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Cal Dive acquires Helix-RDS, Archer quits POSC—and more from Petrosys, Divestco, Schlumberger, BEA Systems, BJ Services, Energy Solutions, Quorum, Hydro, I/O, Chevron, Veritas and more.

Houston-based Cal Dive has acquired Helix RDS of Aberdeen for $31 million. Helix has 180 employees and offers reservoir and well services. Cal Dive plans to use the acquisition to offer its production contracting model in the North Sea and elsewhere.

David Archer is to stand down as CEO of the Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium, following a divergence of strategy views with the POSC board. A search is on for a replacement. CTO Alan Doniger is interim CEO.

Petrosys has appointed Franck Lemaire as its EU business development manager based in Paris. Lemaire was previously with Dynamic Graphics.

Calgary-based Divestco has acquired Laser Software Ltd. developers of the LandRite land management package. Divestco also acquired Focus Integrated Solutions, which provides management and technical services in CRM and ERP.

Schlumberger Limited is to relocate its US corporate office from New York to Houston in the second half of 2006.

BEA Systems has acquired Plumtree, the portal company, in a $204 million deal. BEA’s WebLogic unit is to offer ‘blended’ open source and proprietary solutions built around the Apache Tomcat Java application server.

Andy Barden is manager of BJ Process and Pipeline Services’ new Houston-located ‘global business development group.’

Energy Solutions has named Roderick J. Hayslett as CFO.

Quorum Business Solutions has hired Joseph “Troy” Turcott to lead its Pipeline Integrity effort.

Norsk Hydro’s VC arm, Technology Ventures, has acquired a NOK 20 million stake in Zurich-based Spectraseis Technologie AG.

Input/Output has appointed Jim Hollis VP New Ventures in its new FireFly division. Firefly, rolled out at the SEG, is a wireless seismic data acquisition system.

Data storage specialist Iron Mountain has acquired the Australian operations of Pickfords Records Management. Bob Miller is to manage the new division.

In two internal promotions, TietoEnator has named Pentti Heikkinen as President and CEO and Matti Lehti as Chairman.

Knowledge Reservoir and Concessions International are to team on a study of undeveloped Asian discoveries.

Chevron’s CTTV VC investment arm and Contango Capital have taken a stake in real-time wireless provider Moblize.

Denby Auble has joined Geotrace as ‘manager of innovations.’ Before joining Geotrace, Auble was with Western Geophysical.

Veritas DGC has appointed Vincent Thielen as VP, Business Development and Dennis Baldwin as VP, Corporate Controller. Thielen’s was an internal appointment. Baldwin joined Veritas last June from Universal Compression Holdings. Veritas also announced the retirement of Director and Vice Chairman, Stephen J. Ludlow. Ludlow began his career with Digicon in 1971 as a member of a marine seismic acquisition crew.

Deloitte Petroleum Services has appointed Edward Woodhouse as GIS developer to support and develop both the MapInfo and ArcGIS versions of PetroView.

Colin Howard (Zeehelden Geoservices) is to represent 3DGeo in the EU and Africa.

SpectrumData has appointed Simon Inglis as General Manager.

Ex-Seitel CEO Paul Frame received a five year jail sentence for taking $750,000 from the company.

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