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March 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

Coronavirus: A message from our President, David Preng

I would first like to express the hope that you, your family, and your employees are and remain healthy. To anyone whose family has been directly impacted by the coronavirus…
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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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People On the Move

Baytex Energy Corp. * Placement

Donald G. Hrap was appointed to the Board of Directors.

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.

Occidental Petroleum

Robert Peterson was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Antero Resources Corporation

Jacqueline C. Mutschler was appointed to the Board of Directors.

WEC Energy Group

Xia Liu was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Equitrans Midstream Corporation

Patricia K. Collawn was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd.

Michael Mcanearney was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Grizzly Energy * Placement

Stephen W. Herod was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Castleton Resources LLC. * Placement

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

Saulsbury Industries * Placement

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

Basic Energy Services, Inc.

Lawrence First, Ross Solomon, and Derek Jeong were appointed to the Board of Directors.

GulfMark Energy, Inc.

Greg L. Mills was appointed as President.

Global Atomic Corporation

Ronald S. Halas was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Antero Midstream Corporation

Janine J. McArdle was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Nine Energy Service, Inc.

Guy Sirkes was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Seadrill Partners

John T. Roche was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Samson Oil & Gas

Tristan Farel was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Canadian Spirit Resources Inc.

Sead Hamzagic was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Petroteq Energy Inc.

James Fuller was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. 

Winston Mar was appointed as Chief Restructuring Officer.

Edgewater Midstream, LLC 

David Anders was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Ranger Energy Services, Inc.

Byron A. Dunn was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Key Energy Services, Inc.

J. Marshall Dodson was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Antero Midstream Corporation

Sheri Pearce was appointed as Chief Accounting Officer.

Centaurus Energy Inc.

David D. Tawil and Steven Azarbad were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Atmos Energy Corporation

Franklin H. Yoho was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Occidental Petroleum

Stephen I. Chazen was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Nextier Oilfield Services

Phung Ngo-Burns was appointed as Chief Accounting Officer.

Diamond S Shipping Inc.

George Cambanis was appointed to the Board of Directors.

DTE Energy Company

David S. Ruud was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Arch Coal, Inc.

Matthew C. Giljum was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Arch Coal, Inc.

John T. Drexler was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Parker Drilling Company

Sandy Esslemont as was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

High Arctic Energy Services Inc.

Mike Maguire was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

U.S. Well Services, Inc.

Steve S. Habachy was appointed to the Board of Directors.

CoJax Oil and Gas Corporation

Barrett Wellman was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Frontera Energy Corporation

Alejandro Piñeros was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.

Alan H. Howard and Peter McTeague were appointed to the Board of Directors.

CNOOC Limited

Hu Guangjie was appointed as an Executive Director and the President.

Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.

Stuart Lasher was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Canacol Energy Ltd.

Ari Merenstein was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Arrow Exploration Corp.

Gage Jull was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

TransGlobe Energy Corporation

Timothy Marhant was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Madagascar Oil Ltd.

Kiran Raj was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Volga Gas Plc.

Stewart Dickson and Andrei Yakovlev were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Marathon Petroleum Corp

Michael J. Hennigan was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

TerraForm Power, Inc.

Kimball Osmars was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Gibson Energy

Judy Cotte was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Exelon Corp.

David Glockner was appointed as Executive Vice President, Compliance and Audit.

Pattern Energy Group Inc.

Michael Garland, Bruce Hogg and Michael Hill were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Permex Petroleum Corp. 

Greg Montgomery was appointed to the Board.

Gulf Island Fabrication

Michael A. Flick was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

PJM Interconnection, LLC * Placement

Nigeria Poole Bloczynski was appointed as Chief Risk Officer.

Gulf Keystone Petroleum * Placement

Ian Weatherdon was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Noble Corp.

Richard Barker was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Lilis Energy Inc.

Michael G. Long was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

New Jersey Resources

Dave Johnson was appointed as Vice President of Corporate Business Development.

New Jersey Resources

Amy Cradic was appointed as SVP, Chief Operating Officer of Non-Utility Businesses, Strategy and External Affairs.

Spark Energy, Inc.

Kevin McMinn was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Blaze International Ltd.

David Wheeler was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman.

Proserv Group Inc.

Julie Thomson was appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer.

National Fuel Gas Company

Barbara Baumann was was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Wintershall Dea GmbH

Dawn Summers was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Parex Resources Inc.

Jeff Meunier was appointed as Vice President New Ventures.

Victoria Oil & Gas Plc.

Roy Kelly was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Neptune Energy

Alexandra Thomas was appointed as the Managing Director UK.

Pharos Energy Plc.

Lisa Mitchell was was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc.

Raphael (Ralph) D’Amico was promoted to Chief Financial Officer.

Key Energy Services Inc.

Harry Quarls, Alan Menkes, Marcus Rowland, and John Marshall Dodson were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Tellurian Inc.

Kian Granmayeh was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

SilverBow Resources, Inc.

W. Eric Schultz was appointed as Controller and Principal Accounting Officer.

Xcel Energy

Pete Gardner was appointed as Chief Nuclear Officer.

Yancoal Australia Ltd

David James Moult was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

WPX Energy, Inc.

D. Martin Phillips and Douglas E. Swanson Jr. were appointed to the Board of Directors

CIG Logistics

David Nightingale was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc.

Matt Owens was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc.

Thomas B. Tyree was appointed as Executive Chairman.

Corridor Resources Inc.

Neil Roszell was appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Paramount Resources Ltd.

Paul Kinvig was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Lukoil

Denis Rogachev was appointed as Senior Vice President for Overseas Oil and Gas Production.

Premier Oil Plc.

Elisabeth Proust was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Alliance Bioenergy Plus, Inc.

Peter Zimeri was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Apache Corporation

Clay Bretches was appointed as Executive Vice President, Operations.

ConocoPhillips

David T. Seaton and Al Walker were appointed to the Board of Directors

Alliance Bioenergy Plus, Inc.

Peter Zimeri was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Petrobras Transporte S.A.

Cristiane Elia de Marsillac was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Petrobras Transporte S.A.

Gustavo Santos Raposo was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Evergy, Inc.

Paul Keglevic and Kirk Andrews were appointed to the Board of Directors.

The York Water Company

Joseph T. Hand was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Southern California Edison Company

Jennifer R. Hasbrouck was appointed as Senior Vice President and the General Counsel.

Buffalo Coal Corp.

Willie Bezuidenhout was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Arch Coal, Inc.

Paul A. Lang was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Amazing Energy Oil and Gas Co.

Benjamin Jacobson III was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Brigham Minerals, Inc.

Carrie Clark was appointed to the Board of Directors.

PPL Corporation

Vincent Sorgi was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer.

Seadrill Ltd.

Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen and Herman R. Flinder were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

Glynis A. Bryan was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc.

John C. Ivascu was appointed as SVP, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary.

EnLink Midstream, LLC

Deborah G. Adams and James K. Lee were appointed to the Board of Directors.

EnLink Midstream, LLC

Walter Pinto was appointed as Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence.

Hunt Oil Company

Travis Armayor was promoted to Chief Financial Officer.

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