brookby V.P., data sales

Energy Web Atlas names Harry Brookby as V.P., data sales

Aubin announces senior management changes

Aubin, the chemical solutions provider to the energy industry, has realigned its senior management team to enhance the company’s technology development and support its continued business growth.

Anadarko announces leadership changes

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has announced Bob Gwin, formerly executive V.P., finance and CFO, has been named president.