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El Paso Corporation was a provider of natural gas and related energy products and was one of North America's largest natural gas producers until its acquisition by Kinder Morgan in 2012. It was headquartered in Houston, Texas. United States.Prior to the takeover by Kinder Morgan, the company owned North America's largest natural gas pipeline system which traveled from border-to-border and coast-to-coast. The system included Colorado Interstate Gas, El Paso Natural Gas, Southern Natural Gas, Tennessee Gas Pipeline, Cheyenne Plains Pipeline, Mojave Pipeline, Elba Express Pipeline, Young Gas Storage, Wyoming Interstate Company and Ruby Pipeline. The El Paso Corporation also owned fifty percent of Great Lakes Transmission and Florida Gas Transmission and employed 6,000 people. Florida Gas is part of Southern Natural Gas. In 1999 the company doubled in size when it merged with Birmingham, Alabama based natural gas giant Sonat. It went on to acquire Coastal Corporation in 2001.The company's major offices were located in Houston, Texas, Birmingham, Alabama and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The company's CEO at the time of sale to Kinder Morgan was Douglas L. Foshee. Wikipedia.


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Rivas-Perea P.,Baylor University | Cota-Ruiz J.,Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez | Rosiles J.-G.,El Paso Corporation
International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics | Year: 2014

This paper studies the problem of hyper-parameters selection for a linear programming-based support vector machine for regression (LP-SVR). The proposed model is a generalized method that minimizes a linear-least squares problem using a globalization strategy, inexact computation of first order information, and an existing analytical method for estimating the initial point in the hyper-parameters space. The minimization problem consists of finding the set of hyper-parameters that minimizes any generalization error function for different problems. Particularly, this research explores the case of two-class, multi-class, and regression problems. Simulation results among standard data sets suggest that the algorithm achieves statistically insignificant variability when measuring the residual error; and when compared to other methods for hyper-parameters search, the proposed method produces the lowest root mean squared error in most cases. Experimental analysis suggests that the proposed approach is better suited for large-scale applications for the particular case of an LP-SVR. Moreover, due to its mathematical formulation, the proposed method can be extended in order to estimate any number of hyper-parameters. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Houston, Feb. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) announced today that Dane Whitehead has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer, with an anticipated effective date of March 6. Whitehead, 55, has most recently served as executive vice president and CFO of both EP Energy Corp. and EP Energy LLC since May 2012. He was senior vice president of Strategy and Enterprise Business Development and a member of El Paso Corporation’s executive committee from 2009 to 2012. He joined El Paso Exploration & Production Company as senior vice president and CFO in 2006. Prior to that, Whitehead was vice president, controller and chief accounting officer of Burlington Resources Inc., and formerly senior vice president and CFO of Burlington Resources Canada. “With Dane’s broad financial expertise, proven leadership and nearly 25 years at independent E&Ps, he’ll be a great addition to our executive leadership team,” said Lee Tillman, Marathon Oil president and CEO. “I look forward to working closely with Dane, and expect him to play a key role in driving our strategy and creating long-term shareholder value.” Whitehead began his career as an independent accountant with Coopers and Lybrand. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Washington, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. On the effective date of Whitehead’s appointment, Patrick J. Wagner, interim chief financial officer, will return to his leadership role as senior vice president – Corporate Development and Strategy.


Nwabuoku K.C.,El Paso Corporation
Proceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition | Year: 2011

A major challenge to efficiently developing a horizontal completion in shale is knowing what spacing and how many perforation clusters per stage will be optimal in effectively draining the reservoir. One of the major questions in developing the Eagle Ford shale was what spacing and lateral coverage will be optimal. A search for a case study revealed that no scientific study has addressed this concern. Industry practice has been based largely on available capital or best estimations. Hence the plan starting out was to carry out a case study of different lateral spacing and different perforation clusters per stage. The Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas is, in terms of development, in its infancy compared to other shale plays in North America. The Barnett shale, for example, has been commercially productive for over 15 years now, and the Haynesville shale has been commercially productive for over five years, whereas completion and commercial production of Eagle Ford is less than two years. Thus, there is the tendency to apply the methodology used in the older shale plays to Eagle Ford, which has different formation characteristics and mineralogy content. The first wells were completed in Eagle Ford with the typical 4,000 ft lateral length, four perforation clusters, and 300,000 - 350,000 lb of proppant per stage with a total of 16 stages. Radioactive tracers (antimony, scandium, and iridium) were used to tag the proppant, chemical tracers to mark the stage frac fluid, flow-through composite bridge plug was used to isolate the treated zone. After stimulating all the zones, plugs were drilled out and a Spectrascan tool was run in hole with coil tubing to log the lateral zone. Results from the tracer log on the first well show that most of the perforated zones were treated with the exception of the toe stage, which showed little or no stimulation. A close observation of the tracer log output shows that the treated lateral area (the area with tracer signature) was less than half of the entire lateral length. A linear count of the exact lateral length covered by the tracer mark compared to the entire lateral length revealed less than 36% coverage. This paper focuses on the changes that were made to the completion methodology in an effort to improve the stimulated lateral coverage, the effect of those changes on reservoir performance and improvement in the well productivity index. Details of the 100% improvement in stimulated lateral coverage that was obtained and the effect on productivity index are outlined in this paper. Copyright 2011, Society of Petroleum Engineers.


