Phillips Petroleum Company Museum staff announced

Phillips Petroleum Company Museum staff announced

ConocoPhillips officials announced today the hiring of three staff members to manage the Phillips Petroleum Company Museum scheduled to open in May.

Thad Satterfield, formerly CEO and executive director of the Bartlesville Regional United Way, has been named marketing director and will provide direction and strategy for the Phillips Petroleum Company Museum in Bartlesville, as well as the new Conoco Museum in Ponca City. According to a news release issued by the company, Satterfield will report to Dan Gilliam, manager of Community Relations for ConocoPhillips, and will supervise an operations director and curator.

Randy John, currently vice president of human resources and development for Tate Boys Tire & Service, has been named operations director and will be responsible for the long-term and day to day needs of the museum, say officials.

Lorrie Rockman, currently library media specialist for Hoover Elementary School, has been named curator and will be responsible for acquiring and preserving objects in the museum collections in both Bartlesville and Ponca City.

“We’re pleased to have such a talented team to represent ConocoPhillips’ heritage in the Bartlesville community,†said Gene Batchelder, chief information officer and senior vice president of services for ConocoPhillips.

Located at 410 S. Keeler Ave., the new Phillips Petroleum Company Museum will celebrate and honor the heritage of the company. Details about grand opening events in May will be communicated soon, say officials.

Danish company to buy operations

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark’s DONG Energy A/S said Monday it agreed to buy the Danish operations of Houston-based ConocoPhillips for $300 million.

The deal includes the value of reserves and exploration potential, synergies with DONG Energy’s downstream gas business, value of other assets in the business acquired and other strategic advantages, the company said in a statement.

Through the acquisition of ConocoPhillips Petroleum International Corp. Denmark from Phillips Petroleum International Corp., DONG Energy will acquire control of a company holding equity in three Danish licenses, strengthening its position in the Danish gas supply market.

“As DONG Energy has a thorough knowledge of the licenses and the area in general, our strategy is to increase our interests in the area,†the company said.

State-owned DONG Energy plans to go public later this year, though the government will keep a majority stake.

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