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InterMoor appoints new global CEO

InterMoor, a provider of mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations in subsea services group Acteon, has named Mark Jones as global CEO.

Keystone champion named CEO at oil-sands giant Cenovus

Alex Pourbaix, a driving force behind TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, has been named CEO at Cenovus Energy Inc., taking the reins as the company seeks to rebuild investor confidence following its $13.3-billion oil-sands buy earlier this year.

Eldar Sætre to continue as Statoil’s CEO

Statoil’s board of directors and chief executive Eldar Sætre have agreed that Sætre will continue as CEO after he turns 62 in February 2018. Eldar Sætre will thus not use his contractual right to retire at the age of 62.

BP chairman announces retirment, board launches search for successor

BP has announced that Carl-Henric Svanberg has informed the company’s board of directors of his intention to retire as chairman. Svanberg will chair the annual general meeting to be held in May 2018 and will remain in position until a successor is in post.

Meet LAGCOE Looey 2017: Don Briggs, founding member and president of Louisiana Oil and Gas Association

LAGCOE is proud to announce LAGCOE Looey 2017, Mr. Don Briggs, Founding Member and President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. LAGCOE Looey is an honorary position given to someone who has accomplished something great in the oil and gas industry.

AADE Lafayette Chapter elects 2017-2018 board, committee members

The Lafayette Chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) has elected its 2017-2018 board and committee members.

Innovative Thinkers

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Dr. Jim Kaculi says he always “had a great desire to learn.”

PESA to offer Alex Epstein workshop: How to talk to anyone about energy

PESA, the national trade association for the oilfield service, supply and manufacturing sectors, offers a half-day workshop with Alex Epstein, author of "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels" on November 14, 2017, at OneSubsea, a Schlumberger Company.

Alex Mills, president of Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, announces retirement

The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers announced today that Alex Mills will retire, effective Dec. 31, 2017, as president and chief of staff.

Chevron elects new CEO, chairman of the board

Chevron Corporation has announced that its board of directors elected Michael K. Wirth as chairman of the board and CEO, effective Feb. 1, 2018.

Maersk Oil CEO to step down following Total deal closure

Maersk Oil leaders have been appointed by Total for the first management positions in the future business. The appointments are subject to successful deal closure and will not be effective before this.

Wintershall Norge names new managing director

Wintershall today announced Hugo Dijkgraaf as new managing director of its Norwegian subsidiary.

Perry tells climate hecklers that fossil fuels save lives

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has a message for those seeking to link climate change with this year’s devastating hurricanes: Fossil fuels are saving lives.

Norway prime minister wins second term as insurgency against oil fizzles

Prime Minister Erna Solberg became Norway’s first Conservative Party leader in over three decades to be re-elected as a movement to stop further oil exploration in western Europe’s biggest petroleum producer fizzled.

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate hires new exploration director

Torgeir Stordal has been hired as the exploration director in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

YPF CEO resigns as oil company readies asset sales, shale focus

Ricardo Darre, CEO of YPF SA, has resigned as Argentina’s largest oil producer prepares to sell at least $1 billion in assets and focus on developing the world’s second-biggest reserve of shale gas.

KrisEnergy announces appointment of new CEO

KrisEnergy Ltd., an independent upstream oil and gas company, announces that Kelvin Tang, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and president of the Company’s Cambodian operations, has been appointed CEO with effect from Sept. 1, 2017.

SEG announces results of 2017-2018 board of directors election

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) today announced results of its 2017-2018 board of directors election.

Former Anadarko CEO back in the oil game

James Hackett, the former chief executive of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. who retired to attend Harvard Divinity School, is back to running an oil company.

Hunting announces appointment of new CEO

Hunting is pleased to announce the promotion of Arthur James (Jim) Johnson as CEO with effect from Sept. 1, 2017. Jim will succeed Dennis Proctor, who will retire as CEO and as a director of Hunting on the same date.