Dokken K.M.,Kansas State University | Dokken K.M.,El Paso Corporation | Davis L.C.,Kansas State University
Journal of Environmental Quality | Year: 2011

Infrared microspectroscopy (IMS) is emerging as an important analytical tool for the structural analysis of biological tissue. This report describes the use of IMS coupled to a synchrotron source combined with principal components analysis (PCA) to monitor the fate and effect of dinitrotoluenes in the roots of maize and sunflower plants. Infrared imaging revealed that maize roots metabolized 2,4-dinitrotoluene (DNT) and 2,6-DNT. The DNTs and their derivative aromatic amines were predominantly associated with epidermis and xylem. Both isomers of DNT altered the structure and production of pectin and pectic polysaccharides in maize and sunflower plant roots. Infrared peaks diagnostic for aromatic amines were seen at the 5 mg L-1 concentrations for both DNTs in maize and sunflower treated tissue. However, only infrared peaks for nitro groups, not aromatic amines, were present in the maize treated at 10 mg L-1. For sunflower, the 10 mg L-1 level was toxic and also produced very dark root systems making spectra difficult to obtain. Maize and sunflower seem unable to metabolize eff ectively at concentrations higher than about 5 mg L-1DNT in hydroponic solution. Based on the results of this study, IMS combined wiThPCA can be an eff ective means of determining the fate and metabolism of organic contaminants in plant tissue when isotopically labeled compounds are not available. © 2011 by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.


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El Paso Corporation | Date: 2015-02-23

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El Paso Corporation | Date: 2015-05-01

Cartomizers, namely, combination electronic cigarette refill cartridges sold empty and atomizers, sold as a component of electronic cigarettes; Cartridges sold filled with chemical flavorings in liquid form for electronic cigarettes; Cartridges sold filled with propylene glycol for electronic cigarettes; Cartridges sold filled with vegetable glycerin for electronic cigarettes; Cases for electronic cigarettes and electronic cigarette accessories; Chemical flavorings in liquid form used to refill electronic cigarette cartridges; Electronic cigarette boxes; Electronic cigarette cases; Electronic cigarette liquid (e-liquid) comprised of flavorings in liquid form used to refill electronic cigarette cartridges; Electronic cigarettes.


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El Paso Corporation | Date: 2015-06-01

Cartomizers, namely, combination electronic cigarette refill cartridges sold empty and atomizers, sold as a component of electronic cigarettes; Cartridges sold filled with chemical flavorings in liquid form for electronic cigarettes; Cartridges sold filled with propylene glycol for electronic cigarettes; Cartridges sold filled with vegetable glycerin for electronic cigarettes; Cases for electronic cigarettes and electronic cigarette accessories; Chemical flavorings in liquid form used to refill electronic cigarette cartridges; Electronic cigarette boxes; Electronic cigarette cases; Electronic cigarette liquid (e-liquid) comprised of flavorings in liquid form used to refill electronic cigarette cartridges; Electronic cigarettes.


