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Industrial Defender has appointed Donald Simoneau as senior VP worldwide operations, Jonathan Pollet to VP North American field operations and Dan Davis as VP international operations. Peter Lee heads-up a new Singapore sales.

Chambers Li is to head-up the The American Petroleum Institute’s new representation in Beijing, China, assisted by Lisa Liu.

BNP Paribas has appointed of Ian Fay as head of its Energy & Natural Resources Americas team in New York.

Milko Moussirou has joined Caesar Systems as manager of client services for Shell E&P based in Rijswijk, The Netherlands. Moussirou was previously with Decision Strategies.

Centrica PLC has joined the UK’s Common Data Access (CDA) organization.

Chevron has named John McDonald CTO, replacing Don Paul who is retiring. Paul Siegele was named VP Strategic Planning.

James McCormack has joined Deloitte Petroleum Services’ MEA-CIS team.

Aspen Technology has joined the FIATECH process engineering design and operations standards body.

Marisé Mikulis has joined FMI as consultant in its utilities division. Mikulis was previously oil industry manager with Microsoft Corp.

Brice Bouffard has been hired as VP Sales and Marketing with Spectraseis. Bouffard was previously with Schlumberger Information Solutions.

Michael Fleming is to head-up Geotrace’s new marketing outlet in Dubai.

Halliburton has opened a 5,575 square meter Technology Center in Pune, India. A second Eastern Hemisphere center is to open in Singapore in 2008. The company has also named Christian Garcia to VP of investor relations and Evelyn Angelle as VP Operations Finance.

IHS Inc. has promoted Ron Mobed and Jeff Tarr to the positions of co-presidents and co-COOs. Mobed was previously president and COO of IHS’ energy unit, Tarr held the same position in the engineering segment.

Matthew McKinley has been appointed president and CEO of Innotec IT Plant Solutions. McKinley was previously with Aveva.

Invensys’ Hartmut Wallraf has been named chair of the FDT Group, a consortium of manufacturers and vendors targeting process instrumentation interoperability.

Iron Mountain has appointed Eddie Ingram VP EU operations.

Jonathan Jenkins is heading up JOA’s new UK office.

Anwar Kharusi is heading up Knowledge Reservoir’s Middle East business development effort and a new alliance with Kuwaiti oilfield service company Napesco.

Shell has named Willem Schulte Chief Scientist, Reservoir Engineering.

BJ Services has appointed Bruce Campbell as operations manager, Europe & Africa Region and Jan Frieling as Libya country manager of its well services division.

Object Reservoir has named Jeff Johnson as VP of integrated reservoir services. Johnson was previously with Earth Decision and Paradigm.

Meanwhile, Paradigm VP Pablo Pascual has relocated from Brazil to Caracas, Venezuela. Pascual heads-up Paradigm’s Latin America operations.

DNV has appointed David Walker as director of strategy and business development. Walker was previously with BHP Billiton.

Phil Longorio has been named to the SensorTran Board of Directors. Longorio was recently CEO of WellDynamics.

Swagelok has named Matt LoPiccolo VP and CIO.

Pat Delany is general manager of Wood Group’s new 27,000 sq ft Glasgow engineering facility.

The US National Energy Technology Laboratory has released its 2007 coal power plant database with emissions and location data for some 1,700 US units.

In the current issue of its ‘Premier IT’ Magazine Intel reveals that all systems purchased before its Vista roll-out will be based on 64-bit hardware and will support an OS upgrade.

New paper

A new paper ‘A lightweight, integrated SVG-based oilfield web GIS platform’ by Man Yuan et al. is available on The paper describes GIS enablement of China’s Daqing supergiant oilfield.

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