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Norwegian oil company Vår Energi has appointed Torger Rød CEO. Rød will succeed Kristin F. Kragseth, who has recently accepted the position as CEO of Petoro, the management company for the Norwegian state-owned oil and gas interests.

Seadrill Ltd. has named Reid Warriner COO and Leif Nelson CTO.

Well-SENSE has appointed Annabel Green CEO.

Stratagraph has named Ashby Pettigrew president.

Amplify Energy Corp.’s interim CEO, Martyn Willsher, will permanently assume the positions of president and CEO.

Enverus has appointed Manuj Nikhanj president.

Ashtead Technology, an integrated subsea technology and services company, has appointed Ingrid Stewart CFO.

Premier Oil Plc said Jan. 25 that Alexander Krane would take over as CFO, as a reverse takeover of the company by private equity-backed Chrysaor Holdings Ltd. is set to complete in first-quarter 2021. Krane will replace Richard Rose, who will step down as interim CEO and finance director of Premier Oil.

Ithaca Energy Ltd. has named David Crawford CFO.

EOG Resources Inc. has promoted Ezra Y. Yacob to president.

Infrastructure Networks Inc. (iNet), a remote communications provider to the industry and government in the continental U.S., has promoted Brian Keefover to vice president and general manager of the Permian Basin. Morten Hagland Hansen has joined iNet as senior vice president of engineering and networks.

Tim Leach has been appointed to ConocoPhillips’ board of directors and executive leadership team. Leach, previously Concho’s chairman and CEO, has joined ConocoPhillips as executive vice president of the company’s Lower 48 operations.

Morten Hasås has joined Kongsberg Digital as senior vice president for Maritime Simulation. Previously CEO of Scantech Industries, Morten has held top management positions at ScanSense, Scanmar and Kongsberg Maritime.

EnerMech has appointed Paul Cockerill regional director for the Middle East and Caspian as it seeks to further grow its foothold across the upstream, downstream and petrochemical sectors in 2021. Cockerill replaces Steve Jones, who has been named as Enermech’s Southern European general manager, as the company looks to grow and further diversify its presence across the region.

ChampionX has appointed Mohammed Al-Khalifa to the newly created role of general manager of Saudi Arabia to spearhead the region for further growth in 2021.

MRDS Group has appointed Craig Yeoman finance director. With nearly 30 years’ commercial, corporate finance and banking experience, Craig is well known across the U.K. and international industry landscape.

Corrosion Resistant Alloys, a manufacturer of high-grade corrosion resistant alloy tubes, has selected Tom W. Slaughter for a business development and advisory role.

Xodus Group has appointed Natasha Howlett to lead an in-house emissions management division, which will support clients’ emissions reduction initiatives around the world. The appointment is a part of the company’s investment in expanding their emissions team to support clients and the wider energy industry in achieving its net zero goals.

Brent Smolik, a former executive with Noble Energy, has been elected to Marathon Oil Corp.’s board of directors.

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers has welcomed Iman Hill as its new executive director. She will succeed Gordon Ballard, who has stepped down following his five-year tenure.

Oxford Flow has named Iain Conn non-executive director, as the company embarks on further growth and diversification.


H&S Valve, Ignition Systems and Controls, Global Compressor and Potemkin have combined to form the new organization called Global Compression Services. The new solutions provider is a one-stop shop for natural gas compressor equipment parts and services for operations across the globe.

Saudi Aramco and Baker Hughes have announced the formation of Novel, a 50:50 joint venture to develop and commercialize a broad range of non-metallic products for multiple applications in the energy sector.

Motive Offshore Group, a specialist in marine equipment fabrication and rental for the back-deck and beyond, has announced the acquisition of Flowline Specialists, subsea equipment experts, for an undisclosed figure.

ConocoPhillips Co. has completed its acquisition of Concho Resources, following approval by shareholders of both companies.

Husky Energy announced in early January that the transaction to strategically combine with Cenovus Energy has closed.

Devon Energy Corp. and WPX Energy Inc. have announced the successful completion of their previously announced all-stock merger of equals. The combined company will operate under the name Devon Energy and will be headquartered in Oklahoma City.

AqualisBraemar ASA has successfully completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares in LOC Group, thereby creating an even more complete service provider to the upstream oil and gas industry.