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News from CMG, Geomodelling, C&C, Petrosys, Ikon, Ryder-Scott, CSIRO, ERM.S, K-Reservoir, Linux Networx, OFS Portal, Scandpower, Geosoft, Paradigm, ESRI, Tigress and Wood Mackenzie.

Calgary-based CMG generated $11.5 million from reservoir modeling software for fiscal 2004, up 22% on the year.

Statoil’s investment arm Offtech Invest is to inject $2.5 million into Calgary-based Geomodelling Technology for the further development of the SBED product line.

C&C Reservoirs has sold its Digital Analogs database to new clients Petronas Carlgali, Kuwait Oil Company, Occidental and Wintershall.

Petrosys has appointed Franck Lemaire manager of its new Paris office. Lemaire was previously with Dynamic Graphics.

Ikon has appointed Nick Pillar as chief geophysicist. Pillar was previously with Enterprise and Petronas.

John Dobbs and Scott Rouze, both petroleum engineers, have been signed by consultants Ryder Scott. Dobbs was previously with ExxonMobil, Rouze with Williams Pipeline.

Geoscience Australia and CSIRO are demonstrating real-time access to ‘pre-competitive’ geoscience data in the Solid Earth and Environment Grid (SEE Grid) project, ‘next generation’ internet-based technology for geoscience and spatial data interoperability.

Hakima Ben Meradi is to head-up Earth Resource Management Services (ERM.S) new Stavanger offices.

Jerry Dees has been named director to Geotrace’s board. Dees was previously with Vastar Resources.

Knowledge Reservoir and Net Brains are to team on the pursuit of subsurface, production, and knowledge management projects in Mexico.

Robert ‘Bo’ Ewald has been named CEO of Linux Networx. Ewald was previously with Cray Research and served on the US Presidential Information Technology Advisory Committee.

OFS Portal has appointed Alvaro Escorcia (Halliburton), Paul Krueger (Vetco Intl.) and Steve Sidney (Baker Hughes) to its board.

The Petroleum Research Center of the Libyan National Oil Corp. is to deploy Scandpower Petroleum Technology’s Olga 2000 simulator to boost its R&D and technical services capability.

A new release of Geosoft’s Oasis Montaj offers enhanced 3D visualization, 3D voxel model building, Kriging and GoCad support.

Paradigm will be hosting its 2005 processing and depth imaging user meeting in Krakow, Poland on October 26-27.

ESRI is holding a special session of its Petroleum 3D and Pipeline Data Model SIGs at its annual user conference in San Diego, 25-29 July.

Spescom Software has appointed Jonathan Reed to spearhead its expansion into the oil, gas and petrochemical market. Reed was previously with Neon system.

Tigress is now hosting clients’ data rooms online from its re-vamped website The company has also announced three new hires to its Moscow office—Emin Mamedov, Konstantin Shishkin and Anthon Rybalko.

Yoram Shoham has been appointed to Veritas’ board of directors. Shoham was previously with Shell.

Wood Mackenzie is to receive a cash injection from EU buyout specialists Candover. The funds will be used to finance WoodMac’s growth through ‘organic investment and strategic add-on acquisitions.’

This article originally appeared in Oil IT Journal 2005 Issue # 6.

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