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WellPoint Systems is to acquire South African software house iSoft Technologies. iSoft develops enterprise asset management solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics.

Verano has appointed Todd Nicholson and Chris Martin to its marketing team. Nicholson hails from EMC and Martin, from AccuSoft.

Toronto-based Geosoft has launched a Global Solutions Group, headed by John Mertl, to deliver IT solutions to the mining and explorations industries.

Teledyne is to acquire the assets of electrical and fiber optic interconnect specialist DG O’Brien.

The company to be established through the merger between Hydro’s oil and gas activities and Statoil will be named StatoilHydro.

Rick Robinson has joined Ryder Scott as a petroleum engineer from Exxon Mobil. The company also reports the death of Harry Gaston, president Emeritus. Gaston started with Ryder Scott in 1967 and pioneered the use of computers in engineering, developing a cash-flow program that became a company standard.

The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council has promoted Lance Cole to Executive Director following the departure of Don Duttlinger.

Pitney Bowes is to acquire MapInfo Corp.

Petrolink now offers a real-time data hub in Perth, Australia.

Paras Consulting has appointed Michael Woodward (ex-CapGemini), Phil Challis, Carol Dye and Vicky Garrard (ex-Tribal Technology).

Oracle is to acquire Hyperion.

Pioneer and Denbury Resources have signed with supply-side e-commerce grouping OFS Portal.

Knowledge Reservoir (KR) has teamed with Modern Petrotech and opened a new office in Muscat, Oman. Radix Technologies is to represent the company in Mumbai, India. Ian Lilly has joined the company as Region Manager, Asia Pacific located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Chad Brown has been appointed to KR’s new Midland, TX office.

Ikon Science has acquired Edinburgh-based Anitec, a seismic anisotropy specialist. Anitec founders Colin MacBeth and Phil Wild are to join the Ikon team.

David Liddle has been appointed Production and Facilities Technology Manager for the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) in Aberdeen. Liddle was previously chairman of the Aberdeen branch of the Society for Underwater Technology.

Justin Barr is to head up ISS Group’s new Adelaide office and Chief Executive Officer Abe Shasha is relocating to the new Houston office.

Tim Conn is to head up GeoMechanics International’s (GMI) new office in Calgary, Alberta. GMI has also named David Bowling as business development manager in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Conn hails from CoreLab and Bowling from RPS Energy. GMI has also added Dan Jezerinac (Dresser) and Randy Keys to its board.

Fugro is to acquire aerial survey specialist MAPS Geosystems.

Brian Boulmay has joined facilities GIS specialist Telvent Miner and Miner. Boulmay was previously with ESRI.

Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Jeffrey Jarrett has resigned from the Department of Energy.

Divestco is to acquire BlueGrouse Seismic Solutions of Calgary.

ConocoPhillips has given $6 million to the University of Oklahoma’s School of Geology and Geophysics.

Kevin Colburn is now sales manager at CEI/Ensight’s Houston office.

Aspen Technology’s ‘filing delinquency’ has been rectified and the Nasdaq’s hearing request has been canceled.

Marilyn Bier has been named Executive Director of ARMA International.

Andrew Soto has joined the American Gas Association as senior managing counsel of regulatory affairs.

A2D Technologies’ LogLine online database now holds 3.5 million US logs. LogLine made its first sale over the internet 10 years ago.

Perficient has acquired E-Tech Solutions for approx. $12 million.

Energistics (formerly POSC) has removed the $10 price tag from its comprehensive units converter which will likely be aligned with the POSC/WITS/PRODML units at a future date. More from

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