Karen Chandler, who has been with Laredo Petroleum since 2012, has been promoted to serve as the Permian operator’s senior vice president and COO.

Venezuela is tapping at least five new top executives to state oil company PDVSA, six sources said on Oct. 17, but the changes are unlikely to halt the unraveling of the OPEC member's oil industry under military management.

Chris Newton has been appointed chairman of Tap Oil, effective immediately, the company said Oct. 15.

The company’s CFO, Alexander Nickolatos, has been promoted to serve as interim president and CEO of the company and has also been appointed to the company’s board of directors.

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The board of directors of EMGS ASA said Sept. 28 that Christiaan Vermeijden has decided to resign from his position as CEO due to personal reasons.

David Dell’Osso joins Permian-focused Parsley from Southwestern Energy, where he most recently served as the senior vice president and general manager of its Northeast Appalachia division.

Abraxas Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ: AXAS) on Sept. 20 announced a change in leadership roles.

Shell, following a review of working conditions, will move to a two-week offshore, three-week onshore rota system from second-quarter 2019.

Ecopetrol said production at wells had not been affected, though 19 drilling rigs had been halted.

In August, Conoco suspended legal attachments efforts that had cut Venezuela’s oil exports from several Caribbean facilities following a deal that allowed the country 90 days to make an initial $500 million payment.

The company, whose stock has underperformed the broader market in recent years, in May won a proxy fight with activist investor Cation Capital.

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