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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.

LAGCOE 2019 announces conference speakers and session tracks

The theme for LAGCOE 2019 is the Future of Energy Starts Here, chosen to emphasize the profound and exciting changes that are shaping and will continue to shape oil and gas in the future.

Western Midstream names new leadership to “grow alongside Occidental” following acquisition

"Occidental sees great value and opportunity in the excellent Western Midstream asset base and is committed to value-enhancing opportunities for both companies," said Vicki Hollub, president and CEO of Occidental.

Dallas B2B marketing agency celebrates anniversary by supporting those with special needs

Triad B2B Agency of Dallas, Texas is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a series of community outreach activities and special communications initiatives.

Industry economist sees “headwinds” inhibiting U.S., Texas upstream expansion during 2H-2019

Several factors will combine to make it difficult for U.S. and Texas E&P activity to grow during the last six months of 2019, said Karr Ingham, economist for the producers’ association, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers.

T. Boone Pickens ETF to replace crude stocks with renewables

Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens’ eponymous fund is swapping out one of its crude investment vehicles for renewables, seeing an opportunity in clean energy as fossil fuels get pummeled in the capital markets.

Total Safety names Paul Tyree chief commercial officer

Total Safety announced that Paul Tyree, formerly president of global business units for Industrial Safety Services, has been promoted to chief commercial officer.

Colorado Petroleum Council promotes Carrie Hackenberger to associate director

The Colorado Petroleum Council announced that Carrie Hackenberger has been promoted to associate director of the Colorado Petroleum Council, API’s Colorado division.

BCCK Holding Company names John Peterson senior vice president of business development

BCCK Holding Company, a leading international provider of engineering, procurement, fabrication and field construction services, has promoted John Peterson to senior vice president of business development.

LAGCOE announces keynote speakers for 2019 conference

LAGCOE leadership announces the keynote speakers for its 2019 Technical Exposition and Conference, scheduled for October 9-11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Pacific Drilling names James W. Harris CFO

Pacific Drilling names James W. Harris to is CFO position, after Johannes P. Boots mutually agrees with the company to pursue other opportunities.

Shale boom architect Mark Papa named new Schlumberger chairman

Schlumberger is tapping as its chairman an executive who earned a reputation for building shale producers that bypass oil service companies.

Outgoing Schlumberger CEO Kibsgaard lands $6 million consulting deal

Kibsgaard will continue to lift his $2 million annual salary through July 31, 2022, in exchange for providing “certain services” and agreeing not to take a job at a rival, according to a regulatory filing.