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ConocoPhillips named Kevin Meyers president of its Canadian unit, Don Wallette takes Meyer’s position as president, Russia and Caspian Region and Paul Warwick becomes president, MENA.

Yves-Louis Darricarrère will become president of Total’s E&P division next February when Christophe de Margerie becomes CEO.

Former POSC CEO David Archer has joined Petris Technology as VP product management and industry alliances. Weatherford International has promoted Andrew Becnel to CFO replacing Lisa Rodriguez who is leaving the Company.

Darin McKinnis is to head-up CEI’s new Houston office pending the hire of a new business development manager.

Ikon Science has promoted Paul O’Brien to its board as Executive Director, Sales and Marketing. Founder-shareholder Charles Hue Williams is joining the board as a non-executive director. The company also reports recent sales of its RocDok package to Petrobras and Hess.

ECSI has appointed retired US Lt. Gen. Gordon Fornell to its advisory board.

Invensys Process Systems has appointed Tom Kinney as director of performance services. Kinney returns to Invensys after a spell as VP sales with ExperTune Inc.

MSDSonline has just announced a new ‘Safety Toolkit,’ that provides access to training and compliance resources.

CompuPrint has delivered a ‘STeP’ analysis of an off-shore African oil and gas drilling prospect. Under the $2.5 million contract, the company’s Terra Insight unit uses satellite data ‘to effectively identify oil and gas and other subsurface minerals.’

Aspen Technology has formed a global Process Modeling Center of Excellence at its headquarters in Cambridge, MA, consolidating the company’s process modeling effort.

Kjell Trommestad heads-up TGS-NOPEC’s new Moscow office.

Spectrum Data has published part two of CEO Guy Holmes’ oeuvre ‘Tape Technology Basics’ comparing the merits different tape technologies. More from


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