Tulsa firm names vice president
TULSA — Williams and Williams Partners LP this week appointed John Dearborn to the post of senior vice president of natural gas liquids and petrochemical services. Dearborn, 55, will oversee the companies' natural gas liquids and olefins business and operations. Dearborn most recently served as a senior leader for Saudi Basic Industries Corp., one of the world's top petrochemical companies. He also filled a number of leadership roles at Dow Chemical and Union Carbide Corp. “John's leadership experience in both the domestic and international petrochemicals industry is extensive and will be an important asset as we continue to focus on developing access to new markets for North America's abundant natural gas liquids and olefins,” CEO Alan Armstrong said.
Chesapeake subsidiary grows
A Chesapeake Energy Corp. subsidiary has added more than 1,000 acres to its existing lease area in Pennsylvania. The state's board of game commissioners this week approved an amended surface use oil and gas cooperative agreement with Chesapeake Appalachia. The bonus payment and 25.5 percent royalty rate due to the state were not changed from a competitive bid in 2012. The board will receive an additional $2.18 million as part of the expanded agreement.
Canada touts Devon as employer
Devon Energy Corp. has been honored as one of Canada's top employers. Devon's Canadian division made the 2013 list of the Great Place to Work Institute's Best Workplaces in Canada. “A great organization is a collection of individual efforts, and this distinction is really about our people: the passion and creativity they bring to their work to keep moving forward and deliver results,” said Chris Seasons, senior vice president of Devon's Canadian division. This is the fifth consecutive year Devon has made the list.
Atlas completes pipeline
Philadelphia-based Atlas Pipeline Partners LP this week completed the connection of an additional natural gas liquids takeaway pipeline for its WestOK system, which serves the Mississippi Lime and Anadarko Basin plays in Oklahoma and Kansas. Atlas also increased its takeaway capacity by connecting to DCP Midstream Partners LP's Southern Hills pipeline, which supports natural gas liquids production from the Waynoka II facility, a new cryogenic processing facility placed into service in September.
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