Folks, facts, orgs ...

ffA, Fugro, Center for Offshore Safety, CGGVeritas, CSC, DNV, EMC, Roxar, Energistics, Expro, GSE Systems, Ikon, ITF, Opito, KSS Fuels, Rive Technology, SM Energy, Chevron, GE, PODS, Technip, Weatherford, Seisland, James W. Sewall, SPEE, Statoil, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, Venture.

Ex-Technoguide founder and CEO, Jan Grimnes, has joined the ffA board as non-executive Director.

Fugro has nominated Arcadis CEO Harrie Noy as member of its supervisory board.

Ron Hovsepian has been appointed to the Ansys board.

Charlie Williams is now executive director of The US Center for Offshore Safety. He was previously with Shell.

Stéphane-Paul Frydman and Pascal Rouiller are now senior executive VPs at CGGVeritas.

Mike Lawrie is new president and CEO of Computer Science Corp., succeeding Michael W. Laphen, who has retired. Lawrie was formerly CEO of UK-based Misys.

Remi Eriksen is new CEO of Det Norske Veritas maritime and oil and gas.

Deborah Humphreville is now Global Accounts manager at EMC.

Curt Terje Espedal is new EU regional manager for Roxar Software Solutions. He was formerly with Landmark Graphics.

Gary Masters is retiring after 17 years with POSC and Energistics.

Expro has appointed George Buckley as its new Chairman.

GSE Systems has appointed Chris Sorrells to its board.

Mark Sams has joined Ikon Science as quantitative interpretation manager, Asia Pacific. He hails from Fugro Jason.

Thailand’s national oil company PTT Exploration & Production has joined the oil and gas industry technology facilitator ITF.

UK-based OPITO has launched a website to raise awareness of career opportunities in the UK oil and gas industry.

KSS Fuels has recruited Adrian Preston as CTO and Brad Ormsby as CFO. Anila Siraj is now VP R&D.

David Aldous has joined Rive Technology as CEO. He hails from Shell.

SM Energy has appointed Herbert Vogel as senior VP portfolio development and technical services. He was previously with BP Energy Co.

Chevron’s Tom Lennon is now VP PIDX International. GE Oil & Gas’ Suresh Rajamani is chair of the standards and guidelines committee.

The 2012-13 pipeline open data standard (PODS) board of directors includes Jeff Allen of Coler & Colantonio, Rob Brook of Pacific Gas & Electric, Ron Brush of New Century Software, Kenneth Greer of CenterPoint Energy, Paul Herrmann of Chevron, Mike King of BP, J. W. Lucas of Enterprise Products, Elizabeth Ziemer of Enbridge, Scott Moravec of Eagle Information Mapping, Dominic Palazzolo of Williams, and Tim Willms of Boardwalk Pipelines.

John Briscoe has been appointed as Senior VP and CFO of Weatherford International. Prior to joining Weatherford, Briscoe was Vice President and Controller of Transocean.

Garrett Geck is now an account manager at Seisland.

David Edson is president and CEO of James W. Sewall Company.

Marshall Watson (Texas Tech) is president of the society of petroleum evaluation engineers (SPEE) executive committee.

Lars Christian Bacher is VP development and production international for Statoil.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan has launched a crisis management and complex litigation website.

Venture Information Management is inviting participation from UK-based E&P companies in a survey of Microsoft SharePoint usage.


In last month’s review of Jean-François Nauroy’s book, Geomechanics applied to the Petroleum Industry we made the inexcusable error of saying that it did not have an index. It does. 3 pages in fact. Our humble apologies to M. Nauroy and his editor, Technip.

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