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The Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium is to inaugurate an ‘Energy Standards Resource Center’ in Houston next month.

Canadian Pengrowth Energy Trust has joined the OFS Portal e-commerce hub.

Industrial Software Solutions has received an A$863,373 grant from the Australian ‘AusUndustry’ Commercial Ready fund for R&D of its ‘BabelFish Aspect’ geopsatial tool.

Cell/GPU-based computer hardware specialist PeakStream has secured $17 million funding from Foundation Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital.

The Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) has just published a report titled ‘Filling the Gap—an Unconventional Gas Technology Roadmap.’ The Roadmap will shortly be available free from the website.

Mukul Sharma’s group at the Center for Petroleum and Geoscience Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin has received a $694,000 grant to improve the 3-D models used to assess hydraulic fracturing. Anadarko will test the new models.

Wireless SCADA specialist vMonitor reports deployment by ExxonMobil Nigeria and SonaHess Algeria, a joint venture between Sonatrach and Hess, of its wireless well monitoring and metering solution.

UK-based AnTech has appointed Rachel Heal as Electronics Engineer, James Kelsall as Design Engineer and Angela Bryant as Sales and Marketing Administrator.

The American Petroleum Institute API has appointed Rex Tillerson (ExxonMobil) as chairman of its board, Larry Nichols (Devon Energy) as treasurer and Clarence Cazalot (Marathon) as chairman of the audit committee.

Aspen Technology has appointed David McKenna to its Board, replacing Chris Pike who has resigned.

BJ Process and Pipeline has appointed Brent Greenway as sales manager for Saudi Arabia.

CGG unit Sercel has acquired wireless seismic acquisition systems developer Vibration Technologies in a cash transaction.

Jo Webber is now CEO of pipeline software house Energy Solutions and Ann Casaday has joined the company as VP Global Sales. Both were previously with InnaPhase Corp.

Following a conflict with another trademark, Finetooth has changed its name to Headwave Inc.

Ken Fox now heads up EMEA marketing for Invensys Process Systems.

Geotrace has promoted Mark Carrigan to VP Western Hemisphere of its newly acquired Tigress Software unit.

The French Petroleum Institute (IFP) has named Olga Vizika director of reservoir engineering research and Dominique Henri as director of industrial development.

Mick Lambert, president of Input/Output’s GX Technology subsidiary is to retire at the end of the year. Jim Hollis is to assume responsibility for GXT’s business. LSI Logic has promoted Flavio Santoni to VP Storage Sales and Marketing.

Frank Ingari has joined MetaCarta’s board of directors.

Cristina Robinson Marras is General Manager of ER Mapper UK.

Randy Smith has joined SCA as its Sales & Recruiting Manager.

SGI’s reorganization is complete and the company has ‘emerged’ from chapter 11. 11 million new shares in SGI are now trading Nasdaq under the SGIC ticker.

Schlumberger has completed its US corporate office relocation to Houston from New York.

Daniel Valot is to step down as Technip Chairman next year. The company is looking for a replacement.

Richard Ellam has joined Techsia as General Manager and Executive Vice President.

TGS-NOPEC has opened an office in Moscow.

MWD specialist Ulterra Drilling Technologies has named Bob Iversen as President and CEO.

Advanced Geotechnology has been awarded a contract from the Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership for a geomechanical investigation into acid gas (CO2 and H2S) sequestration in the Keg River Formation at Apache Canada’s Zama Lake field in northwest Alberta.

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