Chevron announces leadership changes: This week’s oil and gas HR news

Michael Wirth. Image: Chevron Corporation

Here is a list of human resources highlights as appeared in the Daily Oil Bulletin for the week of Sept. 29, 2017:

Wirth named chairman and CEO of Chevron; Watson retiring

Chevron Corporation’s board of directors has elected Michael Wirth as board chairman and chief executive officer, effective Feb. 1, 2018.

Wirth, who is currently vice-chairman of the board and executive vice-president of midstream and development, succeeds John Watson, who will retire from the company and its board when Wirth takes command. Watson served 37 years with Chevron, including eight years as chairman and CEO.

Newfoundland and Labrador government appoints C-NLOPB member

Ted O’Keefe is the new provincial member for the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), announced Siobhan Coady, Newfoundland and Labrador natural resources minister, on Sept.26.

O’Keefe’s appointment is for a six-year term. The appointment was made through the “merit-based appointment process” established by the Independent Appointments Commission (IAC) Act.

Painted Pony appoints COO

Painted Pony Energy Ltd. has appointment of Rick Kessy as chief operating officer. Hi will oversee all aspects of the company’s well activities and field operations, including drilling and well completion operations, production facilities and infrastructure, and production operations.

Kessy brings more than 34 years of oil and gas industry experience. Most recently, he was the vice-president and director of the Marcellus business unit, Repsol Oil & Gas USA. His previous roles include vice-president Marcellus infrastructure and production operations at Talisman Energy Inc.

Sproule hires European, Middle Eastern and African-focus executive

Sproule has announced senior energy executive Danilo Bandiziol will lead client support and business development activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Bandiziol’s international career spans technical and management positions with, most recently, Société Générale de Surveillance, The Hague, Netherlands, as well as a 16-year tenure with Total SA. He has broad knowledge and experience in the international exploration and production industry. He has extensive field operations, reservoir engineering, and reserves management experience.

Geoscience BC announces new board members

Geoscience BC has appointed Christine Ogryzlo and Donna Phillips, doing so at board meeting where Randy Smallwood also stepped down from the board at the end of his term.

With decades of experience as a journalist, business researcher and communications manager, Ogryzlo was a CBC producer for 12 years. Phillips has three decades of professional experience in business with particular focus in finance, corporate planning, land negotiations, business development, government relations, stakeholder/community relations and indigenous negotiations in the energy industry.

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