Enogex's Mitchell joins board
Enogex Holdings LLC President Keith Mitchell has been added to the company's board of directors, parent company OGE Energy Corp. said Thursday. “Keith's appointment to the Enogex board is a natural extension of his leadership responsibilities,” OGE CEO Pete Delaney said. “He continues to demonstrate the leadership necessary to shepherd Enogex during a time of significant growth and will be a valued addition to the board as that growth continues.” Mitchell will replace Dan Harris, OGE's former chief operating officer.
Magazine honors Devon Energy
Devon Energy Corp. has been recognized for integrating sophisticated security systems into the design, construction and operation of its new Oklahoma City headquarters. Devon received the 2012 Innovation Award this week from Security Technology Executive magazine. “We are pleased and proud to be recognized for our work to create a secure headquarters for our company, a safe workplace for our employees and a welcoming destination for visitors,” said Kent Chrisman, Devon's director of security. “It has truly been a team effort, involving the project's developers, designers and builders, working in collaboration with Devon's management team and our security integration partner, Dowley Security Systems.”
Osage Exploration begins 2 wells
Osage Exploration and Development Inc. began drilling two wells in November as part of its accelerated drilling program in Oklahoma. Osage and its partners now have drilled seven wells in its 31,000-acre Nemaha Ridge project, which is focused on the Horizontal Mississippian and Woodford plays. “Our early results have justified the acceleration in our drilling program, which is designed to hold progressively over 100 sections by production over the next few years,” CEO Kim Bradford said. “The increase in our drilling rate will have a significant impact on Osage's production, revenue and reserves.”
Campbell sells to PetroSkills
Norman-based John M. Campbell and Co. has sold its training and consulting businesses to PetroSkills in a deal that brings together two of the leading trainers for the oil and natural gas industry. “We are very excited about the integration of PetroSkills and John M. Campbell,” PetroSkills CEO J. Ford Brett said. “Our companies have worked closely for many years, and the JMC Facilities Engineering training and consulting programs are industry standards. Together, we offer the petroleum industry unmatched breadth and depth of technical expertise, which we and our customers apply to developing and assuring the competence of petroleum professionals around the world.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Equal Energy looks to Oklahoma
Equal Energy Ltd. plans to strengthen its presence in Oklahoma after it concluded a strategic review, the Canadian company announced last week. Equal intends to relocate its technical leadership team from Calgary to Oklahoma City, while adding financial and other specialists focused on its U.S. operations. “The strategic review and our plans for the future are based on a balanced and prudent approach,” CEO Don Klapko said. “We foresee an increase in commodity prices as the global economy improves, but we also need to be mindful of the risks involved in the volatile sector in which we operate.” Equal sold its last western Canadian assets last month, leaving its holdings in central Oklahoma's liquids-rich Hunton natural gas field as its principal remaining asset.
Kimray given award for its hiring
Oklahoma City oil-field equipment manufacturer Kimray Inc. claimed the No. 4 spot among manufacturers in Inc.'s Hire Power Awards, which recognize the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. Kimray created 82 positions from 2008 to 2011 and ranked No. 3 of Oklahoma companies behind Paycom Payroll and Consulting Services Inc. “Being recognized in the top 10 private business job creators in both the state of Oklahoma and the manufacturing industry is a significant accomplishment for Kimray,” Kimray President and CEO David Hill said.
Energy group sets Tulsa meeting
Energy industry and civic leaders will hold a conference in Tulsa in April to discuss regional oil and natural gas producing areas, including the Mississippi Lime, Granite Wash and Cana-Woodford Shale. The Developing Unconventional Gas Midcontinent Conference will be April 22-23 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center.
From Staff Reports