October 2001
News & Resources

People in industry

Oct. 2001 Vol. 222 No. 10 

Santos appointed Jacques Gouadain and Frank L. Jones general managers of exploration and drilling, respectively.

Stephen C. Hurley was named worldwide exploration executive VP for Hunt Oil Co.

Enron Corp. promoted Mark Frevert to vice chairman, and Greg Whalley was promoted president and COO.

Jet-Lube, Inc., elected Greg L. Havelka president and CEO. With 24 years of service with the company, his most recent position was VP and general manager.

Lance Dwyer was named operations VP of Cajun Tubular Services.

Waldemar S. Nelson and Company, Inc., promoted David R. Stewart to VP and Randall J. Abadie, Barton W. Harris, Lyle F. Kuhlmann, Joseph R. Lawton II and Clifton A. Snow, Jr., to assistant VP.

GTI named David C. Carroll as business development VP.

Miller and Lents, Ltd., elected Gary B. Knapp and Carl D. Richard VP and Michael S. Young senior VP.

Noble Drilling promoted Julie J. Robertson to senior administration VP.

Chroma Energy, Inc., an energy exploration company specializing in proprietary pattern recognition and visualization technology, appointed Donald R. Voelte, Jr., president and CEO.

Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams presented Frank Pitts with the Commission’s highest honor, the Pioneer Award. The award is given to those who have a track record of accomplishment in the industry – a person who is recognized industry-wide as a contributing leader to the energy sector in Texas. Mr. Pitts has 58 years of experience, and has participated in the drilling of over 3,000 oil and gas wells in Texas.

The United States Energy Association selected Kenneth L. Lay, chairman of the board of Enron, as recipient of its 2001 United States Energy Award in recognition of his lifetime achievement and contributions to an international understanding of energy issues.

Canadian Oil Sands appointed Marcel R. Coutu as its first CEO, following the merger with Athabasca Oil Sands Trust.

Raoul Restucci was named president and CEO of Shell Exploration & Production Co., based in Houston.

Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s Ray Lindahl III announced his plans to retire at the end of the year. He will remain on the board of directors. Meanwhile, Bill Sullivan was promoted to E&P VP, assuming responsibility for exploration, development and production operations worldwide, including the significant operating subsidiaries for Canada and Algeria.

Kevin P. Callaghan, senior VP, Seitel Data, Ltd., was appointed interim president of Seitel’s Canadian subsidiary, Olympic Sesimic, Ltd.

H. Allen Turner, corporate development senior VP, retired from Devon Energy Corp. Brian J. Jennings, corporate finance VP, will succeed him. David J. Sambrooks was elected international division president and general manager.

The trustees of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation elected Samuel D. Haas as 2001 – 2002 president.

Canyon Offshore appointed Lucinda Deichert to a newly created position overseeing its quality assurance programs worldwide.

The new Denver, Colorado-based Lone Wolf Operating Co. will be led by Doug Hoisington and Jim Brundige.

UWG Group appointed Scott Gauld regional manager, responsible for the Middle East.

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., appointed Scott Sasser regional sales manager, covering the western United States region.

Thomas B. Lamb joined Huber Engineered Materials, a division of J. M. Huber Corp., as president and sector CEO.

The American Association of Professional Landmen elected new officers at its annual business meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Michael O. Conley, land agent for Kentucky River Coal Corp. is president; Scott L. Stone, Spartan Resources land manager, became first VP, James L. Moore, land manager of Canadian 88, is second VP; and William P. Moffitt, president of Moffitt & Associates, Inc., will hold the third VP position.

E. G. Galante, currently executive VP, ExxonMobil Chemical Co., and R. W. Tillerson, currently executive VP, ExxonMobil Development Co., were elected corporate senior VPs. R. Dahan, H. J. Longwell and E. A. Renna, currently corporation senior VPs, were elected to the new positions of executive VPs. The two senior VPs and the three executives VPs, along with chairman and CEO L. R. Raymond, will constitute ExxonMobil’s management committee.


Prosper "Pat" Anthony Tesson, 84, died Aug. 15, 2001. He was a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a resident of New Orleans before moving to The Woodlands, Texas. He was an executive with his pipeline contracting company.

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