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AECOM Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

AECOM has named Randall A. Wotring chief operating officer, effective July 1, 2017. With more than 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, Wotring was promoted in September 2016 to group president, Technical and Operational Services. At AECOM, he has overseen the growth..

Frontier Integrity Solutions Makes Leadership Changes

Frontier Integrity Solutions (FIS) has appointed Keyth Pengal as CEO and added oil and gas industry veteran Bill Boyer to its Board of Directors. These appointments are effective immediately. “FIS has an over-40-year history of quality, trust, and honesty with its customers, employees, and communit..

INGAA Foundation Names New Executive Director

The INGAA Foundation has announced that industry veteran Jason M. Goldstein will formally assume the role of executive director of the organization, following Richard Hoffmann’s retirement, effective Aug. 31. Goldstein joined the INGAA Foundation staff in June to create a smooth transition. As exec..

Q & A: Meet Michael Smith, GMRC’s 2017 Chairman

Based in Dallas, the Gas Machinery Research Council (GMRC) is a subsidiary of the Southern Gas Association, which manages it. GMRC is a community of proactive natural gas companies dedicated to resolving technical issues within the rapidly evolving gas machinery industry. GMRC was founded in 1952 i..

New NACE President Expects Hectic Year Battling Corrosion

Samir Degan, president of NACE International for 2017, expects the global association to see yet another hectic year of change and “high-level discussions” focused on fighting corrosion during his tenure. “I think we at NACE are changing for the better,” Degan said during an interview with P&GJ tha..

Williams Appoints New Senior VP of Atlantic-Gulf Operating Area

The Williams Companies, Inc. today announced that Frank J. Ferazzi has been named senior vice president over the company’s Atlantic-Gulf operating area, succeeding Rory Miller, who has announced his retirement. Ferazzi has served as vice president and general manager, Eastern Interstates, including..

What to Expect from a Coating Inspector

A critical part in any corrosion-control program is regular inspection of industrial coatings by certified third-party inspectors. This article explains why coating inspections are necessary, what they entail and why it is important for asset owners to take control of quality assurance. With many o..

T. Boone Pickens Offloads Pinnacle Midstream

BP Energy Partners—owned by oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens—is offloading a small portfolio company, Pinnacle Midstream, according a new report by Reuters. Anonymous sources said Pinnacle could sell for around $300 million for its gas and crude gathering and transloading services in Texas, New Mexico, ..

PG&E Senior VP and Chief Nuclear Officer to Retire at End of 2017

Edward D. Halpin, Senior Vice President, Generation and Chief Nuclear Officer of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and a 35-year veteran of the energy industry, has announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2017. “Ed has done an outstanding job leading our nuclear and power generation operat..

Williams Appoints New Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategic Development

The Williams Companies, Inc. today announced that Chad Zamarin has been appointed senior vice president of Corporate Strategic Development, effective June 26. He succeeds Frank Billings, who previously announced his retirement. In this role, Mr. Zamarin will be responsible for enterprise-level strat..

Energy Drone Coalition Announces 2017 Horizon Award Recipient

The Energy Drone Coalition has named Dr. Luis Cifuentes, Vice President of Research, Commercialization and Outreach at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as the recipient of the 2017 Energy Drone Coalition Horizon Award, sponsored by BP. This annual award was created to recognize professionals in t..

Bonanza Creek Energy Announces Leadership Changes

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. today announced that Richard J. Carty has resigned as President, Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the company’s Board of Directors, and Seth Bullock, a managing director of Alvarez & Marshal, LLC, has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective ..

Michael Squyres Named President for 2017 ASGMT

Flow-Cal, Inc’s President, Michael Squyres, has been appointed to serve as the President of the Board of Directors for the 2017 American School of Gas Measurement Technology (ASGMT), the largest gas measurement school in the United States devoted to natural gas and natural gas liquid measurement, pr..

ONEOK Makes Organizational Changes

ONEOK, Inc.  and ONEOK Partners, L.P. have announced the following organizational changes: Walter S. Hulse III, currently executive vice president, strategic planning and corporate affairs, has been named chief financial officer and executive vice president, strategic planning and corporate affai..

Blackeagle Energy Services Names New Regional Directors

Blackeagle Energy Services today announced that Gene Hallman and Armando Ferri have joined the company’s leadership team. Hallman will serve as the company’s south region director and Ferri will serve as the director for the east region. Hallman and Ferri each has more than 20 years experience ..

