☰ Menu
Ohio Utica Shale

Chesapeake Energy names new compliance officer

By Bob Downing Published: June 18, 2013

From Chesapeake Energy Corp.:

OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 17, 2013-- Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) today announced that Patrick K. Craine, a partner with the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, will join Chesapeake as Chief Compliance Officer. In this capacity, he will report to Chesapeake’s General Counsel, Jim Webb, and the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Doug Lawler, Chesapeake’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “I want to thank Steve Dixon for leading the initiative to bring Patrick on board to augment our company-wide compliance efforts. Our senior leadership team and Board of Directors are committed to further enhancing the effectiveness of our regulatory and legal compliance and I look forward to working with Patrick in this important area.”

Jim Webb added, “Patrick’s exceptional service as a federal enforcement attorney, combined with his years in private practice and familiarity with the oil & gas industry, have prepared him well to serve as our Chief Compliance Officer. He brings a wealth of regulatory experience to Chesapeake’s talented team of compliance professionals and we believe Patrick’s leadership will be invaluable as we move forward.”

At Bracewell & Giuliani, Craine was a partner in the firm’s White Collar Defense, Internal Investigations, and Regulatory Enforcement practice and counseled companies, boards, committees, officers, and directors in regulatory and compliance matters. Mr. Craine has also led numerous independent investigations for publicly traded companies. Before entering private practice, he served as an enforcement attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Craine was also actively involved in the SEC’s and FINRA’s Oil and Gas Task Forces.

Mr. Craine received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College, from which he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.



See the most recent drilling report and an injection wells map From
Prev Next

Utica and Marcellus shale web sites

Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management State agency Web site.

ODNR Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management. State drilling permits. List is updated weekly.

ODNR Division of Geological Survey.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Ohio State University Extension.

Ohio Farm Bureau.

Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a Granville-based group that represents 1,500 Ohio energy-related companies.

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program.

Energy In Depth, a trade group.

Marcellus and Utica Shale Resource Center by Ohio law firm Bricker & Eckler.

Utica Shale, a compilation of Utica shale activities.

Landman Report Card, a site that looks at companies involved in gas and oil leases.FracFocus, a compilation of chemicals used in fracking individual wells as reported voluntarily by some drillers.

Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.

Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.

Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.

National Geographic's The Great Shale Rush.

The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.

Buckeye Forest Council.

Earthjustice, a national eco-group.

Stop Fracking Ohio.

People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.

Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.

No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.

Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.

Penn State Marcellus Center.

Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.

Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.