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Advanced Visual Systems has promoted Anoop Chatterjee to CTO. Chatterjee has been with AVS since 1998.

Per Harald Kongelf has been appointed executive VP for Energy Development & Services at Aker Solutions, replacing Jarle Tautra who is now special advisor to the CEO. Tore Sjursen heads-up the new MMO unit.

Edward Flores has been appointed President and COO of Best Energy Services, Inc, succeeding Eugene Allen. He was formerly with Key Energy Services.

Compuware’s Covisint unit has joined Energistics.

Hector Manosalva Rojas has been appointed Executive VP of E&P of Ecopetrol.

Fuel Tech has named Vincent Arnone executive VP, worldwide operations and Paul Carmignani VP new product development.

Ingrain has opened a digital rock physics lab in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi.

Former Governor of Alaska Steve Cowper has joined Knowledge Ops as senior fellow for government affairs.

Brian Gifford has been named VP HR with Lufkin Industries. Gifford hails from X-Treme Oil Drilling.

Michael Baker Corp. has appointed Mark Moore VP and leader of its oil and gas engineering business development.

Investment bank McNicoll, Lewis & Vlak has opened a Denver office headed by Brent Lewis.

Kathy Yelick has been named Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.

Ed Will, VP Marketing & Strategy for Cameron International, was elected to the board of OFS Portal, replacing Jerry Lummus, who has retired.

Dan Weisberg and Michael Le Lion are joining Panopticon Software, as respectively VP business development for North America and SVP international sales. Weisberg hails from Sybase, and Le Lion from Bishopsgate Financial.

Denise Dorsey, formerly of Lumina Geophysical and Fusion Petreoleum, has joined Blueback Reservoir as sales account manager. Former Paradigm Geophysical software developer John Bisbee, and ex-Ikon engineer Douglas Waights have also joined the company.

Pacific Gas and Electric is making information about its natural gas pipelines available online to customers.

John Rutherford has been appointed executive VP of Plains All American Pipeline with responsibility for Business Development and Strategic Planning functions. He was previously Head of North American Energy at Lazard Freres.

Qinetiq has appointed a new Health, Safety and Environment Director, Stephen Evans-Howe, formerly of VT Group.

Petroleum engineer Moksh Dani, formerly of Marathon Oil, and Joseph E. Stowers have joined Ryder Scott.

Sentry Petroleum has appointed Dr. Paul Boldy as CFO and member of the Board of Directors.

Halliburton reports that it has deployed 500 ‘SmartWell’ completion systems in 26 countries via its WellDynamics unit.

John Simmons has been appointed CFO and Director of Stewart & Stevenson. He hails from Cooper Energy Services.

T.D. Williamson has promoted Bruce Thames to VP Eastern Hemisphere.

VP Tom Robinson heads-up TerraSpark’s new Houston office.

The National Oil Spill Commission has appointed Tyler Priest of the University of Houston to write a history of offshore oil regulation for its report on the BP oil spill.

Jim Curry has joined Van Ness Feldman to advise on pipeline safety and compliance. Curry hails from the pipeline and hazardous materials safety administration.

KemeX founder, director and executive VP Ken James has been appointed to Wescorp’s Board of Directors to oversee technology development.

Wireless Seismic has recruited Kip Ingram as VP Engineering and Lawrence Doudna as VP Business Development.

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