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Connacher directors start strategic review

Jan 20, 2012

Directors of Connacher Oil & Gas Ltd., Calgary, after management changes earlier this month, have engaged Goldman Sachs to help with a strategic review (OGJ Online, Jan. 13, 2012).

New Zealand Energy expands management team

Jan 18, 2012

New Zealand Energy Corp., Vancouver, BC, has expanded its New Zealand management team to support the company’s exploration, development, and production efforts in the Taranaki and East Coast basins.

Venoco okays deal to be bought by Marquez group

Jan 17, 2012

Venoco Inc., Denver, has signed a definitive merger agreement under which its chairman and chief executive officer, Timothy M. Marquez, who with affiliated trusts and foundations holds 50.3% of Venoco’s common stock, will acquire Venoco.

Directors take reins at Connacher Oil & Gas

Jan 13, 2012

Two directors of Connacher Oil & Gas Ltd., Calgary, will oversee day-to-day operations of the company on an interim basis after the departure of Richard A. Gusella, chairman, chief executive officer, president, and interim chief operating officer.

Reinhart named interim Nexen president

Jan 12, 2012

Keith Reinhart, executive vice-president and chief financial officer of Nexen Inc., Calgary, has been appointed interim president and chief executive officer.

Yavuz named TransAtlantic chief operating officer

Jan 9, 2012

TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd., Dallas, has named Mustafa Yavuz as chief operating officer.

Suncor appoints Williams as president

Dec 12, 2011

Suncor Energy Inc. appointed Steve Williams, chief operating officer since 2007, as president and a member of the company's board. Willams will assume the role of chief executive officer upon Rick George's retirement in May 2012.

Chevron Phillips Chemical makes management changes

Dec 8, 2011

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC made several senior management changes, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

NPRA promotes two directors, hires counsel

Dec 7, 2011

Brendan Williams, National Petrochemical & Refiners Association senior director for advocacy, and David Friedman, senior director for regulatory affairs, have been named vice-presidents of the departments they lead.

Gupta joins Essar Oil in top roles

Dec 5, 2011

Lalit Kumar Gupta has been named managing director and chief executive officer of Essar Oil Ltd., which handles oil and gas operations in India for Essar Energy PLC, part of the Essar Group of London.

Chevron makes executive appointments

Dec 1, 2011

Chevron Corp. named Joseph C. Geagea as corporate vice-president and president, Chevron Gas & Midstream, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

Total names executives in restructuring

Nov 29, 2011

Total SA has made a series of executive appointments related to the restructuring of its downstream business announced in October (OGJ Online, Oct. 10, 2011).

Boost to natural gas seen as EPA rules trim coal-fired power

Nov 28, 2011

Retirement of coal-fired plants in near-term prospect due to toughening US environmental standards would increase the share of total electric power generation fueled by natural gas by 6 percentage points, according to Fitch Ratings.

Investor group to acquire Samson Investment

Nov 23, 2011

An investor group led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP will acquire Samson Investment Co., Tulsa, Okla., one of the largest private US exploration and production companies, for $7.2 billion.

State Department delays Keystone XL oil sands pipeline decision until 2013

Nov 21, 2011

In a move that will delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until at least the first quarter of 2013, the US Department of State will study an alternate route for the important project to connect the oil sands region of Alberta with high-conversion refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.

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