Pioneer Gives 3 Board Seats To SE Asset Management Pioneer Natural Resources Co., Dallas, (NYSE: PXD) has agreed to give investment-management firm Southeastern Asset Management Inc. three board seats. Southeastern holds some 23MM PXD shares, or 20% of outstanding. Pioneer chairman and CEO Scott Sheffield says, “We…welcome their insight and ideas, especially during these difficult and challenging economic times.”

Crusader’s Heinen, Legg Leave PayrollCrusader Energy Group Inc., Oklahoma City, (Amex: KRU) CFO John G. Heinen and COO Paul E. Legg have voluntarily resigned to reduce the financially distressed company’s payroll. Crusader is undergoing a strategic review. Its advisor is Jefferies & Co. Its assets are in the Anadarko, Central Uplift, Fort Worth, Delaware, Val Verde and Williston basins.

TetraTech’s Hertel Resigns; Brightman To Take Posts Tetra Technologies Inc., The Woodlands, Texas, (NYSE: TTI) president and CEO Geoff Hertel will resign on May 5. COO Stuart M. Brightman will take the vacated posts. Hertel will continue to work on the business, though. He says, “…The current market price for our common stock is not reflective of the value we have created…In stepping down…I will be able to concentrate my efforts…in this optimization effort….” Oilfield-services company Tetra also owns Maritech Resources, a Gulf-focused E&P.

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BP In The U.S. Shales—Hear About It At Developing Unconventional Gas 2009 More than 500 of your peers and competitors plan to attend Developing Unconventional Gas 2009 this April 6-8 in Fort Worth to hear the latest best-practice leadership in finance, A&D, technology, drilling and completion in shale, CBM and tight-gas plays. Keynote presenters include BP North America chief Andy Hopwood, Marcellus leader Range ResourcesJohn Pinkerton, T. Boone Pickens’ compressed-natural-gas-for-transportation fuel chief Andrew Littlefair and Haynesville leader Petrohawk Energy’s Floyd Wilson.

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