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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?

BP’s Dudley drawing up plans to step down within 12 months, Sky News says

BP CEO Bob Dudley, who took the helm after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill crisis and has led the energy giant for almost a decade, is preparing to leave the company within a year, according to a Sky News report.

ExxonMobil announces first-ever Power Play Awards winners

ExxonMobil recently announced the winners for the inaugural Power Play Awards during the Gastech Exhibition and Conference on September 18, 2019.

Devon Energy promotes David Harris to EVP of exploration and production

Devon Energy announced that David Harris has been appointed to the position of executive vice president, exploration and production. Tony Vaughn previously served in this role and will retire from Devon after 20 years of service.

API: U.S. supply, global efforts cushion global oil markets after weekend attack

The U.S. energy revolution has fundamentally added to U.S. and global near-term deliverability of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, generally helping stabilize the global market against supply disruptions.

T. Boone Pickens, oilman turned raider turned trader, dies at 91

T. Boone Pickens, the onetime Texas oil wildcatter turned corporate raider who became a billionaire energy investor and television pitchman for wind and natural-gas power, has died. He was 91.

Encana promotes new president, other key leadership roles

Encana Corporation announced changes to its executive leadership team, including the promotion of Michael McAllister to president, Brendan McCracken to executive vice president – corporate development and external relations and Greg Givens to chief operating officer. These changes are effective immediately.

Subsea 7 announces CEO succession

Subsea 7 announced that Jean Cahuzac will retire from his position as CEO at the end of this year, and will be succeeded from 1 January 2020 by John Evans, who is currently COO.

Saudi Arabia’s new prince of oil is a lifelong energy insider

Late on Saturday night, Khalid Al-Falih was removed and replaced as energy minister by Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman. A half-brother of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, he’s the first member of the royal family to hold the job.

Record number of Scottish students experience OPITO’s “Energize Your Future” at OE19

Organizations from across the energy sector gave demonstrations, set interactive challenges and practical experiences to inform and inspire the next generation. The focus was on the energy transition, the use of technology and the variety of new roles and skills that will be required over the next 15 years.

Offshore Europe 2019, Day 2: Making the industry part of the solution

The North Sea industry’s drive towards greater efficiency and lower-carbon operations reflects the sector’s willingness to play its part in meeting the world’s sustainability and climate change goals. But more needs to be done, keynote speakers told the Offshore Europe 2019 opening session on Tuesday.

Charity hosts annual golf tourney to help oilfield families in financial crisis

Oilfield Helping Hands, a non-profit organization helping oilfield families in financial crisis, will be holding its 14th Annual OHH Masters of Charity Golf Tournament on September 20, 2019, at BlackHorse Golf Club, 12205 Fry Road, Cypress, Texas.

Sodexo announces management changes

Sodexo announces two new appointments, based in their Houston office.

Wintershall Dea COO and deputy CEO to quit by the end of the year

Maria Moraeus Hanssen, COO and Deputy CEO of Wintershall Dea, will leave the company on December 31st, 2019 in order to pursue other opportunities.

Offshore Europe Preview: Ardent’s Martin sees opportunities in decommissioning

Stuart Martin is a 35-year veteran of the upstream sector. With Ardent, his career has now come full circle from commissioning assets in the early 1980s to decommissioning the same assets now.

Future Energy Professionals program offers STEM experience at LAGCOE 2019

LAGCOE’s Future Energy Professionals program provides industry education to students to ensure a constant and qualified workforce pipeline for generations to come.

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.