Prady Iyyanki has been appointed CEO and president of Houston-based Forum Energy Technologies (NYSE: FET) as part of a long-planned transition, according to a news release. Iyyanki, who currently serves as president and COO of the global oilfield products company, will succeed C. Christopher Gaut, effective May 16.

Brent Eshleman has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and is an engineer.

The Houston-based company commented that Bird's departure was not related to any disagreement with Frank's or any matters relating to its operations, policies or practices.

The SISPOO union had been demanding that CNR integrate contract employees hired via third-party companies into its workforce, Reuters reported.

The planned succession will be effective after Oceaneering's annual shareholder meeting on May 5, the company said.

Canadian Natural Resources produces about 70 million cubic feet per day of natural gas in Ivory Coast, and between 40,000 barrels per day (Mbbl/d) and 45 Mbbl/d of crude oil, supporting gas-fired power plants and exports, respectively, Reuters reported.

"I think you're bringing on someone like Simon Henry who's got a wealth of experience across the [oil and gas] space," Jamie Campbell, head of natural resources at Panmure Gordon, said. "But I just can't see Rio going from zero to 100 in the energy sector in this environment."

Claire S. Farley is currently the vice chair of energy, advising KKR & Co. LP's energy group, and she is a director of LyondellBasell Industries NV and TechnipFMC Plc.

R. Scott Rowe has been appointed president and CEO of Flowserve Corp. (NYSE: FLS), a provider of flow control products and services, effective April 1. He succeeds Mark Blinn, who previously announced his intention to retire.

The Italian probe is one of several threads of inquiry underway into the acquisition of OPL-245, including current cases in Holland and Nigeria, Reuters reported.

Reuters reported that Canadian Natural Resources' Ivory Coast operations produce about 70 million cubic feet per day of gas, and between 40,000 barrels per day (Mbbl/d) and 45 Mbbl/d of crude, for gas-fired power plants and export, respectively. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics only has support services jobs data through December, while oil and gas extraction data is available through January, Reuters reported.