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G. Steven Farris, chairman, president and CEO of Apache Corp., has retired. John J. Christmann IV has been appointed president and CEO, and John Lowe has been elected as non-executive chairman.

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1503offbb9Statoil has appointedEldar Sætre as president and CEO.
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G. Steven Farris, chairman, president and CEO of Apache Corp., has retired. John J. Christmann IV has been appointed president and CEO, and John Lowe has been elected as non-executive chairman.

Petrobras CEOMaria das Graças Foster; CFO and Chief Investor Relations Officer Almir Guilherme Barbassa; Upstream Director José Miranda Formigli; Downstream Director José Carlos Cosenza; Gas and Power Director José Alcides Santoro; and Engineering, Technology and Procurement Director José Antônio de Figueiredo have resigned. The company has elected Aldemir Bendine as CEO, Ivan de Souza Monteiro as CFO and chief investor relations officer, Solange da Silva Guedes as Exploration and Production Director, Jorge Celestino Ramos as Downstream Director, Hugo Repsold Júnior as Gas and Power Director, and Roberto Moro as Engineering, Technology and Procurement Director.

1503offbb8Darcey Matthews has joined McDermott as vice president, investor relations.
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Det norske has appointedElke R. Njaa as senior vice president, company development.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG has hiredNorman Ingram as project director and Martin Mair as operations director.

1503offbb7Cubility AS has appointedKnut Haga as chief technology officer.
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Global Maritime Group has appointedPeder Sortland as its first CEO.

Energy Intelligence has selectedRex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp., as Petroleum Executive of the Year for 2015.

MEO Australia Ltd. has appointedPeter Stickland to the board of directors and has assumed the role of managing director and CEO.

Chevron Corp. has namedJeanette L. Ourada as corporate vice president and comptroller effective April 1. She succeeds Matthew J. Foehr, who will retire from the company on March 31, after 33 years of service. Inge G. Thulin has been elected to Chevron Corp.'s board of directors. He will serve on the company's Board Nominating and Governance Committee and Management Compensation Committee.

Rod Starr has assumed the role of CEO of Polarcus. Hege Sjo has resigned from the company's board of directors.

Philippe Barril has joined SBM Offshore as COO. He will be responsible for overseeing project execution, business acquisition, and fleet operations.

John Faraci and Arjun Murti have been elected to the ConocoPhillips board of directors.

Paul Davison, an independent non-executive director of Energy XXI, has passed away at the age of 61. He was a member of the company's Audit and Remuneration committees.

Knight Oil Tools has namedEarl J. Blackwell as president and CEO. He succeeds Mark Knight, who will remain chairman of the board of directors.

Golar LNG Ltd. has hiredGary Smith as CEO. He succeeds Doug Arnell.

JDR has appointedDavid Currie as CEO.

Azonto Petroleum Ltd. has namedGregory Stoupnitzky as managing director.

Matt Bell has joined Ikon Science Americas as president.

iSURVEY has appointedIain Milroy as business development manager at its Aberdeenshire office.

UniversalPegasus International has hiredTony Stead as business development manager in London.

Cobalt International Energy Inc. has namedShashank V. Karve as executive vice president, Cameia development.

1503offbb6Sandvik Venture has appointedJim Nixon as president and a member of Sandvik's Group Executive Management. He succeeds Tomas Nordahl.
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1503offbb5Varel International Energy Services Inc. has appointedMichael Reeves as president.
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KBR has electedUmberto della Sala to its board of directors. Linda Z. Cook has retired from the company's board.

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has namedCohen Guidry as regional manager, West Africa.

TAM International has hiredScott Myers as Middle East manager and Edward Wharam as country manager for Indonesia and Malaysia.

Repsol has electedJ. Robinson West to its board of directors as an independent director. He will also be a member of the Delegate Committee. Fernández Pelaz has been appointed to its board of directors as an independent director. He will also be a member of the Audit and Control Committee.

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