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A £10 million Innovation Fund has been opened in Scotland for improving the integrity and reliability of assets in the oil and gas industry.

Former MD of Roxar, Mark Bashforth, has joined Fugro-Jason as General Manager for Global Sales and Operations.

Rodolfo Hernandez recently joined the Texas Bureau of economic geology to develop the seismic interpretation program for the State of Texas advanced oil and gas resource recovery project.

Fernando Moraes heads-up dGB Earth Sciences’ new office in Rio de Janeiro.

Caesar Systems has appointed Jim Thom as VP Client Development to expand the use of its PetroVR software.

Former Director of operations for the US Cyber Command David Lacquement has joined SAIC’s cyber security business unit.

The UK Energy Industries Council has appointed Paul Mitchell as chairman of its board.

Experient Group has recruited Joe Osbourn as Executive VP and Butch Benford and Feryal Hendricks as Vice Presidents.

Jeff Miller has been promoted to Executive VP and COO of Halliburton.

Ron Masters has joined Headwave as geoscience advisor. He was formerly with Shell. Rekha Patel has also joined the company as SVP of strategic business relationships. She hails from Ikon Science.

Ikon Science has entered into an agreement with the Instituto Alberto Luiz Coimbra de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Engenharia to research the field of geoscience software and related subjects for oil companies operating in Brasil. Ikon also opened an office in Calgary headed-up by Rob Dudley.

Former Constellation Energy CRO, Brenda Boultwood, has joined MetricStream as VP of Industry Solutions.

Mechdyne Corporation has opened a new office in Abu Dhabi (UAE) and hired Hamdi Aslan as new Business Development Associate for the region.

Jonathan Kissane has joined NetApp as chief strategy officer and SVP, and Jay Kidd has been appointed CTO and senior VP. Kissane hails from CA where he was SVP, Corporate Development.

Guy Gueritz, formerly with Bull, has joined Nvidia as Business Development Manager, Oil & Gas, taking over from Olivier Blondel who has moved to another position.

Tradeshift and OFS Portal have enabled data exchange between their respective e-commerce platforms.

Parker Drilling has appointed former VP of global sales for Baker Hughes, Gary Rich, as president and CEO, replacing Robert L. Parker Jr., who will remain executive chairman.

Former executive VP Fred Richoux is now president of Ryder Scott replacing John Hodgin who has joined the SEC.

Lance Cole of the PTTC has moved to The Society of Exploration Geophysicists as Inter-Society Collaboration Manager.

Chris Peeters is now director of Schlumberger Business Consulting’s EMEA region. He hails from McKinsey & Co.

Bernard Montaron heads-up the new Schlumberger China Petroleum Institute in Beijing. The institute includes data, geoscience and petroleum engineering services.

Retired ConocoPhillips executive John E. Lowe has been named senior advisor of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

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