The Coastal Corp. said Herbert W. Cole was elected vicepresident, accounting policy and operational compliance, of CoastalOil &amp Gas. Cole will be responsible for regulatory accounting,contract compliance and special projects for Coastal’s explorationand production (E&ampP) business. Cole joined Coastal in 1984 andhas served as assistant controller, budgeting and financialaccounting of Coastal Oil &amp Gas since 1995.

Enron Oil &amp Gas Co. (EOG) said Mark G. Papa was electedpresident and CEO of the company and Forrest E. Hoglund, formerlyEOG chairman and CEO, would retain his position as chairman for ayear in anticipation of his planned retirement in September 1999.Additionally, Papa was elected to the company’s Board of Directorsalong with John H. Duncan and Richard A. Causey.

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