Chevron Corp.’s Vice Chairman Mike Wirth will become CEO in February, replacing the retiring John Watson.

Frank’s International N.V.’s board of supervisory directors named Michael C. Kearney president and CEO in addition to his ongoing role as chairman.

Golar LNG Ltd. appointed Iain Ross to replace Oscar Spieler as CEO.

Michelle Handforth joined Aberdeen Harbour as CEO.

MDU Resources Group Inc. promoted Jason L. Vollmer to vice president, CFO and treasurer, replacing Doran N. Schwartz as CFO. Schwartz resigned to accept a position with another organization. MDU Resources also named Stephanie A. Barth chief accounting officer in addition to her role as controller.

Cosasco appointed Anupam Sangal to the newly created role of vice president of operations and as a member of Cosasco’s board.

Matt Corbin joined Sparrows Group as director of European operations.

SOCO International Plc’s Roger Cagle and Cynthia Cagle, each an executive director, have decided to retire in second-half 2018 after more than 20 years with the company.

Sergey Skrynnikov has been appointed as Head of Department 338 at Gazprom, and Alexey Kryukov was named head of Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg.

Well-Safe Solutions appointed Matt Jenkins a director of well abandonment.

UTEC appointed Cory Goodyear business unit director of Americas, and Mick Elmslie and Jonathan Watt have been appointed to jointly lead operations in Europe and Africa as joint business unit directors.

Ashtead Technology selected Brett Lestrange as U.K. regional director.

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. named Danny Brown executive vice president (EVP) for U.S. onshore operations, Mitch Ingram EVP of international and deepwater operations and project management and Ernie Leyendecker EVP of exploration. In addition, Brad Holly is leaving the company to pursue other interests.

MOL Group appointed Haakon Haaland managing director of MOL Norge.

Orbital Gas Systems appointed Jacob Tivey trace measurement specialist, based in the company’s Houston office.

Purple Land Management hired Christina Sherwood as the associate director of acquisitions. She will oversee mergers and acquisitions on behalf of oil and gas operators.

Alpha Petroleum Resources Ltd. named Martin Freeman project manager for the Cheviot field development, Guy Sharman SURF/SPS manager and Lawrence Ritchie wells manager to the Cheviot team to work alongside the existing FPSO team of Nigel Hill and Tom Kristiansen.

Advisian, the consulting arm of WorleyParsons, appointed Tony Frencham global director for new energy as it announces plans to scale significantly within the next five years.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy selected Alan Feeley as its new chief cybersecurity officer.

Haskel International welcomed Robert Kelly as global hydrogen business development manager.

Vesmir Inc. hired Jeremy Funk as vice president of sales.

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has been elected to chair the board of Rosneft.

Gran Tierra Energy Inc. appointed Sondra Scott to its board of directors as an independent director.

Leslie S. Keating was appointed to Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s board of directors.

EOG Resources Inc. appointed C. Christopher Gaut to its board of directors.

EXCO Resources Inc.’s B. James Ford and Samuel A. Mitchell resigned from the company’s board of directors.

Santos announced that nonexecutive director Roy Franklin, OBE, retired from the board. Franklin was recently appointed chairman of Premier Oil Plc in the U.K.


BP has agreed with Bridas Corp. to form a new integrated energy company by combining their interests in Pan American Energy and Axion Energy in a cash-free transaction. The new company, Pan American Energy Group, will be the largest privately owned integrated energy company operating in Argentina.

SMG Indium Resources Ltd. has acquired 100% of the membership interests of MG Cleaners LLC, an oilfield services company headquartered in Houston.

Fugro plans to establish a Hydrography Centre of Excellence for the Americas utilizing specialist resources that include autonomous vessels and aircraft, integrated data acquisition techniques, remote processing, and large data transfer.

Qinterra Group’s North Sea well intervention specialist Altus Intervention and its international technology arm Qinterra Technologies have united to form one global force in well services. With headquarters in Stavanger, Norway, the combined group will be known as Altus Intervention.

AXT Inc., a manufacturer of compound semiconductor substrates, has completed the purchase of its new manufacturing facility in the city of Dingxing in the People’s Republic of China.

FairfieldNodal announced it is in advanced discussions with Thalassa Holdings to acquire WGP Group Ltd., a provider of marine geophysical services.

DONG Energy plans to change the company name to Ørsted starting Nov. 6.

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, established its head office in Singapore.

Tenaris has opened a new service center in Aberdeen.

INNOVA Global Ltd. has acquired Braden Manufacturing LLC, Consolidated Fabricators and Braden-Europe.

Emerson has agreed to acquire Paradigm for a purchase price of $510 million. The acquisition is expected to close by year-end 2017. Emerson also acquired GeoFields Inc. in October.