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This month’s news from CAPE-OPEN, Fugro, SolArc, PCSF, Aker Kvaerner, Helix, US Congress, Roxar, DataFlux, Energistics, ABB, Marathon, NetApp, Object Reservoir, Paradigm, SpectrumData...

The CAPE-OPEN Laboratories Network (CO-LaN) is conducting interoperability tests between software products implementing the CAPE-OPEN interface.

Fugro-Jason has appointed Alistair Cunningham and Ashley Taylor as Middle East business managers and Tom Taylor as region manager, North America.

SolArc has hired Eric Johnson as VP, marketing. Johnson was previously VP marketing with Halliburton.

The Process Control Systems Forum (PCSF) is to hold a workshop on control systems cyber security from March 31—April 4, 2008 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Aker Kvaerner has appointed Dave Hutchinson as senior VP with its subsea business unit.

Martin Ferron has resigned as President and CEO of Helix Energy Solutions. Chairman Owen Kratz is to take over the CEO role.

A new US Congressional Research Service report, ‘Emergency Alert System and All-Hazard Warnings’ recognizes ‘widespread acceptance’ of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) OASIS Standard. More from

Mark Bashforth has stepped down as MD, Roxar Software Solutions (RSS) and now occupies a position with Roxar in Houston. CEO Gunnar Hviding is interim MD RSS.

Marc Daverat is now MD at DataFlux’ new Southern Europe headquarters in France. Daverat was previously with Schlumberger, Cap Gemini and data quality consultants Solveo.

TOTAL and Saudi Aramco have joined the Energistics standards consortium. The Energistics membership community now consists of 89 global upstream organizations.

ABB CEO Fred Kindle has resigned following ‘irreconcilable differences’ on how to lead the company. CFO Michel Demaré is interim CEO.

Philip Behrman is retiring as senior VP exploration for Marathon Oil.

NetApp has promoted Tom Georgens to president and COO and Tom Mendoza to vice chairman.

Patrick Gannon has resigned as president and CEO of the OASIS standards body.

Russ Krauss is now VP marketing with Object Reservoir. He was previously with Knowledge Reservoir.

John Archer has joined Petris as product manager of PetrisWINDS Enterprise. Archer was previously with BEA Systems.

Paradigm has appointed James Lamb as US regional VP and Serge Sauvagnac to lead its ‘Premier Partners’ program.

Peter Goyne has been appointed director of oil and gas operations with SpectrumData. Goyne hails from Halliburton’s Landmark unit.

Jeff Soine has been appointed president of Woodside Energy (USA) Inc., he was previously COO.

Maurice Wilkins is to head-up Yokagawa’s new global marketing centre in Dallas, Texas. Wilkins was previous with ExxonMobil and Honeywell.

Energy Insights has published an ‘IT Shortlist’ of suppliers of Energy Trading and Risk Management software.

GeoEye has appointed Mike Horn to its Board of Directors.

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