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News from Microsoft, K-Reservoir, GX-Tech, Malibu, Millennial, Roxar, Blue Marble, I/O, Landmark, MVE, PPDM and Sun Microsystems.

Tony Hey is leaving his post as director of the UK’s ‘much-ballyhooed’ e-Science Initiative to coordinate Microsoft’s Technical Computing Initiative.

Kent Horstmann has joined Knowledge Reservoir’s Houston office as VP, Business Development. Horstmann was previously with Exxon.

Lucky Awobasivwe, president Bulwark Services has been named MD of GX Technology’s new Port Harcourt seismic processing center.

Rene VandenBrand has been named president and CEO of Kelman Technologies. VandenBrand was previously VP business development with Veritas.

Scott Miller (Account Executive) and John Rosson (Business Analyst) are heading up Malibu Engineering & Software’s Houston office.

Millennial Net has named Neil Ferris as executive chairman and Terry Halloran as president.

Midland Valley Exploration has joined the POSC/Rescue model association.

Soan Dang Do is sales manager at Roxar’s new Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam location.

Blue Marble Geographics has updated its GeoCalc dev kit to support new vertical datum transformations and the Open GIS Consortium’s WKT (well-known text) definitions.

Input/Output expects land seismic station counts to double—from 800 to 1,600 channels by 2009, with a rise from 4 to 40% of channels devoted to ‘full wave’ acquisition.

Landmark Graphics is now the principal channel for SGI energy market sales in Latin America.

Moose Oils and Midland Valley have released a new ‘2DMove Access Package’ offering short term leases and training for single users.

New PPDM members include Amerada Hess, Pemex E&P, RWE Dea and Santos.

Sun Microsystems is to acquire Tarantella, Inc. for approximately $25 million cash.

Roxar has signed a technical cooperation agreement with Smartec for the application of fiber optic monitoring technology to the oil and gas industry.

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