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Aker Solutions has opened a new subsea facility at its yard in Egersund, Norway, to accommodate large structures such as the Ormen Lange subsea compression station.

Johan Warmedal will be Executive VP of the Drilling Services division of AGR Group early 2010. Warmedal was formerly with Kongsberg.

ResLab founder Odd Hjelmeland is now CEO of Numerical Rocks and Ivar Erdal has moved to sales and marketing.

EAGE and SPE have agreed to cooperate on workshops and conferences including Offshore Europe.

Energy Ventures’ new Brazilian operation will be led by Roberto Paschoalin and Erik Hannisdal. Jorge Camargo, (Petrobras),Vik Rao, (Halliburton) and Foo Kok Seng, (Keppel Offshore) are on the company’s Advisory Board.

ENGlobal announced a search for a new CEO—the position is currently held by Bill Coskey who is expected to continue to serve the company.

SET specialist Enventure Global Tech. has announced that its online technical library is now live on

Brad Beitler is now VP Technology of FMC Technologies. He was previously Director of Technology.

The US Department of Energy appointed Chris Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas.

John Fraser is to head-up Senergy’s new software division with Nigel Blott in the role of global operations manager. Senergy claims over 500 clients for its Interactive Petrophysics and Oilfield Data Manager products.

GE Oil & Gas has opened a new global services facility in Montrose, Scotland.

Steve Finneran has been appointed Sr. GIS Programmer/Analyst with GeoNorth.

ICIS Heren has launched a new website providing subscribers with price assessments, news of developments and analysis of the global energy markets on

Ramana Venkata is now president of Iron Mountain Digital, the company’s technology business unit.

Chris Heaver has joined Calgary-based MicroSeismic as Canadian sales manager.

Arthur Cheng has joined Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping (OHM) as VP Research based in Houston. Cheng hails from Baker Hughes.

Andrew Hicks is CFO of P2 Energy Solutions.

Sheila Wilson has resigned as Executive Director of the Pipeline Open Data Standard (PODS). The Association is now recruiting to fill the position.

Mike Odell is to head-up Reality Mobile’s new Oil & Gas arm in Houston. Odell was formerly with Geomodeling. He is joined by Bob Blair, formerly of SkyBlitz, as CFO/VP Operations.

Mahindra Satyam (formerly Satyam Computer Services) has appointed Vineet Nayyar as chairman and M. Damodaran and Gautam S Kaji as directors.

Schlumberger’s management consulting unit has announced the appointment of five new VPs: Herve Wilczynski, (ex Booz Allen Hamilton) in Houston, André Olinto (McKinsey) at Rio de Janeiro, Jerome Luciat-Labry (McKinsey) for Abu Dhabi and Aileen Chang, (Deloitte) in Singapore. Olivier Perrin has been promoted to Vice-President.

Sensorlink has signed with Kentron Systems of Calgary for sales and distribution of its corrosion monitoring products.

Andrew Burr heads-up SMT’s new office in Abu Dhabi.

Technip and SaudConsult have created a new joint venture for an engineering center in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Olivier Cleret de Langavant has been appointed Senior VP, Finance Economics Information Systems in Total E&P, replacing Philippe Chalon.

Neil Carpenter has joined WellPoint Systems as Senior VP worldwide sales. Carpenter was formerly with AspenTech.


Earthworks points out that the MPSI software latest release is V1.3 not V2.0 (OITJ Oct 09).

MMS CTO is Vonia Ashton-Grigsby, not Robert Prael as we wrongly stated last month. Prael works for the Minerals Revenue Management Program within the MMS. Our apologies for the errors.

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