Business – March 2019

March 2019

Noble Midstream Partners and Salt Creek Midstream closed the previously announced 50/50 joint venture. Delaware Crossing will provide crude oil gathering and transportation services and include a 95-mile pipeline in the southern Delaware Basin originating in Pecos County, Texas, with additional connections in Reeves County and Winkler County, Texas.

Businesses Making News

Phillips 66 Partners and Kinder Morgan began a joint open season on the Gray Oak Pipeline and Kinder Morgan Crude & Condensate (KMCC) to provide shippers with long-term crude oil transportation from Gray Oak Pipeline origin points in the Permian Basin to KMCC delivery points at or near the Houston Ship Channel, under a binding joint transportation services agreement. Delivery from the Gray Oak Pipeline to the Houston Ship Channel would be achieved through a connection in South Texas.

BCCK Holding Company, an engineering and field construction services company, opened a new office in The Woodlands, north of Houston. The office is located at 2201 Timberloch Place.

A Silver Creek Midstream affiliate is acquiring Genesis’ Powder River Basin Midstream Assets for $300 million. The assets include the Powder River Basin Pipeline along with the associated crude oil gathering system and rail facility. Proceeds from the sale will be used by Genesis to reduce the balance outstanding under its revolving credit facility.

Denso Group Germany has been awarded the largest field-joint protection contract for the EUGAL pipeline in Germany – three-quarters of the 48,000 joints along natural gas pipeline. The pipeline will eventually become a crucial transport link, securing supplies in Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland.

Miller Pipeline acquired Hamlet Construction, based in Ocala, Fla. Founded in 1973, Hamlet has grown from a small, family business, specializing in natural gas mains and services, water and sewer lines, fire hydrants, and reclaimed water lines. For Miller, the acquisition adds 100 construction workers to an existing roster of 3,300 employees across the country. Day-to-day operations will continue to be coordinated by Harvey Vandeven, general manager of Florida Operations.

People Making News

Otis Eastern Service appointed Alan Snider as chief operating officer. He previously served as president of Laney Directional Drilling in Spring, Texas, where he was involved in design and construction management projects. He is a graduate of the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Senior Executives Institute.

Craig Harris
assumed the position of chief operating officer at Enable Midstream. Harris, who served as Enable’s chief commercial officer since 2016, has 30-plus years of industry experience that includes leadership roles in engineering, operations, commercial and M&A.

Dehaemers Jr.
David Dehaemers Jr.
, president and CEO of Tallgrass Energy, was nationally recognized as the Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 in the Energy and Natural Resources category. The award, founded by Ernst & Young, cited Dehaemers for his vision in invigorating the industry and benefitting communities.

Chevron named Pierre Breber as vice president and chief financial officer. Mark Nelson, vice president of Midstream, Strategy & Planning will succeed Breber as executive vice president of Downstream and Chemicals, while Colin Parfitt, president of Supply & Trading, will become vice president of Midstream.

The Williams Companies named Scott Hallam as senior vice president over its Atlantic-Gulf Operating Area, succeeding Frank Ferazzi, who previously announced his retirement. Most recently, Hallam served as vice president and general manager, Eastern Interstates (including oversight of Williams’ Transco pipeline system) in the Atlantic-Gulf Operating Area.

Michels Canada promoted Glenn MacIntosh to director of its Eastern Region. He will spearhead the company’s continued growth in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond from a new office, located at 891 Rowntree Dairy Road, Woodbridge, Ontario.

The Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO) appointed Mark Cullens to the new role of director of strategic development. He joins the organization from Petrofac Training Services where he was director of business development for Eastern Hemisphere. Cullens has 20 years’ experience in training and education.

Cavalcade Midstream hired energy industry veteran Tom Russell as its chief financial officer. Most recently, Russell was vice president of Corporate Development at NuStar Energy. He also worked at Valero Energy in various roles.

Energy training organization Opito appointed Stuart Clow as director, focusing on support for industry safety. He spent over 30 years in the oil and gas industry in a variety of roles in the UK, Africa, South America and the Middle East. Clow spent 28 years with Transocean.

Organizations Making News

The INGAA Foundation chose industry veteran Tony Straquadine as its executive director. Straquadine, who has been an INGAA Foundation board member since 2015, has over 35 years of oil and gas pipeline industry experience. Prior to joining the Foundation, he worked with Alliance Pipeline, most recently as managing U.S. 0fficer for Commercial & Government Affairs.