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Commander Drilling Technologies, RSH Energy, Apache, Saudi Aramco, AspenTech, Chevron, Clariant, Ikon, Diversified Well Logging, Energen, Enventure, Exprodat, GE, Honeywell, Baker Hughes, Navigant, LMKR, IFPen, McLaren Software, PIDX, M2M Council, Graco, Skynet Labs, Enersight, International Energy Agency.

Startup Commander Drilling Technologies is led by Stephen Morrison, previously with Applied Drilling Technologies.

Jim Alexander is CEO of RSH Energy. He hails from Hatch Mott MacDonald.

Apache CTO Mike Bahorich has taken on responsibility for worldwide projects, horizontal drilling and completion, special projects and corporate purchasing.

Saudi Aramco, GE and Tata Consultancy Services have launched an all-female business process services center in Riyadh.

Mark Fusco has retired as CEO of AspenTech. His replacement is Antonio Pietri.

Joe Geagea is now senior VP, technology, projects and services at Chevron.

Clariant Oil and Mining Services has opened its global HQ Houston, a campus and lab for oil and mining technology.

Ehsan Naeini of Ikon Science is a visiting scholar at The Center for Wave Phenomena at the Colorado School of Mines.

Aaron Swanson has joined Diversified Well Logging as COO.

Davis Richards is head of drilling and completion operations for Energen Corporation. He hails from EP Energy.

Eric Paulsen has joined Enventure as Country Manager for Norway.

Frauke Diehl has joined Exprodat as account manager. She hails from with ESRI.

Lorenzo Simonelli is president and CEO of GE Oil and Gas replacing Dan Heintzelman, now GE’s vice chairman. GE has opened an oil and gas and digital energy businesses unit in Cary, NC.

Honeywell has opened a safety training center in Houston with simulators of a catwalk, pipe track, climbing pole and more.

Melanie Kania has moved from Weatherford to Baker Hughes as enterprise media relations specialist.

Navigant has opened a new office in Doha, Qatar, headed up by Michael Kenyon.

Ali Ramady is EU sales manager for LMKR Geographix. He comes from Fugro.

Pierre-Henri Bigeard is now vice general manager of IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) and head of R&D.

David Brazier is VP marketing for McLaren Software’s new asset intensive division. He hails from IBM.

Fadi Kanafani is the new PIDX president and CEO. Oildex’ Michael Weiss is to serve a two year term as an at-large member of the executive committee.

Jürgen Hase is now chairman of the international M2M Council (IMC).

Mark Eason is VP marketing with Graco Oilfield Services.

Steve Devereux is now senior drilling superintendent of Skynet Labs.

Enersight’s new Brisbane location is headed-up by Don Merritt, VP Australia.

The International Energy Agency has placed over 20 years of worldwide energy data online.

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