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Pennsylvania Governor Fires DCNR Secretary Over Email

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett fired Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Richard Allan on Thursday after he reportedly used offensive language in email messages, disparaging another government employee.

June 18, 2013

Encana U.S. Liquids Output Set to Double This Year

Liquids-rich onshore plays from a stable of better-known assets, including the San Juan Basin, and an emerging portfolio of unconventionals will “almost double” domestic liquids production this year, Encana Corp. U.S. chief Jeff Wojahn said Tuesday.

April 24, 2013

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Wyoming has hired a new oil/natural gas supervisor, Grant Black, a 30-year geology veteran who will assume his new position May 1. The state has been without a permanent supervisor at the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) since long-time incumbent Tom Doll resigned last year after a run-in with Gov. Matt Mead (see Shale Daily, June 18, 2012). Department veteran Bob King has filled in on an interim basis. Once the oil/gas supervisor in Arkansas (1999-2004), Black holds geology degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.

March 18, 2013

Former BP Chief Takes Helm at GTL Developer

Tony Hayward, who resigned as BP plc Group CEO following the turbulence that followed the the Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico’s deepwater, has taken over as chairman of CompactGTL, which has pioneered a modular gas-to-liquids (GTL) system for flared natural gas.

March 11, 2013

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Tony Hayward, who resigned as BP plc Group CEO following the turbulence that followed the the Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico’s deepwater, has taken over as chairman of UK-based CompactGTL, which has pioneered a modular gas-to-liquids (GTL) system for flared natural gas. Hayward has been running Genel Energy plc, an Anglo-Turkish explorer. He also participated in Vallares plc, an energy fund vehicle backed by a group of investors. Royal Dutch Shell plc is the dominant leader in giant global GTL technology; CompactGTL is on the other end of the spectrum. The smaller plants are designed to harness flared gas from oilfields.

March 11, 2013

People

Regina Hopper, president and CEO of America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), one of the top lobbying groups for natural gas in Washington, DC, has resigned effective Feb. 28 under pressure from the board. “The ANGA board was extremely disappointed with her performance,” and several senior staff members have recently left, a knowledgeable source told NGI. Hopper has been at the helm of ANGA, which represents leading producers, since 2009 (see NGI, March 2, 2009). ANGA Chairman and Apache Corp. CEO G. Steven Farris commended Hopper’s performance and said she had “led ANGA’s growth from its infancy into its becoming an important voice in the discussion around fuel diversity and economic growth for our nation. We are grateful for her service, for the strong organization she leaves behind, and we wish her much success in her future endeavors.” ANGA now is searching for a successor. “I was hired to build an effective and powerful advocacy organization with strong fiscal management,” Hopper said. “By all accounts we have achieved these important objectives.”

February 11, 2013

ANGA CEO Hopper Pressured to Resign

Regina Hopper, president and CEO of America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), one of the top lobbying groups for natural gas in Washington, DC, resigned effective Feb. 28 under pressure from the board.

February 8, 2013

People

Marathon Oil Corp. COO David E. Roberts Jr. resigned effective Friday (Dec. 14) to “pursue other interests,” according to the company. Since joining the Houston-based producer in 2006, Roberts had been considered an important contributor to the upstream business. He was named senior vice president for business development and was promoted in 2008 to executive vice president of upstream, overseeing upstream and production. Roberts became COO when the company spun off its refining operations last year to become a pure-play explorer and was said to be on the short list to succeed CEO Clarence Calazot, 62. The company declined to offer further details.

December 17, 2012

People

Marathon Oil Corp. COO David E. Roberts Jr. has resigned effective Friday (Dec. 14) to “pursue other interests,” according to the company. Since joining the Houston-based producer in 2006, Roberts had been considered an important contributor to the upstream business. He was named senior vice president for business development and was promoted in 2008 to executive vice president of upstream, overseeing upstream and production. Roberts became COO when the company spun off its refining operations last year to become a pure-play explorer (see Daily GPI, July 1, 2011). He was said to be on the short list to succeed CEO Clarence Calazot, 62. The company declined to offer further details.

December 11, 2012

New Chesapeake Chairman to Take Reins This Week

Aubrey McClendon, who has run Chesapeake Energy Corp. and helmed the board of directors since he co-founded the company in 1989, officially will step down as chairman of the board at some point this week.

June 18, 2012
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