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    1. Lamoreaux joins new Siemens Financial energy finance office

      Siemens Financial Services Inc. (SFS Inc.), the US unit of Siemens Financial Services, has appointed Scott Lamoreaux as vice president, Energy Finance. Lamoreaux will establish a Houston office to better service existing and potential oil and gas clients. Lamoreaux joins SFS Inc. from DZ Bank, where he led upstream origination activities in the Houston oil and gas marketplace. He focused on providing project finance, structured finance, and other related services throughout the energy sector. Prior to DZ Bank, Lamoreaux was with El Paso Energy Finance Group as a managing director for the structured finance business.       Rex Energy names Churay CEO   Rex Energy Corp. has appointed Daniel J. Churay as its president and CEO. Churay has served as a director of the company since 2007, including as chairman of the Compensation Committee. He has also served on the Audit and Governance Committees. He will remain a member of the board. Churay began his career with Fulbright & Jaworski LLP advising clients in the oil and gas industry. He then served as deputy general counsel and assistant secretary of Baker Hughes. He served as an acting general counsel and secretary during a year-long CEO transition at Baker Hughes and managed the legal affairs of Baker Hughes Solutions. For the past eight years, he has served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of YRC Worldwide Inc. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and his JD from the University of Houston.       US Steel Tubular Products honors McClendon with Chief Roughneck Award US Steel Tubular Products Inc., a subsidiary of United States Steel Corp., has awarded Aubrey K. McClendon, chairman of the board and CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp., its Chief Roughneck Award for 2010. The announcement was made at the 81st annual meeting of the Independent Petroleum Association of America. US Steel executive vice president and COO John H. Goodish presented McClendon with the traditional Chief Roughneck bronze bust and hard hat. The award was created in 1955 to honor the lifetime achievements of petroleum industry leaders.       Northern Tier Energy names Murphy CFO Northern Tier Energy LLC has named Neal E. Murphy as its CFO. Northern Tier Energy LLC was formed recently when ACON Investments and TPG Capital announced their agreement with Marathon Oil Corp.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Marathon Petroleum Co. LP, to acquire the majority of Marathon's Minnesota downstream assets. Northern Tier was formed to operate the assets. The transaction is expected to close before year-end, subject to customary closing conditions. Most recently, Murphy was vice president and CFO of Sunoco Logistics Partners LP. Sunoco Logistics is a $7-billion, publicly held company engaged in the transport, terminalling, and storage of refined products and crude oil and the purchase and sale of crude oil. Prior to joining Sunoco Logistics, Murphy held CFO positions with Quaker Chemical Corp. and with International Specialty Products. He received a bachelor's degree from Villanova University and a master's degree from Widener University. He also completed Harvard University's 11-week International Executive Advanced Management Program. He is a Certified Public Accountant.       Regency Energy Partners makes management changes   Regency Energy Partners LP has made several management changes, including the appointment of Michael J. Bradley as president and CEO. Bradley, an industry veteran with nearly 30 years of natural gas pipeline and midstream experience, has been an independent director of Regency since January 2008. Bradley succeeds Byron Kelley who has retired from his positions as president and CEO and as an officer and director of Regency. Kelley has served as president and CEO and a director of Regency since April 2008. Bradley previously served as president and CEO of Matrix Service Co. since November 2006. Prior to joining Matrix, he served in various leadership positions at both DCP Midstream Partners and Duke Energy Field Services. Kelley will assist Regency on a consulting basis for three years. Regency has appointed Thomas E. Long as executive vice president and CFO. Long will also assume the role of principal financial officer for SEC purposes. He has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He also joins Regency from Matrix Service Co., where he has served as vice president and CFO since April 2008. Prior to joining Matrix, Long served as vice president and CFO of DCP Midstream Partners and other executive positions for subsidiaries of Duke Energy. The company has appointed Jim Holotik as executive vice president and chief commercial officer. Holotik, who has more than 30 years of experience, joins Regency from Energy Transfer Partners LP where he most recently led its merger and acquisition efforts and also served as president of Transwestern Pipeline Co. LLC. Regency has promoted Shannon A. Ming to senior vice president of finance and investor relations. Ming, who joined Regency in April 2006 as director of investor relations, most recently served as vice president of investor relations and corporate finance support. A. Troy Sturrock, who has served as vice president and controller for Regency since February 2008, has been designated principal accounting officer for SEC reporting purposes. Sturrock joined Regency in June 2006 as assistant controller and director of financial reporting and tax.       LNG names Begley new executive VP     William (Bill) E. Begley has joined LNG Energy Ltd. as executive vice president. Begley has more than 25 years of energy industry and finance experience and began his career with BP. Begley has held senior positions in energy banking and was recently president of Stone & Webster Management Consulting. Begley has been involved in over $100 billion in global energy related mergers and acquisitions, initially with Salomon Brothers and more recently on an independent basis through WEB Gruppe LLC. Begley's JD/MBA studies are in International Business & Energy Law, and his undergraduate studies were at St. Michaels' College in Vermont.       David Muse joins P2 Energy Solutions David Muse has joined P2 Energy Solutions' leadership team as senior vice president of Global Sales & Marketing. Muse will be responsible for continuing P2 Energy Solutions' North American and international growth, and the development of comprehensive solutions to better serve the needs of energy clients. Muse previously ran Global Energy Consulting at SAIC. He has executive leadership and sales experience with Aspen Technology, IBM, and Honeywell. Muse served as partner, Upstream Consulting Practice leader, and North American lead for a management consulting firm where he led numerous reengineering, ERP, and best practice implementation projects within the oil and gas industry. He has a degree from Texas A&M and an MBA from the University of Texas.       