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Mauricio Arboleda has joined Austin Geomodeling as COO, from Paradigm where he was executive VP of strategic consulting.

Marty Schoenthaler has been named general manager, corporate IT with ConocoPhillips.

Mike Strathman (AspenTech) and Prasad Thrikutam ( Infosys) have been elected to Energistics’ board of directors.

Adam Johnston and David Mayhall have been appointed as senior technical sales reps with Enventure Global Technology.

Steve Cassiani is retiring from ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co. after 40 years of service. He is expected to be replaced by Steve Greenlee.

3D Seismic analysis software and services provider ffA has established a US Subsidiary with new office premises in Houston’s Energy Corridor.

Reservoir services company Geotrace, has established a strategic business alliance in Brazil with GeoQuasar Energy Solutions.

Cris Gaut, president of Halliburton ‘s drilling and evaluation division, is to retire. He will be replaced by Tim Probert who remains leader of technology, supply chain management, and mergers and acquisitions.

Eleni Stroulia now occupies the iCORE chair in systems services management.

DigitalGlobe is offering a new free imagery alert service with customized email notification of new coverage of an era of interest.

Michael Strachan has been elected to LSI’s board of directors. Strachan was formerly with Ernst & Young.

Steve Hinchman, executive VP technology and services with Marathon Oil is retiring.

McLaren has announced the appointments of Graham Barnet (CEO of Sigma Capital), Jim Fish as CFO and Tony Heywood as a non-executive director.

Mark Brownless has joined Numerical Rocks as sales and marketing director. Mark comes from SPT Group where he was regional manager for MEPO.

Maggie Montaigne, Paul Krueger and Steve Sidney have been elected to OFS Portal’s board. Montaigne is with Halliburton, Krueger with VetcoGray and Sidney with Baker Hughes.

Athina Trakas has been appointed as director european services for the Open Geospatial Consortium.

OpenSpirit has appointed Mehdi Belrhalia business development manager, Middle East & Africa, Terry Berg, formerly with Petrosys, as technical advisor, Nick Gosda (from Schlumberger) as business partner Manager, and Edward Tsang as support engineer in the services organization.

Perficient has appointed John Hamlin and David May as independent members of the company’s board of directors. Hamlin is president and managing partner of Bozeman Limited Partnership, and May is the co-founder and portfolio manager of Third Coast Capital.

Japex/JGI has joined the Permedia R&D consortium. GFZ Organic Geochemistry section is now an advisor for Permedia’s forthcoming Kinetics Plugin system.

Jens Ulltveit-Moe is to step down as chair of the PGS board and will be replaced by Francis Gugen, currently vice chair.

Lloyd Pullappallil is to head-up Quantapoint’s new office in Los Angeles.

Tendeka, the new parent organization for Sensornet, Swellfix andWell Technology, has named Martin Perry chairman, and Neale Carter CEO. Both were previously with Sensornet.

Total has named Michel Hourcard Senior VP in change of its Scientific and Technical Center in Pau.

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