Folks, facts and orgs…

Ikon, Millennial, PFC, PGS, RPS, AGR, Aspentech, Aveva, BP, Conoco, dGB, Energistics, Microsoft’n more!

Ikon Science has appopinted Fela Aromolaran as sales manager for Africa. Aromolaran was previously with International Logging. Phil Clegg has joined Ikon’s Durham-based GeoPressure Technology unit as senior geological consultant. Clegg was formerly with Durham University’s Reactivation Research Group.

Millennial Net has appointed Mark Hanna to VP Sales and Mark O’Hearne as VP business development. Both were previously with Brooks Automation.

Lew Watts has been appointed president and CEO of PFC Energy replacing Vahan Zanoyan. Watts joined PFC Energy last year from Shell.

Anthony Tripodo has resigned from the Petroleum Geo-Services Board to take up a post with Tesco Corp. The search is on for a successor.

RPS Group has acquired Calgary-based APA Petroleum Engineering.

Jeff Dyk is president and CEO of Houston-based Upstream Professionals, a startup that is to target well lifecycle decision support.

Norway-based AGR Group has appointed Richard Erskine as Executive VP. Erskine was previously with Hydro.

Aspen Technology has received a ‘Staff Determination’ from Nasdaq with the threat of a delisting. The company has requested a hearing to review the determination. Aspen attributes the filing delay to a need to restate certain historical financials.

Aveva has appointed Roger Rapp and Michael Cooney as application consultants.

Andy Inglis has been named a managing director of the BP Group. He also succeeds Tony Hayward as chief executive of BP’s E&P business.

In a reorganization, Ryan Lance has been named senior VP Technology with ConocoPhillips. The company has also appointed Luc Messier as senior VP, Project Development. Messier was previously president and CEO of Technip USA.

Decision Dynamics has appointed Justin Zinke, the company’s President & CEO, to its Board of Directors, following the resignation of Cecil Shewchuk.

Nanne Hemstra is to head up de Groot Bril’s new Indian outlet in Mumbai.

ElectroBusiness has a ‘teaming agreement’ with Fujitsu Consulting to pursue joint opportunities in multiple markets.

Venugopal Bandaru of Satyam is the new Asia South ‘Region Lead’ for Energistics’ (formerly POSC). Badaru is located in Hyderabad.

GeoFields has appointed Karl Groux VP finance. Groux was previously CFO at ComFrame Software.

Tom Guidish has been hired as Director of Sales and Marketing for Geo-Logic Systems.

The Houston Technology Center has appointed Walter Ulrich as president and CEO. Ulrich was previously with the Texas Emerging Technology Fund.

Michael Ohata, a senior director in Microsoft’s finance department has been appointed chair of the XBRL International Steering Committee. The company is an early adopter of XBRL, having submitted SEC Forms 10-Q and 10-K in XBRL since April 2005.

OFS Portal CEO Bill Le Sage has been elected to the Open Network for Commerce Exchange (ONCE) Executive Council. ONCE promotes global B2B e-Commerce.

Alan Smith has been seconded from Paras to act as Head of E&P Information Systems with OMV.

SensorTran has appointed David Hickey to COO. Hickey was previously Senior VP of NOVA Technology.

Superior Energy Services has named Chuck Malley VP business development for its Well Solutions Group’s Rocky Mountain Region.

Yokogawa has named Shuzo Kaihori as Representative Director and President replacing Isao Uchida who is now Representative Director and Chairman.

The EU Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) has just published a 100 page document on draft implementation rules for spatial metadata.

Rock Solid Images has launched phase two of its Lithology and Fluid Prediction Project.


In an article in last month’s issue we wrongly referred to ‘Flare Consultants.’ The company name should have read ‘Flare Solutions.’ Our apologies.’ Our apologies.

This article originally appeared in Oil IT Journal 2007 Issue # 2.

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