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Jean-Georges Malcor has been appointed CEO of CGGVeritas. Robert Brunck continues as Chairman of the Board. Apache Corp. has promoted David Carmony to VP Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S).

A senior database administrator for GEXA Energy in Houston has been sentenced to 12 months in prison and fined $100,000 for hacking his employer’s computer network.

Energy Ventures has appointed Shantanu Agarwal to associate and Kristian Lier to investment manager. Agarwal hails from Schlumberger.

Shelly Leedy is ENGlobal’s SVP business development and Steve Kelly is interim president of the automation segment.

Tim Cejka is to retire as president of ExxonMobil Exploration. He will be replaced by the president of ExxonMobil Upstream Research, Steve Greenlee.

The Founder Institute has launched a training program for technology entrepreneurs in Houston. The school will be run by Enterprise Builders.

FMC Technologies has elected Eleazar de Carvalho Filho to its board. Carvalho served on the Petrobras and Vale boards.

Eric Gebhardt is senior general manager and VP at GE Energy Services.

Bill Moll has joined Geokinetics as VP and corporate secretary. He was formerly with Patterson-UTI Energy. Scott Zuehlke, formerly of Hercules Offshore, has joined as director of investor relations.

The French Petroleum Institute IFP has changed its name to ‘IFP New Energy,’ to more closely reflect the increasingly ‘green’ nature of its research programs.

Ingrain has promoted Marcus Ganz from COO to CEO, replacing co-founder Henrique Tono, who is becomes chairman.

Idea Integration has joined the Microsoft Upstream Reference Architecture Initiative.

Saudi Aramco and GeoFields received an ESRI award for their work on Aramco’s pipeline integrity management system.

Isilon has appointed Eric Brodersen Senior VP marketing. He hails from Quantum. Former Openwave CEO Don Listwin has joined the Isilon board.

Roger van Lier has been named Mahindra Satyam business development executive for the Benelux at its Rijswijk office.

Marie-Ange Debon, General Secretary of Suez Environment Group, has been named administrator of Technip.

Weatherford has named former US Secretary of Energy Sam Bodman, Guillermo Ortiz and Emyr Jones Parry to its board.

David Pyles has been promoted to Director of the Chevron Center of Research Excellence.

Landmark has launched, a ‘read only’ blog for R5000 technical information. Users can add their own comment—by email!

Joe Craver now heads-up SAIC’s Infrastructure, Energy, Health and Product Solutions Group which includes what used to be IT and Network Solutions.

Remote information systems provider Skymira has appointed Mary Dyer Business Development Manager.

Gary Lundeen is heading up Westheimer Inc. in Houston.


Microsoft informed us that Schlumberger is indeed a founder member of the Microsoft Upstream Reference Architecture (MURA). A Schlumberger spokesperson added, ‘Schlumberger is a partner in Microsoft’s Upstream Reference Architecture. We do not have any further statements.’

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