Folks, facts, orgs etc…

New structures for Halliburton and Baker Hughes, rumors, IPOs and personnel changes—things are hotting up!

Halliburton has named Evelyn Angelle as VP Investor Relations and Paul Koeller as VP of Global Sales and Delivery for its Digital and Consulting Solutions (DCS) division. The DCS division was previously Landmark and ‘other’ Energy Services.

Aspen Technology’s Audit Committee has completed its review and the Company has restated its financials for fiscal years ending in 2000 through 2004. The Company believes that it has now complied with the deadline set by the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel.

Simon Voisey has joined Veritas unit Hampson-Russell UK as support geophysicist.

Divestco Inc. has appointed Roderick Chisholm as CFO. Chisholm was previously with bankers HSBC.

Baker Hughes has appointed David Barr as Group President of its re-organized Drilling and Evaluation unit which includes the Baker Atlas, Baker Hughes Drilling Fluids, Hughes Christensen and INTEQ divisions. Martin Craighead has been appointed President of Baker Atlas following Barr’s promotion.

Francois Lafferriere is to head-up Earth Decision Sciences’ new Caracas office. Lafferrière was previously in charge of EDS’ Brazilian unit.
Idelix Software Inc. has appointed Chris Haakon to its advisory board. Hakon is a member of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and former CEO of Boeing Autometric.

Steve Batchelor is to head-up OpenSpirit Corp.’s new EU headquarters in London.

Paradigm has upgraded its seismic data processing centers in the CIS with a, 90-processor Xeon-based cluster and a 32-CPU Itanium 2-based SGI Altix system.

Geotrace has promoted Jun Cai to Manager of Depth Imaging Technology.

Advanced Visual Systems (AVS), has released Express 7.0 which increases rendering and application performance on 64-bit platforms and adds new functionality for Mac OS-X users.

The American Records Management Association (ARMA) has just published a guide to understanding, implementing, and using metadata within the framework of ISO 15489, Information and Documentation—Records Management.

Precision Drilling and Paradigm Geo have joined different consortia at the BP Center for Visualization.

US-based IT consultancy Perficient has just filed an IPO with the SEC. Proceeds will ‘substantially’ fund future

Don Roesle has been named CEO of Ryder-Scott.

The rumor mill has it that Landmark’s GeoProbe will soon benefit from Open Spirit connectivity. Landmark is also understood to be stopping development of its GoCad-based PowerModel application. Competition issues with Earth Decision Sciences are understood to be behind the decision.


In our report from the WITSML user group meeting last month we wrongly called Rune Skarbo’s company ‘Sense Technology’. It is in fact Sense Intellifield. Our apologies to all concerned.

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