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

Enron Oil & 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.

Walter van de Vijver was appointed president and chief operatingofficer of Shell Exploration & Production Co., an affiliate ofShell Oil Co. His previous assignment was chief executive of ShellInternational Gas & Power and chairman of Shell Coal Pty. Ltd.,a Royal Dutch/Shell Group company.

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