- The Brazilian government has appointed economist Adriano Pires as chief executive of state-controlled Petrobras.
- The International Energy Agency governing board voted unanimously to reappoint Fatih Birol as executive director for a third term.
- Former US Federal Emergency Management Agency division director Kevin Sligh was named director of the US Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement.
- Cath Norman has been terminated from her role as managing director of Australia’s FAR Ltd and has resigned her position on the board.
Pires named as new Petrobras chief executive
This week’s leading appointments in the oil and gas industry
Editor's note: US District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon dismissed the litigation against the owners of Mariner Shipyard in April 2010.