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AGM, Aspentech, Aveva, Baker Hughes, CDA, CygNet, Energistics, IADC, IFP, ION, Invensys, Object Reservoir, Roxar, RSI, Ryder Scott, Seismic Ventures, Siemens, TGS-Nopec, Total, MIT and WellPoint.

Austin GeoModeling has teamed with GeoQuasar for software, training and consulting in Latin America. GeoQuasar president Marcos de Almeida was previously Paradigm Geophysical.

Alison Smith has joined AspenTech as VP marketing strategy and research. Smith was previously with AMR Research. AVEVA has named Matthew Cuerdon as VP marketing for Asia Pacific and Dave Coppin as executive VP of AVEVA NET Solutions.

Derek Mathieson is VP, CTO and chief marketing officer with Baker Hughes. Mathieson was previously CEO of WellDynamics.

Common Data Access (CDA) has appointed Christine McKay, Maersk Oil’s UK subsurface information manager, as its new council chair and director of the board.

CygNet has named Mike Hill as VP sales, Steve Robb as VP business development, and Doug Rauenzahn as director of product management. Hill hails from Invensys.

Original North Sea well logs belonging to the UK government were lost when fire ravaged a lorry in Tetbury (UK). The logs were being shipped to India for digitization.

Wendy Swales has joined Energistics to assist in business development and building member relations.

Claus Hemmingsen, (Maersk) has been elected chairman of the International Association of Drilling Contractors.

Jean-Jacques Lacour is now director of the Strategic Implementation Division of the French Petroleum Institute.

ION Geophysical has appointed Jim Hollis as President and COO. Hollis was previously with Landmark Graphics. Thomas Marsh and Nick Vlahakis have been appointed to ION’s board.

Invensys Process Systems has appointed Pierre-Francois Coissac as VP Sales for Europe, Russia and Africa. Coissac hails from Alcatel.

Joel Walls has been appointed VP and chief petrophysicist of Object Reservoir and Winston Carrillo as distinguished advisor, corporate development. Carillo was previously with PDVSA E&P.

Tone Kråkenes is product manager for Roxar’s flagship reservoir modeling solution, IRAP RMS. Ana Fonseca Nordang and Anne-Lisbet Hatlem Lindal have joined Roxar’s marketing arm.

Arthur Cheng has joined Rock Solid Images as senior rock physics adviser—he is to continue his involvement with Cambridge Geosciences, the company he founded in 2000.

Ryder Scott has supplemented its Houston staff with the addition of four petroleum engineers—Bukky Ojo, Eric Sepolio, Lucas Smith and Ali Porbandarwala and one geologist—Timothy Smith.

Steve Rutherford has joined Seismic Ventures as director of its newly formed Direct Hydrocarbon Detection Services Division. Rutherford was previously with Anadarko.

Siemens has appointed Martin Read as an advisory board member. Read was formerly chief executive of Logica.

TGS-NOPEC has teamed with West African Geophysical Seisdata Co. on secure facility for data storage, tape copying and seismic processing in Lagos’ Lekki Peninsula area.

Total and MIT’s Energy Initiative are collaborating on R&D in support of MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.

WellPoint Systems has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Dubai-based Quorum MENA to resell its Microsoft Dynamics AX solution set within the Middle East, North Africa and India regions.

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