CMS Energy Announces Leadership Changes

CMS Energy and Consumers Energy today announced Brandon J. Hofmeister, Vice President of Governmental & Public Affairs, will succeed David Mengebier as Senior Vice President of Governmental, Regulatory & Public Affairs, effective July 1, 2017. Mengebier will serve as Senior Vice President and Senior..

Williams Elects New Chairman of the Board

The Williams Companies, Inc. has elected Stephen W. Bergstrom Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Bergstrom will replace Kathleen B. Cooper who will become Chair of the Board’s Nominating and Governance Committee. Cooper has served on the Williams Board since 2006. Bergstrom joined the Wi..

Navigant Adds Six Industry Experts to Energy Team

Navigant Consulting, Inc. has added six senior-level industry experts to the company’s growing global Energy segment.   They are: John Roddy, Managing Director, Los Angeles With more than 25 years of utility industry experience, Roddy leverages his expertise in strategy and operations to assist cl..

Trump Effect: How the Administration Could Reshape Pipeline Regulation

A Conversation with Babst Calland Energy Attorney Keith Coyle P&GJ: What are you hearing from the pipeline industry in terms of its expectations on anticipated federal regulatory reforms resulting from President Trump’s executive actions? What are the financial and safety stakes at hand? Coyle: Th..

Pierce Norton Sets a Proactive Path for AGA

Pierce Norton’s career had already spanned six different companies before he joined ONEOK in 2004, but he had effectively been working there all along.  By the time he became president of its distribution companies, Tulsa-based ONEOK owned every natural gas system that Norton had operated since join..

Kimberly Demuth Represents a Changing Energy Industry

When Kimberly Demuth began work in January for TRC Companies Inc., its significance marked the growing desire for firms involved in infrastructure development to hire environmental specialists. TRC is known as an industry leader for engineering, environmental consulting and construction management ..

New Jersey Natural Gas Appoints New VP of Regulatory Affairs

New Jersey Natural Gas today announced the appointment of Mark G. Kahrer as vice president of regulatory affairs, effective May 8, 2017. In this role, Kahrer will oversee the company’s regulatory strategy. “Mark Kahrer has been a leader in the utility industry for more than three decades, and we ar..

Federal Energy Regulator Says She Won't Seek New Term

One of FERC's two remaining members says she won't pursue reappointment after her term expires in June.

Pipeline Law Firm Names New Energy Regulatory Partner

Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler PLLC, a Houston-based oil and gas pipeline law firm, has added Sabina Walia to its energy regulatory team. Walia has represented major natural gas pipeline operators in a variety of FERC proceedings. She also advises clients on pipeline compliance, negotiates an array of m..

Apache Names New Midstream & Marketing Execs

Apache Corporation today announced the appointment of two new executives to its midstream and marketing team in the Houston office. Brian W. Freed has been named senior vice president, Midstream and Marketing, and Robert W. (“Bob”) Bourne has been named vice president, Business Development – Midstre..

Are Your Pipeline Controllers Satisfied at Work?

Are you satisfied with your job? Do you love your career? Do you expect the same thing from your job that your manager expects from you? Are you valued by your company? Over the last five years of studying workload and human factors in the pipeline industry, we have repeatedly asked these same quest..

OTC Names 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

The 2017 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) will honor this year’s Distinguished Achievement Award recipients May 2 in Houston. As part of the OTC Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon, the conference will recognize John Bomba for individual achievement, the LLOG Exploration Delta House Proje..

Plains All American Announces Numerous Leadership Changes

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. has announced several officer changes. Retirements Dave Duckett has retired as CEO of Plains Midstream Canada (PMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of PAA, where he was responsible for directing business strategy, business development and acquisitions for PAA’s Canadi..

TRC Names Oil and Gas Industry Leaders to Integrity Management Practice

TRC Companies, Inc. announced today that oil and gas pipeline industry veterans DeWitt Burdeaux and Lane Miller have joined the company’s Integrity Services Practice as Training and Market Directors. Miller and Burdeaux, whose experience includes top roles in both the private sector and with the U...

New Jersey Resources Appoints New Senior Vice President and General Counsel

New Jersey Resources has appointed Nancy A. Washington as senior vice president and general counsel. In this role, Washington will be responsible for developing and directing the corporate legal function and overseeing corporate compliance. “We are very pleased to welcome Nancy Washington to our te..