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Shell Appoints New Chairman, Reports Upbeat 3Q Results
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Royal Dutch Shell appoints a new chairman to its board and reports earnings six percent ahead of expectations.
SBI Offshore Appoints Mirzan Mahathir to its Board of Directors
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 SBI Offshore appoints prominent Malaysian businessman Mirzan Bin Mahathir to its board of directors.
France's Total Beats 3Q Profit Forecasts, CEO To Visit Oil Leaders
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Total's new CEO Patrick Pouyanne will embark on a tour to meet crucial contacts at oil-rich countries as the firm's 3Q profits are squeezed by falling oil prices.
DNO Appoints Regtien as its New COO
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Middle East and North Africa-focused DNO appoints ex-Shell man Jeroen Regtien as its new chief operating officer.
Board Change at Seadrill
Monday, October 27, 2014 Orjan Svanevik replaces Carl Erik Steen on Seadrill's board.
Total Names Pouyanne And Desmarest To Top Positions
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Total appoints refining head Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive and former CEO Thierry Desmarest as non-executive chairman.
Nordic Energy Strengths its Board with Two Appointments
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Nordic Energy appoints a non-executive chairman and a non-executive director to its board.
Ophir CFO to Leave Company in Cost-Saving Move
Friday, October 17, 2014 Ophir Energy's CFO will leave the company on November 19 as part of a cost-saving reorganization.
Statoil's CEO Quits For Top Job At BG Group
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Statoil Chief Executive Helge Lund unexpectedly resigned to take the top job at smaller rival BG Group, the firms say in separate statements.
Apache's CFO Resigns After Eight-Month Stint
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Apache says Alfonso Leon, its chief financial officer, is leaving the company eight months after he was appointed to the job.
Oil Producer Afren Fires CEO, 3 Other Execs In Scandal
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Afren sacks its chief executive, chief operating officer and two associate directors after an independent review into unauthorized payments found evidence of "gross misconduct".
OMV CEO Roiss To Go In Mid-2015 In Management Revamp
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 OMV CEO Gerhard Roiss will leave the Austrian energy group as of mid-2015 - nearly two years ahead of schedule.
Mussabeh Al Kaabi Takes Over as CEO of Mubadala Petroleum
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Mubadala Petroleum names Mussabeh Al Kaabi to succeed Maurizo La Noce as CEO.
OMV Board Panel Recommends Cutting Short CEO Contract
Thursday, October 09, 2014 OMV CEO Gerhard Roiss and the head of the company's gas division may see their tenures cut short before they run out in 2017, according to an Austrian newspaper.
Iran Aims For Tempting New Oil Contracts Soon
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Iran's new development contracts will be finalized soon and presented to the cabinet for approval, its oil minister says.
Pertamina Officially Appoints Muhamad Husen as Acting CEO
Friday, October 03, 2014 Pertamina appoints upstream director Muhamad Husen as the firm's acting president director & CEO to succeed Karen Agustiawan.
Linc Energy Names Craig Ricato as CEO to Succeed Peter Bond
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Linc Energy names Craig Ricato as CEO to succeed Peter Bond who will become the company's executive chairman.
US Grants First Medal On Energy To Oil Historian Yergin
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 As the US drilling boom helps drive global crude prices to two-year lows, the Obama administration has awarded the country's first medal for energy security to Daniel Yergin.
BSO Completes Sale of Otway Basin Permits PEP 167, 175, Re-engages CEO
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Bass Strait Oil completes sale of Otway Basin permits PEP 167 and PEP 175, while re-engaging Steven Noske as CEO.
Ceri Powell: 21st Most Powerful Woman in Business on Fortune's Global List
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Shell's Ceri Powell has been featured on Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women list, rising eight places to number 21 on the 2014 list.
Well-Centric Oilfield Services Appoints Chris Mawtus CEO
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Well-Centric Oilfield Services appoints Chris Mawtus as CEO, with the firm to double its workforce to 70 employees to achieve growth targets.
Billionaire Fredriksen's Partner Quits Rig Firm Seadrill, Shares Fall
Friday, September 19, 2014 Tor Olav Troeim, who until recently was referred to as the right-hand man of big Seadrill shareholder John Fredriksen, will not seek reelection to the board of Seadrill.
Australia Appoints Stuart Smith as New CEO of NOPSEMA
Thursday, September 18, 2014 The Australian government appoints Stuart Smith as CEO of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority to succeed Jane Cutler.
Continental Resources Names New President After Bott's Quick Exit
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Continental Resources promotes Jack Stark to president, less than a week after Rick Bott quit the position.
OMV's Huijskes To Leave In 2016 For 'Private Reasons'
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 OMV's head of exploration and production, Jaap Huijskes, will leave the company in the first half of 2016.
New Alberta Premier Picks Legislator Oberle As Energy Minister
Monday, September 15, 2014 Jim Prentice appoints Frank Oberle as energy minister, a key portfolio in the province that is the largest source of US oil imports.
Harkand Appoints New Head of Engineering Services
Monday, September 15, 2014 Oilfield engineer Harkand names Alan White as its new head of engineering services for Europe.
Continental Resources President Quits, Leaves Leadership Gap
Thursday, September 11, 2014 W.F. "Rick" Bott was widely seen as the probably successor to Continental Chief Executive Harold Hamm.
Eland Appoints New CEO, CFO
Monday, September 08, 2014 West Africa-focused Eland Oil & Gas promotes CFO George Maxwell to CEO role.
Sound Oil Promotes Italy MD to its Board
Monday, September 08, 2014 Sound Oil appoints Luca Madeddu, its managing director for Italy, to its board of directors.
Pertamina Selects Afdal Bahaudin as Interim CEO
Friday, September 05, 2014 Pertamina selects Afdal Bahaudin as interim CEO after incumbent Karen Augustiawan leaves office next month, Indonesia's State Enterprises Minister said, as reported in a local daily.
Ramirez Removed As PDVSA Head, Oil Minister In Venezuela Shake-Up
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pushes Rafael Ramirez from his twin posts as oil minister and a chief of PDVSA in a cabinet shake-up.
SPE Aberdeen Section Appoints New Chairman
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 The Aberdeen Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers appoints Ross Lowdon as its new chairman.
Polarcus Strengthens Company's Presence in Brazil
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Polarcus strengthens the seismic services company's presence in Brazil.