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Following a reorganization, Chris Villegas is now CEO of Reset Energy, an oil country plant design and fabrication specialist. Villegas comes over from the recently acquired Heroes Energy Solutions.

Dan Kluk heads-up Stress Engineering Services’ new Digital Solutions Group.

Jean-Marc Sohier (Concawe) is now an A.SPIRE board member.

Yan Nikitin is to head up AqualisBraemar’s Moscow newly opened office.

Babcock & Wilcox has named Gary Cochran as MD European region. Wassim Moussaoui is the MD of the newly formed B&W Middle East Holdings, based in the new Dubai, UAE HQ.

Thai Pham is now BCCK’s senior process engineer. He hails from UOP-Ortloff.

Bechtel has named Justin Siberell as President for Europe and the Middle East region. Paul Marsden is now President of the company’s Oil, Gas & Chemicals business, succeeding Alasdair Cathcart who is stepping down after 31 years at Bechtel.

Jon Huntsman has re-joined Chevron’s Board of Directors. He will serve on the Management Compensation Committee and the Public Policy Committee.

Matthew DeNezza joined Crusoe Energy Systems as CFO. Prior to joining Crusoe, he was with Meritage Midstream.

Felipe Saldanha is the new GM of the CSA Ocean Sciences’ Brazilian affiliate, CSA Ciências Oceânicas Ltda.

Peter Bernard, Executive Chair; Ike Epley, Vice-Chair; Jorge Machnizh, President and CEO; Michael Stundner, EVP, Technology and Founder of myr:conn; Dale Sperrazza, CCO; Kenton Gray, CTO; David Freer, CFO; Braxton Huggins, CMO; Carol Piovesan, SVP; Tom Jordan, VP Corporate Development; and Lars Olrik, VP Sales make up the new executive team at Datagration.

eDrilling COO, Sven Inge Ødegaard, is to head up the newly established eDrilling Research unit.

Harsha Agadi has joined Flotek’s Board of Directors and will also serve as the chair of the Compensation Committee.

Carlyn Taylor is now Flowserve’s independent director and a member of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee of the board.

Fugro has nominated Sjoerd Vollebregt as a member of its supervisory board following Douglas Wall’s intention to retire at the end of the AGM in 2021.

Michael Sheen (SVP and CTO and executive director), William Moody, and Charles Still are to retire from the Geospace Board. Tom Davis replaces Charles Still as lead independent director.

Halliburton Labs has appointed Reginald DesRoches (Rice University), John Grotzinger (Caltech), and Walter Isaacson (Tulane University) as its first advisory board members.

HARC has hired Lu Liu to guide the organization’s research on energy, air and water issues. Prior to joining HARC, Liu worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Rice University.

Hexagon has appointed Maria Luthström as Head of Sustainability and Investor Relations.

Iman Hill has joined the IOGP as Executive Director succeeding Gordon Ballard, who steps down at the end of 2020. Before joining IOGP, Hill was with Energean.

Schlumberger is to cut 21,000 jobs, roughly a fifth of its workforce

Andrew Gould, Schlumberger’s former Chairman, and CEO has been appointed to the McDermott Board of Directors.

Kimberly Green is now EVP Of Human Resources at Motiva. She succeeds retiree Ed Haloulos.

OGUK has appointed Alexandra Thomas (Neptune Energy), Emeka Emembolu (BP), and Mark Abbey (CHC Helicopter) to its board of directors.

Offshore Technical Compliance has opened a division in Mexico City.

Lance Abney is now the Operation Manager at PRCI Technology Development Center’s new facility.

Quality Companies has named Iain Gault as its business development manager - Houston and International. He was previously with Stork Technical Services USA.

Pamela Pierce is now Scientific Drilling International CEO and President.

SeekOps has named Iain Cooper as its new CEO. He has previously led the technology development, strategy, and investment at Schlumberger.

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists has announced its 2020–2021 board election results. Anna Shaughnessy is President-elect, Bruce Shang is Second VP, Pete Cramer is Treasurer.

Sercel-GRC has appointed William Milne as VP, Major Accounts, and operations, and to the Sercel-GRC Strategic Leadership Team.

Cedrik Neike is to succeed retiree Klaus Helmrich as Siemens Managing Board member responsible for Digital Industries. Current COO Matthias Rebellius replaces Neike as board member responsible for smart infrastructure.

Mike White has joined Starwood Energy as SVP.

Christi Craddick is now Chairman at the Railroad Commission of Texas.

Chris McLaren has been named technical program manager at the newly opened Transportation Technology Center funded by PHMSA in Pueblo, CO. Dave Mauger is VP Operations.

Brian Cothran has joined Venture Global as COO.

Weatherford has appointed Girish Saligram as President, CEO, and member of its board. Scott Weatherholt is EVP, General Counsel, and CCO. Keith Jennings is EVP and CFO.

Abrado appoints Jason Broussard as President and CEO. He hails from US-based Wellbore Fishing & Rental Tools.

Anders Opedal is Equinor’s new president and CEO following Eldar Sætre’s retirement after six years as CEO and more than 40 years in the company.

Aspen Technology has appointed Amar Hanspal (Bright Machines) to its Board of Directors.

Dylan Webb is now Datamine’s CEO taking over from Damian McKay who has been appointed CEO at Vela business, Datamine’s parent company.

Russell Crockett (Aztlán Chemical) is now a member of SEI/CMU Board of Visitors, advisors to the CMU president, VP research and the SEI director.

Kelly Tomyn is to assume the role of Interim VP, Finance and CFO at Computer Modelling Group while Sandra Balic takes a parental leave of absence.

Eric Mullins (Lime Rock Resources) is now a member of ConocoPhillips board of directors.

DXC Technology has added David Barnes and Raul Fernandez to its board of directors.

Gay Huey Evans OBE has joined IHS Markit as an independent director to its board and will join the company’s audit committee.

David Sebag has joined IFPen’s Geosciences department to work on the energy transition and environmental soil characterization and verification project.

The undergraduate scholarship foundation of the Houston Geological Society has announced the creation of the Paul M. Basinski Memorial Scholarship, established by his wife, Rene Basinski to honor his memory.

Reinhard Florey has been reappointed as CFO of OMV, extending his term of office for another three years.

Rockwell Automation has named Isaac Woods VP, treasurer, and board-elected officer of the company. He succeeds retiree Steve Etzel after more than 31 years with the company.

Erieta Dimitriou is now RPS Principal Energy Consultant at its Energy & Sustainability team.

François Poirier is to succeed retiree Russ Girling as President and CEO of TC Energy Corp and will join the board in 2021.

Former Anardarko EVP, Mitch Ingram is now Non-executive Director of Tullow Oil.


FESAus society reports the death of Hugh Crocker, one of its founding members, and ‘a great and tireless contributor to the Petrophysical community worldwide for 60-70 years’.

Longtime Bureau of Economic Geology researcher Bill White has passed away.

This article originally appeared in Oil IT Journal 2020 Issue # 5.

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