Former Smith International executive Chandler joins Jones Day in Houston Richard E. Chandler, Jr., formerly senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Smith International Inc., has joined the Houston office of Jones Day as a partner in the Energy Practice. He will focus on transactional, governance, and compliance issues. At Smith, which is a Jones Day client, Chandler led the negotiating team in over 35 acquisitions around the world, including its $11 billion merger with Schlumberger earlier this year and its $3.2 billion tender offer for W-H Energy Services in 2008. In addition to the positions he held at Smith since 2005, Chandler served as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of M-I SWACO. He began his legal career with Halliburton.       Sterling makes management, board changes     Sterling Energy plc has made changes to its board of directors and management. Angus MacAskill has been appointed CEO and a director of Sterling; Alastair Beardsall who has been undertaking the role of CEO will continue to be Sterling's executive chairman. MacAskill graduated from Edinburgh University with a bachelor's degree. He began his career with Schlumberger. He then earned a master's degree from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, after which, he joined Mobil Oil and served at the company for 10 years. During that time, he earned an MBA from Aberdeen University. Angus joined Enterprise Oil in 1997 where he rose to the position of vice president for business development (USA). In 2002, he was appointed vice president with Waterous & Co. In 2004, Angus was appointed an executive director of Elixir Petroleum. He joined Emerald Energy in 2006 as COO and later was appointed CEO. Richard Stabbins intends to retire and will step down from the board effective December 31, 2010. Malcolm Pattinson has been appointed a non-executive director of Sterling effective immediately. Pattinson is a geoscientist with 40 years of experience. Until 2001 he was the vice president of exploration for Ranger Oil (which became CNR); and prior, was exploration vice president for Hamilton Oil (which became BHP). He is the chairman of GTO Ltd. and recently stepped down as a director from Aurelian Oil and Gas Plc.       IMV Projects appoints new president IMV Projects, a Wood Group project execution company for the energy industry, has appointed Kevin O'Brien as president, effective January 1, 2011. Ivan Velev, founding president of IMV Projects, will continue to serve the company as chairman of the board. O'Brien has more than 15 years of experience in Alberta's oil and gas sector and previously served as COO. He holds a bachelor's degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. O'Brien joined the company in 2001.       White joins Union Drilling as VP, safety and training     Forth Worth, Tex.-based Union Drilling Inc. has named Craig L. White as vice president of safety and training. White joins Union after serving seven years as a senior consultant and key account manager at Moody International. Prior to Moody, White served in various consultant and management roles in the field of health, safety and the environment since 1993. He has a degree from the University of New England QLD Australia.       Swire Oilfield names Hardwick president     Swire Oilfield Services has named Steve Hardwick president, North America. He will manage all aspects of Swire's operations in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Hardwick has 30 years experience in the industry. Most of this time has been with TETRA Technologies, an oil and gas service company based in Houston, Texas, where he most recently held the position of vice president and general manager of the US Gulf of Mexico and global vice president of business development. He earned his bachelor's degree through Texas A&M and Liberty University. Swire Oilfield Services, part of the London based Swire Group, is a large supplier of specialty offshore cargo carrying units to the global energy industry and is a specialist in pressurized units, helicopter fuel systems and chemical handling services.       Societe Generale adds Herrlin to head US Energy Research     Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking has hired John P. Herrlin Jr. to head its oil and gas equity research in the US where he will cover US integrated energy companies as well as North American independents (E&Ps). He will be based in New York. Herrlin joins Societe Generale Cross Asset Research department as the firm begins to create a targeted US equity research platform focusing on key global areas of coverage, including oil, gas and natural resources companies, and financial services companies. Herrlin joins from Alpha One Capital Partners. Prior to that he spent 14 years at Merrill Lynch as an oil and gas analyst where he followed US and Canadian E&Ps since 1999, and US integrated energy companies since 2004. He has also covered the oil and gas industry at Lehman Brothers and Smith Barney. Herrlin has an undergraduate degree from the University of Montana, conducted graduate studies at the University of Montana and Colorado School of Mines, and earned an MBA from the University of Denver.       Heerema Marine names interim CFO   Following the departure of Jan-Hein Jesse as Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) CFO, the company has named Frans van de Werff interim CFO. van de Werff has been working for the Heerema Group for 25 years in various financial management and other positions.       BP appoints two directors   BP plc has named Brendan Nelson and Frank L. "Skip" Bowman as non-executive directors. Nelson will succeed Douglas Flint as chairman of BP's Audit Committee when Flint retires from the board at the conclusion of the 2011 BP Annual General Meeting. Nelson was admitted as a partner of KPMG in London in 1984. He served as a member of the UK Board of KPMG from 2000 to 2006 following which he was appointed vice chairman until his retirement in 2010. He is a non-executive director of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc where he is chairman of the Group Audit Committee. Bowman served for more than 38 years in the US Navy rising to the rank of Admiral. He was director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme and, concurrently, deputy administrator - Naval Reactors in the National Nuclear Security Administration at the US Department of Energy. Following his Navy career, Bowman was president and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute. He served as a member of the BP Independent Safety Review Panel and the BP America External Advisory Council. He is a director of Naval & Nuclear Technologies LLP and president of Strategic Decisions LLC.       