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BP names Talisman's Herbert new head of exploration

  • BP (BP +0.8%) names Richard Herbert, a former senior executive in its TNK-BP operation in Russia, as its new head of exploration, succeeding Mike Daly, who will retire at the end of the year after 28 years with the company.
  • Hebert worked for BP for 19 years and spent six years with TNK-BP before joining Talisman Energy (TLM +0.2%) as head of exploration in 2009.
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  • doc47
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    First order of Business: "Explore" ways to stop hiring idiot on-site managers that ignore all safety protocols.
    18 Oct 2013, 03:37 PM Reply Like
  • Winmail
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    Herbert is widely regarded as an incompetent manager and explorer. He left a legacy of failure at TNK-BP and Talisman. I cannot imagine how BP and Mike Daly did not have a proper succession plan and had to accept Herbert, who only 5 years ago BP rejected coming back into the company following his stint in TNK-BP. Another disaster for this once solid company. This would never happen in Exxon, Shell or Chevron. I'm selling all my BP shares on Monday.
    20 Oct 2013, 11:24 AM Reply Like
  • wizjinx
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    When someone makes this dramatic of a statement, it's nice if they can document their position. Can you? Not arguing, but I am long BP and would like to know the skinny.
    20 Oct 2013, 05:13 PM Reply Like
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