Report calls for independent offshore oil and gas safety organization

A report issued by the National Academies of Science, Engineering & Medicine called on the US oil and gas industry to establish an independent organization dedicated to offshore safety and environmental protection, with no advocacy role. Source: News

Duncan named president, COO at Rangeford Resources

Marc L. Duncan has joined Rangeford Resources Inc., a company based in Southlake, Tex., seeking acquisitions in conventional oil and gas plays in Kansas and Texas, as president and chief financial officer. Source: News

Baker Hughes makes organizational, leadership changes

Baker Hughes Inc. has reshuffled its organizational structure and senior leadership team effective May 24. The moves are part of the oil field services firm’s plan to simplify its business structure and reduce costs following the termination of its proposed merger with Halliburton Co. Source: News

TonenGeneral commissions unit at Chiba refinery

TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK has implemented technology from GTC Technology US LLC, Houston, for a recently commissioned grassroots mixed xylene recovery unit at its 152,000-b/d Chiba refinery in Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Source: News