API elects chairman, board members

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Oct. 18
-- The American Petroleum Institute board has elected several new members, including John S. Watson, chairman and chief executive officer of Chevron Corp., who was elected API chairman, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Watson succeeds Larry Nichols, Devon Energy Corp. executive chairman. Watson will lead API for the next 2 years.

New members joining Watson on the board will be Jean-Michel Lavergne of Total E&P USA, Joseph Bryant of Cobalt International Energy, Virginia Lazenby of Bretagne LLC, Harry Pefanis of Plains All American Pipeline, Douglas Mathews of USS Tubular Products, Steve Chazen of Occidental Petroleum Corp., and Karen Wright of Ariel Corp.

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