Public Capital , People

ConocoPhillips CFO to Retire in August after Nearly 40-year Career

In conjunction with the retirement of CFO Don E. Wallette Jr., ConocoPhillips also said William (Bill) L. Bullock Jr. had been named as Wallette’s replacement.

May 21, 2020

Private Equity , People , Investment

Kayne Anderson Reportedly to Consolidate Energy PE Teams, Chuck Yates to Leave

Kayne Anderson will consolidate its two energy private equity teams and one of the managing partners, Chuck Yates, will exit the firm, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

May 21, 2020

Public Capital , People , Shale Plays

Laredo Petroleum Names Bill Albrecht as Independent Chairman

William (Bill) Albrecht succeeds Laredo Petroleum’s founder, Randy Foutch, who decided to not stand for re-election to the board.

May 18, 2020

People , Drilling

Dril-Quip Names Jeffrey Bird as COO, Raj Kumar as CFO

Dril-Quip Inc. has promoted Jeffrey J. Bird to president and COO and Raj Kumar to vice president and CFO, effective as of May 14. These new roles will complement the leadership of Blake DeBerry as CEO.

May 18, 2020

Business , People , Unconventional , Natural Gas , Crude Oil , Transactions

Executive Q&A: The Masked Oilman

We’re taking a departure from the normal here. But what’s ‘normal’ right now anyway? And what will be normal next quarter? So, we asked.

May 15, 2020


PATH FORWARD: Energy Job Search Tips from David Preng

David Preng, founder, president and CEO of Houston-based Preng & Associates, says letting your network know immediately is key for those who have lost their job amid the oil market crash.

May 13, 2020

People , Unconventional , Crude Oil , Trade , Shale Plays

PATH FORWARD: Parsley CEO Matt Gallagher Talks US Shale, Tech, ESG

Fresh off the end to proration discussions in Texas, CEO Matt Gallagher shares how Parsley Energy is responding to demand loss plus the Permian shale producer’s focus on technology and ESG.

May 12, 2020


Newfield Exploration Founder Joe B. Foster Passes Away

By the time he retired from Newfield Exploration in 2000, Foster had built the E&P company into a thriving multibillion-dollar business.

May 11, 2020

Private Equity , People , Shale Plays , Water Management , Midstream

WaterBridge Names Co-CEOs as Founder Stephen Johnson Steps into New Role

In a statement, Stephen Johnson said he and the WaterBridge board are confident that now is the right time to transition the water midstream company’s leadership to the “next generation of talent.”

May 8, 2020

People , Exploration & Production , Technology

Lending a Helping Hand to Oilfield Workers

Despite the double impact of a global pandemic and record low oil prices, this nonprofit organization has a system in place to lend assistance to oilfield workers in need.

May 8, 2020