Timothy L. Dove has retired as Pioneer Natural Resources’ CEO and board director. Scott D. Sheffield returned to his former role as CEO, and Lead Director J. Kenneth Thompson has been named the chairman of the board.

Floyd Wilson has resigned from his role at Halcón Resources Corp. as chairman, CEO and president to pursue other interests. James Christmas, who has served as a director for Halcón and as lead independent director and chairman of the Audit Committee, has been appointed the nonexecutive chairman of the board. Also, Mark Mize, executive vice president, CFO and treasurer, and Steve Herod, executive vice president of corporate development, have resigned to pursue other opportunities. The board will commence a search process for a permanent CEO. In the interim, Halcón will be managed by a Management Committee led by David Elkouri, executive vice president and chief legal officer. Quentin Hicks has assumed the role of executive vice president, CFO and treasurer.

Bristow Group Inc. has promoted L. Don Miller to president, CEO and a member of the board of directors and Brian Allman to senior vice president and CFO.

Stress Engineering Services Inc. has promoted Kenneth Bhalla to CTO.

EQT Corp. has appointed Gary E. Gould executive vice president and COO.

OPEX Group has welcomed Roy Buchan as senior vice president.

American Gilsonite Co. has appointed Craig Mueller vice president and chief commercial officer.

Fabienne Ellington has joined Thermoplastic Composite Pipeline, Airborne Oil & Gas, as its first vice president of Asia and the Middle East.

HENDERSON has named Billy Rogers as its new president of the Drilling Products division.

Dr. Paula Gant has joined GTI as senior vice president of corporate strategy and innovation.

Sergey Menshikov has been appointed head of Department 307 at Gazprom, effective April 2. In addition, Alexander Medvedev and Valery Golubev have been relieved of their posts as deputy chairmen of the Management Committee.

Melanie West has been promoted to director of supply chain, a new position at MFG Chemical, and Kim Curtis has been hired as manager of customer service.

Xodus Group has expanded its decommissioning offering with the appointment of its first well decommissioning manager, Gavin Bell.

Sean Carnahan has been appointed to lead SkyX’s team at their new office in Houston.

BCCK Holding Co., a provider of engineering, procurement, fabrication and field construction services, has named Lucia Cheung proposal manager.

Petroleum Industry Data Exchange Inc., a global nonprofit organization that facilitates the development of eBusiness standards within the oil and gas industry, has selected Chevron’s Stephanie Waters as president. 

Richard Luff has joined the board of directors as a nonexecutive board member for Crondall Energy, a floating production and subsea specialist, and Paul Britton will lead Crondall Energy’s Houston office as general manager.

Marathon Oil Corp. has elected Jason Few and Kent Wells to the company’s board of directors.

ADES International Holding Plc, an oil and gas drilling and production services provider in the Middle East and North Africa, has appointed Hatem Soliman a nonexecutive director.


Danos and Phoenix Construction broke ground for Danos’ new Permian office on Feb. 21. Set on an 11.56-acre lot between Midland and Odessa, Texas, the building will house office and meeting space, training facilities and computer-based training stations. The building also will have a shop that features drive-thru and crane bays, with space for fabrication, automation, instrumentation and electrical, coatings and hydrotesting work.

Katalyst Data Management has opened a subsurface data management center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The new location also will serve as an R&D facility. 

Siemens has opened its new MindSphere Application Center in Gurgaon, India. The facility is a digitalized technology center, supported by Siemens’ MindSphere, an open, cloud-based Internet of Things operating system that lets customers connect machines and physical infrastructure to the digital world and their thermodynamic digital twins.

SkyX, an aerial monitoring solution for long-range assets, has opened an office in downtown Houston to strengthen partnerships and support customers.

Marathon Oil Corp. has entered into a share purchase agreement through its subsidiaries for the sale of its U.K. businesses Marathon Oil U.K. LLC and Marathon Oil West of Shetland Ltd. The transaction represents a complete country exit for Marathon Oil. 

Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger have agreed to create a new joint venture (JV), Sensia, the first fully integrated digital oilfield automation solutions provider. Under the terms of the agreement, Sensia will operate as an independent entity, with Rockwell Automation owning 53% and Schlumberger owning 47% of the JV. The transaction is expected to close and the JV is expected to begin serving customers in summer 2019.

MDU Resources Group, Inc.’s subsidiary Knife River Corp. has acquired Viesko Redi-Mix Inc.

Danos has reached a tentative agreement to acquire the assets and business of Shamrock Energy Solutions, a privately held 22-year-old oilfield service company based out of Houma, La. The deal was expected to be effective in March.