Eulogio Del Pino, SPE, has been appointed head of Venezuela’s oil ministry. He currently serves as president of PDVSA, the country’s national oil company, and will retain that role going forward. Pino will likely act as the country’s primary delegate to OPEC. Before working at PDVSA, he served as president and vice president of the Association of Geophysicists of Venezuela and held various positions at Western Atlas and PDVSA subsidiary Corpoven. He holds a BS in geophysics from Stanford University and an MS in exploration engineering from Universidad Central De Venezuela.