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Absoft has appointed Eric McAdam head of professional services.

BP Canada president and CEO Anne Drinkwater joins Aker Solution’s board.

Peter Carlile is to head-up Amphora’s new EU HQ in Zug, Switzerland.

The API is backing a new Center for Offshore Safety in Houston.

Hervé Oheix is sales manager for Bull’s industrial HPC unit. He hails from SGI.

Bill Henry heads-up CGGVeritas’ new processing center Muscat, Oman.

Chris Hughes leads NuTech Energy Alliance’s UK operations. He was formerly with Kestrel.

Dahlman Rose & Co. has appointed Rome Arnold as MD and head of energy investment banking. Arnold was formerly consultant to Energy Ventures.

Tony Klapcia heads-up Eurotech Computer Services’ new Aberdeen office.

Chuck McConnell is now COO of the US Office of Fossil Energy. He was formerly VP at Battelle Energy.

Ebrahim Zadeh has joined Ikon Science in Perth and Llion Pritchard in London. Alexander Edwards, Jakob Heller and Asisat Lamina have joined Ikon GeoPressure. Steve Hunt is now COO.

Carl-Magnus Adamsson heads-up IFS’ new oil and gas centre of excellence in Norway. Geir Arne Wilberg and Kristin Husby have joined the team.

Intertek has opened a new petroleum laboratory in Cushing, Oklahoma, providing crude oil quality testing and inspection services.

Aymeric Caroff has joined Kadme’s development team.

Roy Oelking has been appointed president of KBR Hydrocarbons. Dennis Calton is president of KBR Oil & Gas.

Morten Tønnesen is VP business development with Roxar Software Solutions. Khong Kheng Ting replaces him as regional manager, Asia Pacific.

Jim Thomas is VP global resourcing with Knowledge Reservoir. Thomas was a co-founder of OilExec International.

Wes Baird is now Chief Product Architect at geoLOGIC Systems.

Matrix Service Co. has appointed John Hewitt president and CEO. Hewitt hails from Aker Solutions.

Former MD of GeoDZ Todd Porter has joined New Century Software as VP business development in Houston, Texas. Andy Florence joins as business development manager.

Maria Claudia Borras (Baker Hughes), Jacqueline Knight (Halliburton), and Paul Krueger (GE Oil & Gas) have joined the OFS Portal board of managers.

Chris Ring replaces Jeff Pferd as VP development with Petris. Pferd now heads up a new Strategic Consulting service. Ring hails from Landmark.

Bill Lawson is now the PTTC’s strategic manager. He was formerly with the DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

Ray Harlow is COE of Latitude Solutions’ new Energy Services unit.

James Willis has joined Subsurface Consultants & Associates as an instructor.

Bob Rabalais heads-up Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s new Houston location.

Alistair Birnie is stepping down as Subsea UK chief executive. The position is currently vacant.

Mike Benjamin has been appointed VP—Offshore Pipeline Solutions, for T.D. Williamson. He was previously with Schlumberger.

David Hicks has resigned as Senior VP of Africa Middle East and Far East with TGS Nopec.

Anton Leemhuis heads-up TNO’s new Middle East office in the Qatar Science & Technology Park, Doha.

The UK Technology Strategy Board’s new grants for R&D targets small to medium enterprises engaged in technology-based R&D. Grants of from £25,000 to £250,000 are available—


In our DecisionSpace article last month we incorrectly called Gene Minnich’s ‘product manager.’ He is of course, VP Landmark Software and Services. Our apologies.

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