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Goebel

Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific appointed Rachelle Goebel as senior vice president to lead its major LNG projects across the Americas and the global expansion of its gas engineering and project management services, based in Houston. P&GJ..

Smith

Neil Smith has been hired to develop CCI & Associates Engineering and EPC capabilities for specialized projects from the Houston office. He has 30 years’ experience with horizontal directional drilling. P&GJ..

France

Michael France was named a managing director at Intrepid Investment Management, which makes private investments across the energy sector.  France will co-lead Intrepid’s investing business Robert Cabes. P&GJ..

Timothy J. Harris

Timothy J. Harris joined Allegheny Technologies in the newly created position of senior vice president, chief digital and technology officer. P&GJ ..

Mills

Roan Resources Director Joseph A. Mills has been appointed executive chairman of the board and will assume the duties of principal executive officer of the company following the resignation of Tony Maranto as chairman, CEO and president. Mills also serves as president and CEO of Samson Resources II...

Steven F. Ditcham

Romet Limited promoted Steven F. Ditcham to international sales director with responsibility for Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from Aston University and has worked for both Schlumberger and Sensus. ..

Sinclair/Creel

Donald R. Sinclair and Michael A. Creel have been appointed to serve on the Lucid Energy Group’s board of directors.  Sinclair is chairman and president of WTX Pumping Services.  Creel previously was CEO of Enterprise Products Partners. P&GJ..

Shawn Fields

Shawn Fields has joined Western Land Services as president in the company’s Oklahoma City office.  He moves to WLS from NextEra Energy Resources, where he was executive director of Upstream Development. P&GJ ..

Moler

Tallgrass Energy announced the promotion of Chief Operating Officer Bill Moler to President. David G. Dehaemers Jr. remains CEO and Moler will retain his current COO title. P&GJ ..

Moore

Equitrans Midstream appointed Stephen M. Moore as senior vice president and general counsel. He previously was special project counsel for UGI Corporation. P&GJ ..

Pipeline Safety Management System (SMS) Industry

Angela Kolar, Colonial Pipeline’s vice president of Operations Services, has been selected to chair the Pipeline Safety Management System (SMS) Industry team. The team represents oil and gas industry pipeline operators and trade associations in their efforts to improve safety performance. Members in..

National Petroleum Council

Colonial Pipeline President and CEO Joseph A. Blount Jr. has been appointed to the National Petroleum Council (NPC) Committee on U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Transportation Infrastructure. The NPC provides advice for the U.S. Secretary of Energy office. P&GJ ..

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Tamas

PTS hired Kyli Tamas as account recruitment manager for the Gulf Coast operation. Tamas has over 10 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. P&GJ..

Farias

PTS Advance appointed Jeanne Guzman Farias as account director for its Gulf Energy & Infrastructure Division. She has over 15 years’ experience in oil, gas and chemicals, as well as renewables and power generation industries. P&GJ..

Clow

OPITO, a skills-development body for the energy industry, appointed Stuart Clow as director. He has over 30 years’ experience in the industry, spending 28 years with Transocean. Clow spent the last 16 months with Norwegian firm COSL Drilling Europe AS. P&GJ ..

Hird

i-Tech 7, a Subsea 7 business unit, appointed Simon Hird as its regional director for the Asia-Pacific region. He has more than 40 years’ experience in the subsea oil and gas industry, working for several major construction contractors.  Hird joins i-Tech 7 from UTEC Survey, where he was the Asia-Pa..

Bhalla

Engineering services firm Stress Engineering Services promoted Kenneth Bhalla to chief technology officer. Previously, he led the company’s drilling, completion and intervention systems sub-practice and was one of the key architects of the company’s Realtime Fatigue Monitoring System. P&GJ..

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Churchill

Sean Churchill joined Tenaska Marketing Ventures as director of origination and will work out of the new Houston office. He has held natural gas trading and origination positions with EDF Trading, Sequent Energy Management and Calpine Energy Services. Churchill’s experience includes electric generat..

Ditcham

Romet Limited promoted Steven F. Ditcham to international sales director with responsibility for Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has 36 years’ experience selling gas and water metering, and process instruments to transmission and utility companies. Previously, Ditcham worked for Sensus and Schl..

Melhuish

WFS Technologies appointed Moray Melhuish as commercial director. He was previously the business development director at independent underwater robotics specialist ROVOP. P&GJ Melhuish ..

Esquivel

Ruben E. Esquivel retired from Atmos Energy’s Board of Directors. He joined the board in 2008 and served as chairman of its Work Session/Annual Meeting Committee since 2017. He served as president and CEO of the company in 1985 and vice chairman in 1994. P&GJ..

Letter from PRCI President Cliff Johnson: Investing in Research to Improve Pipeline Safety

Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) exists as a way for its members, who are pipeline operators, service providers and other industry stakeholders, to collectively and collaboratively, conduct research, develop, and evaluate new and emerging technologies that have the potential to improve..

INGAA Foundation Chair Victor Gaglio Shares Positive Industry Outlook

A senior vice president and chief operating officer for Piedmont Natural Gas, Duke Energy’s natural gas business unit, INGAA Foundation Chairman Victor Gaglio is responsible for leading gas utility operations. Gaglio joined Piedmont Natural Gas in 2012 and was responsible for Utility Operations prio..

New AGA Chair Stresses Raising the Bar on Safety

Togerson When James Torgerson was studying accounting at Cleveland State University in Ohio, he was working full-time to pay his way, driving a tractor-trailer rig hauling steel. It was tough, but it led to a position with the Diamond Shamrock C..

EagleClaw Announces Retirement of Co-Founder, CEO Bob Milam

EagleClaw Midstream announced the retirement of CEO Bob Milam and the promotion of Jamie Welch to the company's top spot, following the acquisition and completed integration of Caprock Midstream and Pinnacle Midstream into EagleClaw.

Southern Gas Association Names Suzanne Ogle President and COO

The Southern Gas Association (SGA) Board of Directors announced the promotion of Suzanne Ogle to president and chief operating officer of the organization. In this new role, she will be responsible for all day-to-day operations of SGA with full responsibility for budget, delivering on strategic goals and performance of the team.

Wilson

Richard Wilson joins ICR Integrity in the newly created role of COO. He has 30 years of operational and commercial experience in the oil and gas industry, having led a major service contractor and oil company. For 12 years, he was director of operations at S..

Hoffman and Lowder

Tom Hoffmann and Darin Lowder joined Foley & Lardner’s Business Law Department and Finance Practice Group as partners in its Washington, D.C., office, where they are also members of the firm’s Energy Industry Team...