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Aveva executive VP Derek Middlemas has been appointed to the FIATECH board of directors.

Adrian Burrows and Stuart Harker have joined UK-based Circle Oil. Both were previously with PGS.

Mohamed Saad Yahia heads up a new ‘Industrial Automation Engineering Centre of Excellence’ in Egypt, a joint venture between Invensys, ENPPI and GASCO.

Steve Cooper has joined the PPDM Association as chief communications officer. Cooper was previously CTO with IHS Energy.

cc-Hubwoo has changed it name to just ‘Hubwoo.’

Users of the UK’s DEAL data website will now have to pay a registration fee to download data, £250 for a single user and £2,500 for a corporation.

The UK’s ‘Capturing the Energy’ historical archive is now live on The archive currently covers the recently decommissioned Frigg gas field.

John Archer is now product manager of Petris’WINDS Enterprise. Archer hails from BEA Systems. Buddy Rhodes is moving to Calgary to kick-off Petris’ new Canadian presence.

John Green has joined Eurotech as onsite IT support engineer for CSEM specialists OHM Ltd.

Michele Angel has joined Fugro-Jason as business manager for North America. Angel was previously with Marathon Oil.

Nabil Habayeb, President and CEO of GE, Middle East and Africa opened a new dedicated calibration, repair and training service centre in Abu Dhabi this month at the CERT Technology Park. The center will be managed by CEO Bob Richards.

Honeywell’s UOP unit has opened a natural gas processing design center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Amos Nur has left Stanford University to join Houston-based reservoir-rock analysis firm Ingrain.

IES is to establish a network of Petroleum Systems Centers (PSC) with Kristijan Kornpihl heading-up the Houston PSC, Harald Karg in Mexico and Oliver Swientek in Germany.

SpectrumData has just published a comparative review of taps and disk storage technology. The 27 page informative review is available from

Intellection is setting up a new oil and gas lab in Abergele, North Wales.

Cecile Allanic has joined Midland Valley as consulting geologist. Allanic is a recent graduate of the Neuchatel Institute of Geology, Switzerland.

Neil McKay has joined NGA as project geophysicist. McKay comes from MANTEC.

Dan Warmenhoven is now NetApp’s CEO while president and COO Tom Georgens joins the company’s board of directors.

Maggie Montaigne has joined OFS Portal’s board of managers. Montaigne is Halliburton’s ExxonMobil account VP.

Jon Erik Reinhardsen is now president and CEO of PGS replacing succeeding Svein Rennemo.

Jorge Machnizh is Paradigm’s president and COO succeeding John Gibson who retains the CEO role.

Woodside has joined dGB ‘s Seismic Stratigraphic Interpretation Consortium.


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