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January 6, 2020 in News & Media

Energy Business Strategies: Composing The Board Of The Future

David Preng's article the Hart Energy Oil & Gas Journal January 2020 issue provides insight into the composition and requirements of energy boards in 2020 and beyond.
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January 6, 2020 in News & Media

David Preng On Recognizing Future Leaders

David Preng, founder and president, Preng & Associates discusses the 2019 class of Oil and Gas Investor's Forty under 40. Read More & See Video
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EQT Corporation * Placement

Lydia Beebe, Lee Canaan, and Hallie Vanderhider have joined the Board of Directors.

Occidental Petroleum * Placement

Robert M. Shearer was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Saulsbury Industries * Placement

Dennis Chismar was appointed as SVP, Business Development & Marketing.

Coro Energy Plc.

Nick Cooperas was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Quadrise Fuels International Plc.

Jason Miles was promoted to Chief Executive Officer.

Quadrise Fuels International Plc.

Mark Whittle was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

CGX Energy Inc.

Gabriel De Alba was appointed as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors.

PJM Interconnection, LLC * Placement

Nigeria Poole Bloczynski was appointed as Chief Risk Officer.

Castleton Resources LLC. * Placement

Christopher “Chris” Wayne Migura was appointed as General Counsel.

Gulf Keystone Petroleum * Placement

Ian Weatherdon was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Xcel Energy Inc.

James W. Sample was appointed as Vice President, Chief Security Officer.

Tallgrass Energy, LP

Gary D. Watkins was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

PDC Energy, Inc

Lynn A. Peterson and Paul J. Korus were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Vaquero Midstream LLC

Clayton J. Hewett was appointed as Executive Vice President of Engineering.

Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd.

Carlos Escribano was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Riviera Resources, Inc.

Joseph A. Mills was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Era Group Inc.

David Stepanek was appointed as Senior Vice President, Business Development.

Parsley Energy, Inc.

S. Wil VanLoh, Jr. and Jim Kleckner were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Silk Energy Ltd.

Bryan Emslie was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Arizona Public Service Company

Daniel T. Froetscher was appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Arizona Public Service Company

Theodore N. Geisler was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Arizona Public Service Company

James R. Hatfield was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.

Tgs-Nopec Geophysical Company

Scott Michell was appointed as Senior Vice President of Imaging.

U.S. Silica

Brad Casper was promoted to President.

Lionrai Investments No.2 Ltd.

Rajiv Khakar was appointed as Director.

Seadrill Partners LLC

Anthony R. Horton was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Motiva Enterprises, LLC

Amy Marlyse Plato was appointed as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, and Business Compliance Officer.

The AES Corporation

Sherry Kohan was appointed as Vice President and Controller.

Cluff Natural Resources Plc.

Sarah Mcleod was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Pharos Energy Plc.

Geoffrey Green was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Enerplus Corporation

Judith D. Buie was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Providence Resources Plc.

Alan Linn was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director.

PAA GP Holdings LLC

Lawrence Ziemba was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Sierra Energy

Johan Van Walsem was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Valeura Energy Inc.

Heather Campbell was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Valeura Energy Inc.

Tim Chapman was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Noble Energy, Inc.

Robin H. Fielder was appointed as Senior Vice President, Midstream.

RigNet, Inc.

Errol Olivier was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.

Kirk Tholen was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer.

Borr Drilling Ltd.

Francis Millet was appointed as the New Chief Financial Officer.

Mitcham Industries, Inc.

Andy Meecham was appointed as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

Mitcham Industries, Inc.

Peter Ramsay was appointed as Director, Strategic Hydrographic Programs.

Crescent Point Energy Corporation * Placement

James Craddock was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. * Placement

Amy Nelson was appointed to the Board of Directors.

EQT Corporation

David Khani was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

NextDecade Corp.

Khalifa Abdulla Al Romaithi was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Woodside Petroleum Ltd

Swee Chen Goh was appointed to the Board of Directors.

AMOS Group Ltd.

Soo (Evelyn) Pin Wong was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Lekoil Ltd.

Mark Simmonds and Tony Hawkins were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Geo Energy Resources Ltd.

Sheng (Adam) Hua Tan was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Occidental Petroleum

Andrew Gould was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Strata-X Energy Ltd.

Duncan Cornish was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Gulfport Energy Corporation

Alvin (Al) Bledsoe was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Borr Drilling Ltd.

Neil Glass was appointed to the Board of Directors.

PetroFrontier Corp.

Kenneth L. DeWyn was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Aqua America, Inc. 

Wendy A. Franks was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Contura Energy, Inc.

Scott D. Vogel was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Chaparral Energy, Inc. 

Charles Duginski was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

RGC Resources

Randall “Randy” Burton was appointed as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary.

Altus Midstream Company

Christopher J. Monk was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Halliburton

Robb Voyles was promoted to Executive Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer.

ProPetro Holding

Michele V. Choka was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Basic Energy Services, Inc.

Keith L. Schilling was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Petrotal Corp.

Eleanor Barker and Roger Tucker were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Diversified Gas & Oil Plc

Melanie Little was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Noble Corporation

Stephen M. Butz was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Carbon Energy Corporation

John A. Bailey was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.

Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.

Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.

Michael Kelly was appointed as Executive Vice President of Finance.

Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.

Nicholas O’Grady was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Marathon Petroleum Corp.

Jonathan Z. Cohen was appointed to the Board of Directors.

NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc.

Kenneth Pucheu was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Montage Resources Corp.

Randall M. Albert was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Nostrum Oil & Gas.

Kaat Van Hecke was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

FTS International, Inc.

John Vaske was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc.

Craig Jarchow was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Petroneft Resources Plc.

Daria Shaftelskaya was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Savannah Petroleum Plc.

Antoine Richard was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Forum Energy Metals Corp.

Paul Dennison was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Universal Coal Plc.

Mark Eames and Paul John Sanger were appointed to the Board of Directors.

East West Petroleum Corp.

Kevin William Haney was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Noble Energy, Inc.

Martha B. Wyrsch was appointed to the Board of Directors.

U.S. Energy Corp.

Ryan Smith was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Torc Oil & Gas Ltd.

Catharine M. De Lacy was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Cactus, Inc.

Donna Anderson was appointed as Chief Accounting Officer and Principal Accounting Officer.

Continental Resources, Inc.

William Berry was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and President.

American Water Works Company, Inc.

Walter Lynch will assume the role of President and CEO effective April 2020.

Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.

Scott Seu was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

NGL Energy Holdings

Derek S. Reiners was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Schlumberger

Stephane Biguet was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Lizabeth Ardisana was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Sundance Energy, Inc.

Stephen J. McDaniel was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Velocys Plc.

Philip Holland was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Spire Inc.

Steven L. Lindsey was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Bristow Group Inc.

Hooman Yazhari was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Bristow Group Inc.

G. Mark Mickelson was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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