Jones Energy Inc.’s board of directors has hired Carl F. Giesler Jr. as CEO. In addition, Stephen Jones has been appointed a company director, succeeding Mike McConnell.

Yuri Baidoukov has been elected group CFO of CGG.

Northwoods Energy LLC has named Nate Wells CFO.

Kreuz Subsea has appointed Thomas Liew CFO and Jerry Starling director of diving and ROV operations.

Tom Leeson has been elected chief commercial officer of HydraWell.

Evy Glørstad-Clark has been appointed senior vice president of exploration for Aker BP and will be part of the company’s executive management team.

Danos has named Reed Peré vice president of business development, sales and marketing and James Callahan vice president of operations. In addition, Mike Guidry has been appointed general manager of production, and Kevin Biringer has been appointed general manager of Permian projects.

Emerson’s Appleton Group has promoted Andy Schwegel to vice president of international and industrial/ commercial sales, Joe Ugarte to vice president of hazardous and Harish Shinde to vice president/ general manager of Sola and Heating Cable Systems. In addition, John Peterson has retired as executive vice president of global sales.

Shale Support has hired Keith Tubandt as vice president of production management and Leslie Gillespie as director of supply chain.

Bob Swann has been named director of project management and controls of BCCK Holding Co.

DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG has named Sameh Sabry general manager of DEA Egypt, succeeding Thomas Radwitz, who has been assigned board adviser.

Randy Little has been elected division manager of American Block’s new repair and service center.

OriginClear Inc. has elected Daniel “Dan” Early head of its Modular Water Systems division.

Dr. Tao Zhao has been appointed Xodus Group’s advanced engineering lead. In addition, the company has welcomed David Livermore as a technical safety and human factors consultant and Gareth Jones as a principal consultant in decommissioning.

Concho Resources Inc. has appointed Steve Gray to its board of directors.

PJ Valves has hired Neil Kirkbride as a nonexecutive director.

Sarah J. Mugel has been promoted to secretary of National Fuel Gas Co., and Steven C. Finch has been elected an independent director on the company’s board.

Petroteq Energy Inc. has elected David Kahn to its advisory board.

Kate Richard has joined Flotek Industries Inc.’s board of directors.

The Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) has named Tom Shepherd, Quay McKnight and Marco Caccavale advisory board members. In addition, PESA has welcomed Tim Tarpley as vice president of government affairs.

Seadrill Ltd. has elected a new board of directors consisting of John Fredriksen (chairman), Harald Thorstein, Kjell-Erik Østdahl, Scott D. Vogel, Peter J. Sharpe, Eugene I. Davis and Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal.

Gazprom has appointed a new board of directors: Andrey Igorevich Akimov, Timur Askarovich Kulibaev, Denis Valentinovich Manturov, Vitaly Anatolyevich Markelov, Viktor Georgievich Martynov, Vladimir Alexandrovich Mau, Alexey Borisovich Miller, Alexander Valentinovich Novak, Dmitry Nikolaevich Patrushev, Mikhail Leonidovich Sereda and Viktor Alexeevich Zubkov.


CORTEC and Louisiana Economic Development have announced a $2.5-million expansion of CORTEC’s industrial coatings facility in Port Allen, La. It is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2019.

American Block, a designer and manufacturer of oilfield drilling and marine lifting equipment, has opened a 1,858-sq-m (20,000-sq-ft) repair and service center in Oklahoma City.

HENDERSON has opened a new service center in Odessa, Texas. The 5,574- sq-m (60,000-sq-ft) service center on the 4.8-acre site includes a 465-sq-m (5,000- sq-ft) office space, sandblasting area, paint booth, weld shop, 15 overhead cranes and hydrostatic testing.

Milestone Environmental Services, a provider of oil and gas waste management services, has opened a disposal facility in Reeves County, Texas.

OriginClear Inc. has launched its new Modular Water Systems division that offers prefabricated water treatment systems.

Baker Hughes, a GE company, has agreed to sell its natural gas solutions business to private-equity firm First Reserve and the product line’s Talamona branch in Italy to Pietro Fiorentini SpA for a combined value of $375 million. Both transactions are expected to close in the second half of 2018.

Concho Resources Inc. has completed its acquisition of RSP Permian Inc.

Equinor has agreed to acquire Danske Commodities for EUR 400 million (US$467 million).

Sixty Six Oilfield Services Inc. has acquired Five Star Rig and Supply Inc., a drilling rig and supply parts company.

Sembcorp Marine Ltd.’s subsidiary Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard Pte. Ltd. has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Sevan Marine ASA to acquire its intellectual property rights for $39 million.