Jan Arve Haugan will take the helm of Aker Energy on March 1, after leading Kvaerner since 2011.

Hilcorp Founder Jeffrey Hildebrand Steps Aside As CEO

Hildebrand will remain Hilcorp’s executive chairman and continue to be heavily involved in the company’s operations, a spokesman said.

Forum Energy Technologies Inc. (NYSE: FET) has appointed Pablo G. Mercado to serve as senior vice president and CFO effective March 1, 2018.

Murphy Oil Corp. (NYSE: MUR) said Feb. 21 that it has elected David R. Looney to serve as executive vice president and CFO effective March 1, 2018.

Pengrowth Energy Corp. (NYSE: PGH) said Feb. 20 it has appointed Peter Sametz as president, CEO and as a member of the board of directors effective March 15th, 2018.

Tullow Oil Plc has picked electrical engineer and businessman Kweku Awotwi as the new head of its Ghana operations after the retirement of its current managing director.

Vallourec specializes in making tubular products for the energy and other industrial sectors. It has about 19,000 employees worldwide, while its drilling products division employs roughly 600 people.

An ONGC official said the drillship—identified as Sagar Bhushan on ONGC’s website—was undergoing maintenance at state-run Cochin Shipyard on the country’s southwest coast.

Currently, Murphy Oil has a search process underway to identify CFO John W. Eckart’s successor, the El Dorado, Ark.-based company said in a press release.

Suncor, autonomous vehicles, jobs, union, Komatsu, oil sands

The company recently announced 150 self-driving trucks would be introduced over the next six years, starting with its North Steepbank mine north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) has named W. Mark Meyer as senior vice president of energy technology strategies, effective March 1.

James D. Woods, former chairman, president and CEO of Baker Hughes Inc., and noted philanthropist, passed away in Houston on Feb. 4.