Washington, D.C.  20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): August 15, 2017



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction


(Commission File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation)




Identification No.)


Three Memorial City Plaza



840 Gessner Road, Suite 1400



Houston, Texas



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (281) 589-4600


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Item 5.02(b)    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers


On August 15, 2017, the Company appointed Ms. Amanda M. Brock and Mr. Marcus A. Watts to the Board of Directors, effective immediately.  Both Ms. Brock and Mr. Watts are expected to stand for re-election at the annual stockholder meeting in 2018.


Ms. Brock is Chief Executive Officer of Water Standard, a water treatment company focused on water-based enhanced oil recovery, recycling and reuse of water and produced water treatment.  Mr. Watts is President of The Friedkin Group, which oversees various business interests that are principally automotive-related, after a career spanning over 26 years as a corporate and securities attorney with the international law firm of Locke Lord, LLP.


There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Brock or Mr. Watts and any other person pursuant to which she or he was selected as a director.  The Company is not aware of any transaction in which Ms. Brock or Mr. Watts has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. The committees on which Ms. Brock and Mr. Watts will serve have not yet been determined.


Each of Ms. Brock and Mr. Watts will be compensated for service on the Board of Directors under the Company’s standard arrangement for non-employee directors described in its proxy statement for the 2017 annual meeting of stockholders and each will receive a pro-rated award of restricted stock units for their service in 2017.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.











/s/ Deidre L. Shearer



Deidre L. Shearer



Vice President and Corporate Secretary



Date: August 16, 2017