PERSONNEL MOVES AND PROMOTIONS: BP America appoints chairman, president

Robert A. Malone has been appointed chairman and president of BP America Inc. He will be based in Houston.Prior to this appointment, Malone served as chief executive officer of BP Shipping Ltd., which accepted delivery of 48 new, double-hull tankers during his tenure.Previously, Malone worked for Magna, Utah-based Kennecott Copper Corp., Standard Oil Co. of Ohio, and BP PLC.Upstream movesTom L. Ward joined Riata Energy Inc., Oklahoma City, following the purchase of common stock from the company’s founder, Malone Mitchell III, and other shareholders.Mitchell will continue as president and chief operating officer.Riata Energy operates in West Texas and the Piceance basin of northweste...

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