Will Franklin, J McLane and Simon Munro.

Westport, Conn.-based energy private equity firm Lime Rock Partners has named Will Franklin, J McLane and Simon Munro managing directors.

Franklin is based in the Houston office and experience in a leadership role in the firm’s investment efforts in the energy service and E&P sectors in North America and internationally.

McLane is based in the Houston office and has experience in a leadership role in executing the firm’s investment strategy, primarily in the E&P and energy service sectors in Canada and the U.S.

Munro is based in Aberdeen, U.K. office and held a leadership role in Lime Rock’s execution of E&P, energy service, and oil service technology investment opportunities in northwestern Europe and internationally.

Kris Agarwal has been named director and assistant general counsel. He has experience with Vinson & Elkins LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom LLP

Several Lime Rock employees have been give new titles. Westport-based Jeffrey Scofield is now a director, Westport-based Gary Sernovitz is now director, investor relations and business development; and Aberdeen-based Jason Smith is now vice president.

Lime Rock managing director John Reynolds says, “The naming of Will, Simon, and J to our global leadership group of managing directors will come as no surprise to those who have dealt with any of them. Throughout their careers at Lime Rock, all three have been integral to how we have conducted-and grown-our business. They have been tremendous investment partners to our portfolio companies, and their sharp investment judgment has helped us deliver strong returns to our investors.”

Lime Rock managing director Jonathan Farber says, “Lime Rock has sought to build a team with diverse experience and skills, adding new senior team members from industry and the finance community and allowing younger team members to assume increasing responsibility. We believe that J, Will, and Simon—and with them, Jeff, Jason, Gary, and Kris—will continue to demonstrate how essential they are to our global investment effort.”

Lime Rock manages $3.8 billion of private capital for investment in the energy industry.