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Jeff Miller (Photo: Halliburton)

Miller Takes Over as Halliburton Chairman

Oilfield services provider Halliburton announced that its board of directors has appointed president and chief executive officer Jeff Miller as chairman of the board, effective January 1, 2019, following the retirement of executive chairman Dave Lesar on December 31, 2018.Robert A. Malone will continue as lead independent director of the Halliburton board of directors.Miller has served on Halliburton's board since 2014, and has been the company's president and CEO since 2017. He has held other roles including president of Halliburton from 2014-2017 and executive vice president and chief

Halliburton Appoints Loeffler CFO

Halliburton Company said that Lance Loeffler, previously vice president of Investor Relations, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer.Loeffler will lead the company’s financial functions, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and financial reporting, tax, internal assurance, treasury, corporate development and investor relations. Chris Weber is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities."We believe Lance’s financial expertise, along with his knowledge of Halliburton and experience with the investment community, makes him best suited to lead our financial

Paddy Hardey (Photo: M² Subsea)

M² Subsea Appoints US GM, SVP Commercial

gas industry. Most recently, he was commercial manager of Bibby Offshore’s North American subsea division, where he played an integral role in growing the company’s global footprint, establishing business links in a number of emerging regions. Prior to this, he was commercial manager for Halliburton’s Pipeline and Precommissioning business in Aberdeen.   Based in Houston and Aberdeen, M² Subsea is the largest independent provider of ROV services, focused on reducing costs and risks to meet the demands of the low oil price environment

RigNet Names Jabbia VP, N. American Sales

in the upstream oilfield services sector. During Trent’s 12-year tenure at RigNet, he has held positions as a Field Engineer, Sales Executive, Offshore Sales Team Lead, and a Global Sales Executive.  Prior to joining RigNet in 2005, Jabbia worked as a Senior Technical Professional for Halliburton, where he led a crew of service operator technicians in conducting highly technical downhole acquisition services at remote well sites on land and in the Gulf of Mexico.  Jabbia holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Photo: Statoil

Norway Labor Union in Small Expansion of Oil Industry Strike

added.   Union officials would meet next week to review the state of the strike and what to do next, he said.   Mediation between Industri Energi and the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association broke down earlier this week, triggering the initial strike at the Norwegian units of Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Oceaneering and Oceaneering Asset Integrity.   The negotiations were on behalf of about 6,500 union members at around 30 companies.   Norway is western Europe's top oil and gas producer, with state-controlled Statoil its largest firm. Reporting by Terje Solsvik  

Blair LeBlanc (Photo: Stokes & Spiehler)

Stokes & Spiehler Announces Management Promotions

workover field operations on wells, as well as detailed project design, procedure writing, cost estimate preparation and regulatory compliance. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Bellard previously worked with Halliburton prior to joining Stokes & Spiehler in 2001. In his new role as Vice President - Onshore Operations, Bellard will oversee onshore and inland water efforts across all active oil and gas regions, and he will work with the engineering team to fully evaluate each project’s scope and landscape

Diamond Offshore Names Senior VP, CFO

as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, to be effective May 3, 2016.  Youngblood succeeds Gary T. Krenek, who is retiring after 33 years of service to the Company and its predecessors.   Prior to joining the company, Youngblood held a variety of managerial positions with Halliburton Company, where he most recently served as Vice President, Investor Relations. Youngblood joined Halliburton in 1988 as a Staff Accountant and served in numerous financial management positions for Halliburton and its subsidiaries, including Senior Director, Finance - Western Hemisphere and Director

Layoffs and Another Lost Generation?

or eventual leadership positions in the oil and gas industry is notably small.   According to Douglas-Westwood, since oil price started declining late last summer, layoffs in today’s industry are nearing 100,000 worldwide. Oilfield service companies Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, and Halliburton announced layoffs of around 20,000, 10,500, and 9,000 employees respectively, while E&Ps BP and Chevron each announced layoffs approaching 10,000 of their employees. According to a survey completed in January 2015 by Rigzone, 44 percent of the surveyed companies indicated that they plan to

O&G Sector Tarnishes Strong US Jobs Report

, during the financial crisis, jobs in the oil and gas extraction sector did not begin to fall until December, five months into the oil price slide. But once the rout started, it lasted for a year, wiping out over 50,000 jobs.   The signs are bleak. Oil drilling firms including Schlumberger, Halliburton and Baker Hughes already have announced plans to lay off ten of thousands of workers worldwide this year.     (Reporting by Edward McAllister; Editing by Paul Simao

US Oilfield Jobs Cull Gains Pace, More Pain Ahead

since found other off-field work, but his hours and pay have been cut in half and it was not clear how long it would last.   Interviews with more than a dozen oil workers and job recruiters suggest this is just the first stage of bloodletting as oil drillers, producers and service firms such as Halliburton , Schlumberger and Baker Hughes respond to a 50 percent drop in crude prices since June. Those three firms alone have in recent weeks announced a total of 22,000 job cuts worldwide.   The pace at which the industry is shelving projects, releasing rigs and firing crews "would indicate

Norway Oil Engineers May Walk off Job next Week

mediation. Next up is mediation on July 4-5 between oil services workers represented by Industri Energi, the largest union for energy workers, and the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, which represents employers. If these talks fail, around 100 engineers from firms including Schlumberger and Halliburton, will go on strike, the head of Industri Energi said. "These are mud engineers ... It will have an impact on drilling," Leif Sande told Reuters. He said more details would be given on Wednesday about who would go on strike if negotiations fail. Industri Energi wants to narrow

Photo: Aker Solutions

Norway's Oil Service Workers Begin Wage Talks

Norwegian oil service workers begun three days of wage talks on Tuesday, demanding a new collective agreement and higher pay, days after two unions representing platform workers broke off negotiations, raising the prospect of a strike. Oil service employees, working for firms such as Schlumberger, Halliburton, Aker Solutions and Baker Hughes, now have until the end of Thursday to reach a deal, otherwise talks would go to a government mediator before possible labor action. Platform workers staged a 16-day strike two years ago, cutting oil production by 13 percent before the government intervened

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