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Shell, Baker Hughes, SAIC, Roxar, TietoEnator, DPTS, cc-Hubwoo, CGGVeritas, Tudor Pickering, DecisionStrategies, Petris, Geotrace, Halliburton, TradeCapture, IES, Knowledge Systems.

According to media reports, Shell is to slash around 2,000 IT jobs worldwide in a major reorganization and a shift to outsourced technical IT.

Nelson Ney has been appointed president of Centrilift and VP of Baker Hughes succeeding Charlie Wolley who is leaving the company.

SAIC has promoted Senior VP Amy Alving to CTO. Following the completion of the CorrOcean/Roxar transaction, Øystein Narvhus is stepping down as COO.

Tieto-Enator has appointed Hannu Syrjälä as President and CEO. Syrjälä hails from GE.

The National Oil Corporation of Kenya has awarded a tape transcription contract to Ovation unit DPTS.

cc-Hubwoo has appointed Mark Williams CEO replacing Alain Andréoli who is now EAME region president of Sun Microsystems.

Thierry Le Roux, group president and COO of CGGVeritas is now also president of geophysical services following the departure of Christophe Pettenati-Auzière.

Tudor, Pickering has appointed David Cunningham as MD, Investment Banking, ‘spearheading’ the firm’s effort in the oilfield services sector.

Decision Strategies has announced several appointments; Kevin Carpenter to COO, Tony Hamer, VP development and Chris Reinsvold to MD of the oil and gas practice.

Tom Williams joins the Petris board—he was previously with Noble Corp. The company has strengthened it Operations Center product line with the appointment of Debi Castellanos and CJ Pomeroy. Philip Yang has also joined as a developer.

Steve Svatek has joined Geotrace’s technical staff to work on Geotrace’e ‘Diamond’ project, a new integration platform. Svatek was previously with Hydro/Spinnaker.

Andy Lane is to retire as Halliburton’s Executive VP and COO. The COO position will be eliminated and Dave Lesar will assume direction of the Company’s Eastern and Western Hemisphere divisions. Executive VP and CFO Cris Gaut is president of the Drilling and Evaluation Division. Mark McCollum is Executive VP and CFO and Evelyn Angelle is VP and Corporate Controller.

David Newton has been promoted to CEO of TradeCapture.

IES has hired Sandra Bergers as administrator, sedimentologist Matthias Greb to its Mexico unit, petroleum geologist Fujian Ma for Asia and Wolfram Rosenbaum, a numerical methods specialist, to the development group.

Knowledge Systems has hired Monica Danna as director of marketing.


Martin Gainville of the French Petroleum Institute (IFP) has corrected our account of his presentation at last month’s SPE ATCE. Gainville explains ‘We have not yet incorporated the third party software packages (Eclipse, PumaFlow, Reveal, etc.) that your report implied. These were mentioned as representative of typical workflows and to illustrate the need for standards to ensure numerical and data consistency.’

New paper

Gainville has also kindly provided a short paper that better explains the scope of the CAPE-OPEN standard. This is available on

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