Miller to lead Williams' midstream business   Williams and Williams Partners LP have elected Rory Miller as senior vice president of Williams and senior vice president-midstream and director of Williams Partners, effective Jan. 3, 2011. He most recently served as vice president of the company's onshore gathering and processing business. Over the past 20 years with Williams, Miller has served in various onshore and offshore supply-area leadership roles. Before joining Williams, he held similar positions with Tennessee Gas Pipeline and Delhi Gas Pipeline. He earned a bachelor's degree from Utah State University and a master's degree in organizational development from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.       James Stutts to retire as Dominion general counsel   Dominion's senior vice president and general counsel, James F. Stutts, will retire from the company, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Subject to board approval, Robert M. Blue will be promoted to senior vice president-Law, Public Policy & Environment, and Carter M. Reid will become general counsel and vice president-Governance and corporate secretary. Stutts joined Dominion in 1997. Prior to his tenure at Dominion, Stutts was a partner at McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe (now McGuireWoods LLP) and McSweeney, Stutts & Burch (now McSweeney & Crump). Before earning his law degree, Stutts served as vice president-Corporate Finance for Wheat First Securities in Richmond, Va. Blue is senior vice president-Public Policy & Environment. He joined Dominion in 2005. Reid is the company's vice president-Governance and corporate secretary. She came to Dominion in 1996.       Concho Resources promotes Wright, Harper   Concho Resources Inc. has promoted E. Joseph Wright to senior vice president and COO and Jack F. Harper to senior vice president and chief of staff. Wright has been with the company since its inception in 2004, most recently as senior vice president, engineering and operations. He holds a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University. Harper has been with the company since 2006, most recently as senior vice president, business development and capital markets. He holds a bachelor's degree from Baylor University.       Burleson Cooke adds lawyers to Pittsburgh office   Burleson Cooke has added three new attorneys to the energy law firm's Pittsburgh office. Three lawyers – Andrew Jenkins, Kevin Barley, and Samuel Stoller – have expertise in a number of practice areas that will enable Burleson Cooke to deliver a more comprehensive range of services to companies working in the Marcellus Shale. Barley comes to Burleson Cooke from Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir in Pittsburgh, where he practiced in the Litigation Services and Construction Services Groups. He earned his undergraduate degree from Susquehanna University and his JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Jenkins joins Burleson Cooke from Thorp, Reed & Armstrong in Pittsburgh. He will concentrate his practice in the areas of business litigation, energy law, construction law, and business and contract law. He earned his undergraduate degree from Penn State and his JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Stoller was most recently with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott in Pittsburgh and prior to that was an associate in the Commercial and Corporate Litigation Group with Thorp Reed. He earned his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and his JD from the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University.       Total names new chief purchasing officer   Total SA has appointed Sonia Sikorav chief purchasing officer. Sikorav is a graduate of École Normale Supérieure and an associate professor of physical sciences. She holds a PhD and an MSM from the MIT Sloan School of Management (Sloan Fellow Program). She began her career at Rhône-Poulenc and served as assistant to the head of chemicals research. She then joined Saint-Gobain, where she managed industrial development and steel operations for the technical ceramics business, later becoming head of companies in two branches: ceramics and plastics, and packaging. In 2000, she was tasked with creating and heading Saint-Gobain's new Purchasing Department. In 2005, Sikorav became senior vice president, Products and Strategy for Alstom Transport. In 2007, she joined an executive recruitment firm as a senior consultant specializing in industry and procurement. She became a member of Total's Corporate Purchasing management team in early October and will replace Jean Bié as senior vice president of the department effective January 1, 2011.       PGS selects new VP   Oslo, Norway-based Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) has accepted the resignation of Rune Eng as executive vice president Marine Contract. Eng has accepted a position as CEO of Spectrum ASA. Per Arild Reksnes, executive vice president and head of PGS' Business Area New Ventures will take over the position as EVP Marine Contract. Reksnes became EVP in April 2010, initially running the New Ventures area. He joined PGS in 2001 from Norsk Hydro where he served as chief professional, geophysics. He holds a master's degree from the University of Oslo, and a master's degree from MIT/NTH.       Artificial Lift names Malone to board   The Artificial Lift Co. Ltd. (ALC), an artificial lift service company in the oil and gas industry, has appointed David Malone, chief technology officer for Shoaibi Group, as a board member. At Shoaibi Group, Malone manages group oil and gas technology investments, as well as assists joint venture partners and portfolio companies in their technology and business development activities. Prior to joining Shoaibi Group, Malone worked at Schlumberger for more than 26 years. Malone has a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky. He holds 22 patents in the MWD, LWD, Directional Drilling, Seismic and Completions domains.       eCORP International names Harris COO   eCORP International LLC has added Thomas G. Harris to the senior management team as COO and a member of the eCORP Board of Managers. Harris comes to eCORP from his most recent engagement as founder in 2008 of BlackRock Exploration & Production LLC. Before founding BlackRock, Harris, as president, co-founded Kerogen Resources Inc. Harris spent the first 12 years of his career with Amoco Production Co., followed by a period with Canadian Hunter Exploration in Calgary. After leaving Canadian Hunter, Harris led ResTech Inc. for seven years as president and CEO. Following his time at ResTech, and prior to forming Kerogen, Harris served as president and CEO of PetroSolutions. Harris has a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master's degree from the University of South Carolina. More Oil & Gas Financial Journal Current Issue Articles More Oil & Gas Financial Journal Archives Issue Articles View Oil and Gas Articles on PennEnergy.com

