Features Oil & Gas

Mark Schell – Firehawk Aerospace Inc.

After 34 years as Unit Corp. general counsel, Mark Schell was accustomed to riding the ebbs and flows of the oil and gas industry.  He weathered the OPEC crisis and rode high in an industry often depicted as something akin to J.R. Ewing’s “Dallas.” But after years of adaptation and survival, Schell says the COVID-19 […]

Tiffany Sams – IHI E&C International

The energy industry being cyclical, demand has been down for liquid natural gas, but the brass at Kinder Morgan Inc. figures it will rebound. When it does, the Houston energy infrastructure company is positioned to take advantage with the newly completed retrofit of its LNG import facility near Savannah, Georgia. It’s called the Elba Liquefaction […]

Christopher M. Norton – World Oil Corp.

If Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither will the Bakersfield Commons. But from the get-go, the incremental redevelopment of 260 acres in the northwest corner of this iconic city, 90 miles north of Los Angeles, figured to be done in stages over 20 years. For the last three, Christopher M. Norton has been painstakingly […]

Kevin Cunningham ‒ Cabot Oil & Gas

Simply stated, Cabot Oil & Gas develops and exports natural gas from the bountiful Marcellus Shale deposits in northeastern Pennsylvania. A Texan through and through and vice president and general counsel for the company, Kevin Cunningham knows the history and current state of the energy industry like the back of his hand. “Ancient people started […]

Federico Fregoso Contreras – Pemex

Volatility in the oil and gas industry and energy policy reforms in Mexico make structuring and negotiating contracts challenging for an oil company like Pemex, so having an experienced attorney like Federico Fregoso Contreras has made the process easier. “We have contract templates and have adjusted them accordingly, and we have focused on bringing our […]

Christina Ibrahim – Weatherford International Plc.

Building a cohesive in-house legal team takes the dynamism to lead and the patience to listen and learn from the team members and the business units the team serves. Building that team in a highly regulated industry such as gas or oil can be especially challenging. The legal professionals need to intimately understand growth opportunities […]

Mark Brannum – Jonah Energy

Not all energy is created equal—or sustainably. That’s according to Mark Brannum, Jonah Energy’s first general counsel and a leader in the company’s push to document and publicize its environmental, safety and corporate governance program. As part of this, the company created a flip book to show stakeholders and other interested parties that Jonah Energy […]

Dr. Chika B. Onwuekwe, QC – Trican Well Service Ltd.

As a self-made attorney with a standard of living many only dreamed about—a house, a car, a rewarding career—Nigerian-born Chika Onwuekwe had all of the makings of a successful life in his home country. Why on earth would he want to leave it all, his wife Chinwe would ask. Wasn’t this good enough? The answer, […]

Cathy Konwisarz – National Energy Services Reunited Corp.

There’s nothing like a perfect storm breaking as you start a new job, particularly one in which personal and professional relationships are vital. So says Cathy Konwisarz, who had just a few days in the office to get the lay of the land after joining international oilfield services provider NESR as its first general counsel […]

Robert Vosbein Jr. – Harvey Gulf International Marine

For more than half a century, Harvey Gulf International Marine has plied the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, servicing oil rigs and platforms with its boats and barges. These days, those vessels can be seen doing the same far across the Atlantic and on the other side of the Panama Canal. But as its […]

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