SALT LAKE CITY — Two area men have been appointed by Gov. Gary Herbert to the state's Board of Oil, Gas and Mining, replacing members who are retiring.

The board is the policy-making body for the state Division of Oil, Gas and Mining, the agency with regulatory oversight of those industries.

Carl F. Kendell and Chris D. Hansen are replacing Douglas Johnson and Sam Quigley.

Kendell is a petroleum geologist with 38 years of experience in oil and gas exploration and development, mostly in the western United States. A graduate of Weber State University, he works as a geologist for Summit Resources.

Hansen is a graduate of Brigham Young University with bachelor's and master's degrees in geology. He has worked in the oil and gas exploration industry, performing geologic evaluations of coal properties in the West. He has been responsible for environmental permitting and compliance in coal and mining industries and is the environmental coordinator for Arch Western Bituminous Group.

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