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    2. Energy finance partner Fox joins Bracewell & Giuliani's London office

      Energy finance partner Jason Fox has joined Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in its London office. He joins the firm from Herbert Smith Freehills and is the third partner named to Bracewell’s London office this year.

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    3. Minyard joins Simpson Thacher's Energy Finance team

      Brian E. Minyard has joined the banking and credit practice of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP as Counsel in the Houston office. Minyard has broad experience in a range of financing transactions, including syndicated bank loans and the private placement of debt securities.

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    4. Siemens Financial opens energy finance office in Houston

      Siemens Financial Services Inc. has appointed Scott Lamoreaux as vice president, Energy Finance .

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    1. Tudor Pickering Holt develops into key energy finance player

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    2. MarkWest prices offering of $1.2B of senior notes

      MarkWest Energy Partners LP and its subsidiary MarkWest Energy Finance Corp. have priced at 99.026% of par an offering of $1,200,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of 4.875% senior unsecured notes due 2025.  

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    3. Genesis Energy tender offer expires

      Genesis Energy LP’s cash tender offer to purchase any and all of the outstanding aggregate principal amount of the 7.875% senior notes due 2018 that the company co-issued with its subsidiary, Genesis Energy Finance Corp. expired at 5 p.m., New York City time, on May 20.

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    4. MarkWest closes public offering of additional $650M of senior notes

      MarkWest Energy Partners LP and its subsidiary MarkWest Energy Finance Corp. have closed a public offering of an additional $650 million of 4.875% senior unsecured notes due 2024.

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    5. Genesis Energy prices offering of senior notes

      Genesis Energy LP has priced at par a public offering of $400,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of 6% senior unsecured notes due 2023. The notes will be co-issued with its subsidiary, Genesis Energy Finance Corp., and will be guaranteed, with certain exceptions, by substantially all of Genesis’ ...

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    6. MarkWest to begin public offering of additional $500M of senior notes

      MarkWest Energy Partners LP and its subsidiary MarkWest Energy Finance Corp. plan to begin a public offering of an additional $500 million of 4.875% senior unsecured notes due 2024.

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    7. Jones Energy begins registered exchange offer for senior notes

      Jones Energy Holdings LLC and Jones Energy Finance Corp., both subsidiaries of Jones Energy Inc. (NYSE: JONE), are offering to exchange any and all of their $500,000,000 outstanding principal amount of 6.750% senior notes due 2022 for an equal amount of new 6.750% senior notes due 2022.

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    8. MarkWest closes public offering of $500M of senior notes

      MarkWest Energy Partners LP and its subsidiary MarkWest Energy Finance Corp. has closed a public offering of $500,000,000 of 4.875% senior unsecured notes due 2024 priced at par.

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