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HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP) and Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:CMLP) (collectively “Crestwood”) today announced several promotions within Crestwood’s senior management team, effective immediately. Additionally, Crestwood announced a new internal organizational structure forming a Pipeline Services Group and Supply and Logistics Group. The Pipeline Services Group will consist of all Crestwood’s natural gas, crude oil and water gathering systems, pipelines and compression, processing plants and natural gas storage facilities in the US. The Supply and Logistics Group will include all natural gas liquids (NGL) and crude oil marketing, terminals and fractionation facilities, crude oil and NGL transportation fleet assets, NGL storage and US Salt. Crestwood anticipates that it will continue to report financial and operating data in its existing three segment structure of Gathering and Processing, Storage and Transportation, and Crude and NGL Services. “The purpose of the organizational realignment is to consolidate Crestwood’s geographically diverse midstream assets into a single business unit covering natural gas, crude oil and water systems to enhance our ability to respond to the needs of our customers and execute on growth opportunities,” stated Robert G. Phillips, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Crestwood’s general partner. “Separately, combining our NGL and Crude oil marketing teams will improve utilization of our NGL and crude storage, terminal and transportation assets and create a faster growth platform as new natural gas liquids and crude oil supplies come to market. Consistent with the recently announced simplification merger, this change is designed to enhance our competitive position and to streamline Crestwood’s commercial, operating and project management organization,” commented Phillips. Heath Deneke, formerly President of the Natural Gas Business Unit, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Head of the Pipeline Services Group. Mr. Deneke has been with the Crestwood organization since August 2012. In his new role, Mr. Deneke will be responsible for the commercial development and operations of Crestwood’s infrastructure assets serving the Marcellus, Bakken, PRB Niobrara, Delaware Permian, Barnett, Granite Wash, Fayetteville and Haynesville shale plays. Additionally, he will guide Crestwood’s technical services, environmental, safety, regulatory compliance and supply chain teams. Mr. Deneke’s previous experience includes a 17 year career at El Paso Corporation in a series of increasing executive roles including commercial and business development, project management and engineering, marketing and asset optimization. Mr. Deneke has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University and is based in Houston, Texas. The following individuals in the Pipeline Services Group, reporting to Mr. Deneke, received promotions. Brian Freed, formerly Vice President of Crude Logistics, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Western US Commercial Operations. Mr. Freed has been with the Crestwood organization since December 2012 where he developed the Bakken Colt Hub for its predecessor company. In November 2013, Mr. Freed also assumed responsibility for the Arrow Midstream business. In his new role, Mr. Freed will have commercial responsibilities for all Crestwood’s crude, natural gas, and water assets in the Western US Region including the Bakken, PRB Niobrara, and Delaware Permian shale plays. Mr. Freed brings 22 years of experience which includes senior leadership positions across multiple energy organizations, most recently with Rangeland Energy where he served as Vice President of Business Development and prior to that he founded and served as President and CEO of Entessa/Energy Solutions International before the successful sale of the Company. Mr. Freed served as an artillery officer in the United States Army after obtaining a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and is based in Houston, Texas. Mark Mitchell, formerly Senior Vice President of Natural Gas Business Unit, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Eastern US Commercial Operations. Mr. Mitchell has been with the Crestwood organization since October 2013 with commercial responsibilities for Crestwood’s natural gas storage and transportation assets. In his new role, Mr. Mitchell will have commercial responsibilities for Crestwood’s natural gas gathering, compression, and natural gas storage and transportation assets in the Eastern US Region and the Tres Palacios gas storage joint venture. Mr. Mitchell brings 23 years of experience which includes various natural gas marketing and trading roles at Epoch Energy, El Paso Energy, Natural Gas Clearinghouse, and Coastal Corporation. Mr. Mitchell has a bachelor’s degree from Rice University and is based in Houston, Texas. Additionally, the following individuals will report to Mr. Deneke in the Pipeline Services Group: Chris Humes, Vice President of Pipeline Operations; Curt Van Hoorn, Vice President of Arrow Operations; Hugo Guerrero, Vice President of Technical Services; Miranda Jones, Vice President of Environmental, Safety and Regulatory; Darrell Hagerman, Vice President Commercial Central Area and Joey Hayles, Vice President, Supply Chain. Bill Gautreaux, formerly President of the Liquids & Crude Business Unit, has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer and Head of the Supply and Logistics Group. Mr. Gautreaux has been with Crestwood and its predecessor companies since March 1999 and was a founding partner of Inergy LP. In his new role, Mr. Gautreaux will be responsible for consolidating Crestwood’s NGL and Crude marketing activities and leading its growth strategies around the Crestwood platform including the Marcellus Utica NGL supply region; Northeast US NGL market region; West Coast NGL assets; NGL and Crude trucking and transportation assets; and Crestwood’s crude marketing focus in the Bakken, PRB Niobrara and Delaware Permian regions. Mr. Gautreaux brings 28 years of experience in NGL trading and marketing having worked at Dynegy, LPG Services Group and Ferrell Gas North America in positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Gautreaux has a bachelor's degree from William Jewell College and is based in Kansas City, Missouri. The following individuals in the Supply and Logistics Group, reporting to Mr. Gautreaux, received promotions or new assignments. Kevin Hall joined the Crestwood organization in April 2015 as the Vice President of Transportation. Mr. Hall brings over 28 years of experience serving most recently as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Continuous Improvement for Hostess Brands LLC. In his new role, Mr. Hall will be responsible for Crestwood’s fleet of NGL and crude oil trucking units and rail cars. Mr. Hall’s previous experience spans across multiple industries, including chemical and hazardous materials, focusing on process improvements in trucking, rail and logistics and optimizing supply chain models. Mr. Hall is trained in LEAN business optimization and Toyota Production Systems. Mr. Hall has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, with a concentration in transportation and logistics, and is based in Kansas City, Missouri. Additionally, the following individuals will report to Mr. Gautreaux in the Supply and Logistics Group: John Powell, Vice President of Trading and Risk Management; Vance Harrington, Vice President of Facilities; Mitchell Dascher, President of US Salt; and Philip Bouillette, Vice President of Business Development. Houston, Texas, based Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE: CEQP) is a master limited partnership that owns the general partner interest, including the incentive distribution rights and approximately 4% of the outstanding common units of Crestwood Midstream. In addition, Crestwood Equity’s operations include an NGL supply and logistics business that serves customers in the United States and Canada. Houston, Texas, based Crestwood Midstream (NYSE: CMLP) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream businesses in multiple unconventional shale resource plays across the United States. Crestwood Midstream is engaged in the gathering, processing, treating, compression, storage and transportation of natural gas; storage, transportation and terminalling of NGLs; and gathering, storage, terminalling and marketing of crude oil.


DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SXE) (“Southcross”) announced today the appointment of Joel D. Moxley as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Southcross Energy Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of Southcross. In this newly created role, Mr. Moxley will lead and enhance the coordination and focus of Southcross’ existing commercial team, including contracting, marketing, scheduling and customer relations for both natural gas and natural gas liquids, as well as business development. Mr. Moxley has over thirty years of midstream commercial and operations expertise including senior leadership roles at both the Crestwood companies and Crosstex Energy, L.P. He will report directly to John E. Bonn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southcross’ general partner. “We are extremely fortunate to add such an experienced and talented leader to our team,” said Bonn. “The addition of the new Chief Commercial Officer role is an important component of our strategy that includes expanding our customer relationships and commercial outreach as well as enhanced coordination and leadership of our growth initiatives. I previously had the opportunity to work with Joel and know he will be a great addition to our team. Joel brings a wealth of midstream commercial and operational expertise, including significant experience in the South Texas region, to help lead Southcross into the next stage of growth.” “I am thrilled to join Southcross at this exciting point in the Company’s growth and development,” said Moxley. “Southcross has an impressive and experienced team of employees and premier midstream assets focused in the Eagle Ford that provide a solid platform to support further growth and expansion.” Mr. Moxley joins Southcross having previously served as Senior Vice President of Operations Services for the Crestwood companies, where he expanded commercial efforts and supported numerous acquisitions. Prior to Crestwood, Mr. Moxley was Senior Vice President of Crosstex Energy, L.P. with responsibility for the commercial activities of Crosstex’s South Louisiana gas processing and NGL fractionation assets as well as the marketing of NGLs for Crosstex companywide. Mr. Moxley’s experience also includes midstream leadership roles at Enterprise, El Paso Corporation, PG&E Corporation, Valero Energy Corporation and Occidental Petroleum. Mr. Moxley served as the immediate past Chairman of the Gas Processors Association and as a board member of the Texas Pipeline Association. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. is a master limited partnership that provides natural gas gathering, processing, treating, compression and transportation services and NGL fractionation and transportation services. It also sources, purchases, transports and sells natural gas and NGLs. Its assets are located in South Texas, Mississippi and Alabama and include four gas processing plants, two fractionation plants and approximately 3,000 miles of pipeline. The South Texas assets are located in or near the Eagle Ford shale region. Southcross is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Visit www.southcrossenergy.com for more information. This press release includes certain statements concerning expectations for the future that are forward-looking within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may project, indicate or imply future results, events, performance or achievements, and may contain the words “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions, or future conditional verbs such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would” and “could.” Southcross believes the expectations and forecasts reflected in these and other forward-looking statements are reasonable, Southcross can give no assurance they will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements contain known and unknown risks and uncertainties (many of which are difficult to predict and beyond management’s control) that may cause Southcross’ actual results in future periods to differ materially from anticipated or projected results. An extensive list of specific material risks and uncertainties affecting Southcross is contained in its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 6, 2015 and in other documents and reports filed from time to time with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof and Southcross undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information or events.

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