Morris appointed Chevron corporate VP, human resources

Rhonda J. Morris has been named corporate vice-president of human resources at Chevron Corp. effective Oct. 1. She’s currently vice-president of human resources for the firm’s downstream and chemicals business. Source: News

BLM seeks comments on EA for February Southeastern Utah lease sale

The US Bureau of Land Management’s Utah Canyon Country District is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment it prepared for its plan to offer 6,741 acres of southeastern Utah land it administers at a February 2017 oil and gas lease sale. Source: News

Jones Energy completes deal to enter STACK, SCOOP

Jones Energy Inc., Austin, has closed on its acquisition of 18,000 net acres in the Oklahoma STACK-SCOOP play from Scoop Energy Co. LLC, a platform company of American Energy Partners LP., for $136.5 million. Source: News

Survey: Planned salary freezes by US oil, gas firms to drop in 2017

Just 27% of US oil and gas firms plan to freeze salaries in 2017 compared with more than half of those firms doing so in 2016, according to a survey from Aon Hewitt, a provider of human capital and management consulting services. Source: News

Karoon Gas Australia acquires partner’s interest off Brazil

Karoon Gas Australia Ltd. of Melbourne has made a binding sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of partner Pacific Exploration & Production Corp.’s 35% interest in five Santos basin blocks offshore Brazil. Source: News