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ITF is inviting proposals for R&D into non conventional oil reservoirs—

Aberdeen-based software specialist Absoft has recruited Eric McAdam as head of professional services.

Aker Solutions has appointed Bengt Larssen as head of its geo business. Larssen was previously with Western Geco.

Mauro Guglielminotti has been appointed General Director for Southern Europe and Africa of Altair Engineering France.

Andy Sallis is now president of AMEC Oil & Gas Americas.

Martin Craighead is to succeed Chad Deaton as CEO and President of Baker Hughes in January 2012. Darrell Howard has joined the company as president, integrated operations. Howard hails from VICO Indonesia, a BP/Eni joint venture.

CiSoft has appointed Cauligi Raghavendra vice dean for global academic initiatives and Joe Qin as vice dean for academic initiatives, Asia.

Patrick Reames has rejoined UtiliPoint division CommodityPoint as analyst and MD for the Americas.

Patrick Leach has been named CEO of Decision Strategies replacing Chris Reinsvold who has resigned. Steve Jacobs is the new COO.

Jim Fitterling, president of Dow’s corporate development and hydrocarbons is to assume executive oversight of the Chemicals and Energy Division.

Gary Tootle heads-up eLynx Technologies’ first international office in Calgary.

ENGlobal has appointed Dennis Pisula as Senior VP, business development. He hails from WorleyParsons.

The University of Texas and MIT are seeking funding for a new ‘research center for environmental protection at hydrocarbon energy production frontiers.’ REEF will be co-located at UT’s campus in Austin and MIT.

Jean-Jacques Lacour has been appointed Director of Strategy for French Petroleum Institute IFP Energies Nouvelles.

Shane Attwell, founder and MD of ISS group has stepped down as MD and is replaced by CEO Richard Pang.

Weatherford International’s president of IT, Michael Dove, has joined the OFS Portal board.

Former CEO of TransMontaigne Partners, Randall Larson has been appointed to the board of Oiltanking Partners.

Current President and CEO of Pacific Star Energy, Ken Thompson, has been appointed to Pioneer Natural Resources’ Board of Directors.

PwC has appointed its former US Chief Diversity Officer Niloufar Molavi as US Energy Leader and head-up its Houston office. The company has also promoted Craig Friou and Jade Walle to partners in its energy practice.

Select Energy Services has named Brady Crouch VP HR & HSSE. Crouch was formerly with ConocoPhillips.

Stuart McAuley and Murray Douglas head-up Senergy’s new facilities engineering and project delivery unit, Senergy Development Solutions. McAuley previously founded HPHT Solutions. Douglas hails from AMEC.

Schlumberger Information Solutions has hired Anderson Lopes as data management specialist, Olorunsola Abdul as reservoir engineer, Oghenevwoke Ighure as market analyst, Dorcas Karikari as reservoir engineer and Christophe Lallement as software engineer.

Todd Chuckry heads-up Spectraseis’ new Calgary office. Rob Oulton is Micro-seismic sales and marketing representative.

Jay Hollingsworth is director of Oracle’s oil and gas industry business unit. He was previously with Schlumberger.

Andy James is now director of software development at Seismic Micro-Technology.

Tom Ripley is now CTO at Westheimer Energy Consultants.

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