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Landmark’s Janet Hicks has been elected to the Professional petroleum data management (PPDM) association board. Hicks is to serve as the board’s secretary.

Ikon Science has opened a real-time monitoring while drilling centre in Durham, UK.

Mark Fusco has retired as CEO of AspenTech. He is replaced by Antonio Pietri, president and CEO.

Richard Herbert is the new head of exploration at BP. He hails from Talisman.

Calsep has opened a new office in Moscow, Russia.

Common Data Access has launched, a single gateway to information previously in the Digital energy atlas and library and the CDA’s Well and Seismic data stores. CDA has also published Release 2.0 of its ‘Best practices for managing information transfer at the time of asset sales.’

Cortex Business Solutions has appointed Grant Billing to its board.

Claire Miller has been appointed CEO of the Energy Industries Council.

Jeffrey Lai is the new oil and gas advisor in Singapore for Intsok.

The GE Oil & Gas engineering team recently recruited Jesse DeMesa as CTO software.

Ipcos has appointed Chris Daniel and Pieter Kapteijn as independent members to its board. Daniel was previously with Honeywell, Kapteijn is also technical director at Maersk Oil.

GE Oil & Gas and Kuwait Oil Company have launched a new Competency Development training collaboration.

ISN has appointed a new CTO, Paul Downe, formerly with Dell.

Julian Bourne is the lead for the Fiatech/PCA JORD Scope D project.

LMKR has promoted Vince Molliconi to Executive VP Global Product Sales.

Steve Robb is now MD of Cimation’s Canadian operations. He hails from Weatherford’s CygNet software unit.

Former Juniper Networks and Microsoft executive Eddie Amos has joined Meridium as CTO.

NDB Asia Pacific has recruited geologist Min Xu, formerly with Exoma Energy. She will be based in Perth.

Former Esri Pipeline and Gas Utility Industry Manager, Rob Brook, has joined Coler & Colantonio as VP for Strategic Development.

The Trusted Data Manager (TDM) from EnergyIQ has been certified PPDM 3.8 ‘gold’ compliance.

Bob Potter, president of FMC Technologies has retired. He is replaced by John Gremp, chairman and CEO.

Former president and CEO of Baker Hughes, Chad Deaton, has been elected to Marathon Oil’s board of directors.

Forum Energy Technologies has appointed Bill Boyle as Senior VP—Subsea Technologies. Bryan Suprenant has been appointed VP well intervention.

Lynn Kis has joined Ryder Scott Canada as a petroleum engineer. She was previously with AJM Deloitte. Geologists Jake Emberson and Gillian Rosen have joined Ryder Scott’s Houston office.

Weatherford International has appointed Krishna Shivram as Executive VP and CFO, and has also promoted Dharmesh Mehta to Executive VP and COO. Shivram hails from Schlumberger.


Jeffrey Maskell, of Westheimer Energy Consultants, has announced the sudden and unexpected death of his son William Jeffrey Maskell at the age of 25. William was a co-founder and director of Westheimer and headed up its marketing operations.

Former Texas A&M chemical process safety specialist Trevor Kletz has died. More on Professor Kletz’ prolific career from Wikipedia.

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