People , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays

ConocoPhillips COO Matt Fox to Retire after 35 Years with Houston Company

Matt Fox, who served in several leadership roles at ConocoPhillips before becoming COO in 2018, helped guide the company’s “successful transformation” into an independent E&P, says CEO Ryan Lance.

February 25, 2021

People , Digital Oilfield

Oil States Executive Officer Chris Cragg Steps Down

Oil States International Inc. has revealed on Feb. 23 that Chris Cragg, executive vice president of operations will depart the company effective March 1, 2021 to pursue other opportunities.

February 24, 2021

Obituaries , International

Former Saudi Oil Minister Yamani, Face of 1973 Oil Embargo, Dies

Known for his elegant manner and trademark goatee, Sheikh Zaki Yamani’s 24-year tenure running the oil affairs of the world’s biggest producer made him a global celebrity during the inflationary “oil shocks” of the 1970s.

February 23, 2021

Restructurings , People

Grant Thornton Expands Oil and Gas Restructuring Services in Firm’s Houston Office

Based in Houston, Loretta Cross and John Baumgartner join Grant Thornton as managing directors who will be part of the firm’s strategy and transactions practice.

February 19, 2021

People , Digital Oilfield , Logistics

DarkPulse Appoints Kenneth Davidson as Director of US Operations

DarkPulse Inc., a technology company focused on the manufacture, sale, installation and monitoring of laser sensing systems, has appointed Kenneth Brooks Davidson as director of U.S. operations for oil and gas and renewables on Feb. 18.

February 19, 2021


Northern Oil and Gas Promotes Mike Kelly to Chief Strategy Officer

Mike Kelly, currently executive vice president of finance, joined Northern Oil and Gas in January 2020 from Seaport Global Securities where he was a partner and head of E&P research.

February 18, 2021

People , Exploration & Production

OTC Unveils 2021 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

Joe Fowler, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Panorama, Russell Hoshman and Edward Heerema will be honored.

February 16, 2021

People , Exploration & Production

Norway Energy Industry in Wage Bargain, Averting Oil, Gas Outages

The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, which negotiated on behalf of energy firms, confirmed the agreement.

February 16, 2021

Public Capital , People , Shale Plays

Houston-based Oil Producer Marathon Oil Confirms Layoffs

Marathon Oil has laid off around 100 U.S. employees, or about 5% of its total workforce, a spokeswoman for the Houston-based oil and gas producer said Feb. 11.

February 11, 2021

People , Digital Oilfield , Logistics

Enteq Upstream Hires RSS Veteran Neil Bird Based in Houston

Company builds extensive RSS directional drilling operations and engineering team ahead of product launch later in 2021.

February 11, 2021