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Nicoletta Giadrossi has joined Aker Solutions as head of operations and Roy Dyrseth as head of drilling technology. Rune Fanetoft is head of process systems Norway.

Stephen Bumgardner has been promoted to director of field operations with Advanced Resources International and senior reservoir engineer Anne Oudinot has been promoted project manager.

Scot Woodall has been named CEO and president of Bill Barrett Corporation. He had been interim CEO since January 2013.

CGG has appointed David Dragone as executive VP, human resources. He hails from Schlumberger and later Areva. Allen Taylor joins CGG senior Linux engineer in the UK.

Kevin Connelly has joined process safety specialist Chilworth Technology as general manager.

CVR Energy has named Dennis McCleary as VP project management and optimization. He hails from Turnaround Consulting Service.

Landmark technology fellow Robello Samuel has been named SPE distinguished lecturer for 2013-2014.

Terry Loftis, Transocean’s director of engineering, has been appointed chair of DNV’s rig owners’ committee.

Dean Forrester, MD of Accenture’s energy industry group, and Shell’s Matthias Hartung have been elected to Energistics’ board of directors.

Joe Tischner has joined PointCross as general manager and VP E&P Operations.

Madelyn Bell is now president of her own startup, Data Gal. Bell was previously with ExxonMobil.

Petrofac is to invest £1.5 million in enhancements to its fire training facilities in Montrose, Scotland. The project includes a purpose-built simulator.

Bruno Trigoly heads-up Geoforce’s new office in Macae, Brasil.

Keith Witt has been promoted to CFO and senior VP of operations and administration at Inova Geophysical. Carey Mogdan is COO and senior VP, manufacturing and customer service.

Azam Ali Khan is Intsok’s new oil and gas advisor in India.

James Moos is now group general manager of SAIC’s engineering solutions group.

Mike Topp heads-up Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies’ new EAME HQ in Guildford, UK.

LoneStar Geophysical Surveys has appointed Mitch Thilmony as HSEQ Director. He hails from Viking International, Poland.

Lord Howell of Guildford, a.k.a. David, is now president of the Energy Industries’ Council.

Michael Baker Corp unit, Michael Baker Jr. has appointed Cory Wilder as VP and national pipeline engineering practice lead.

An Open Source Geospatial Laboratory has been established by the GeoData Institute and the geography and environment department of Southampton University.

Arshad Matin has been appointed as Paradigm’s president and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors. He hails from IHS.

Parker Drilling Co. has selected former VP and treasurer of Ensco, Chris Weber, as senior VP and CFO.

Sigma3 integrated reservoir solutions has promoted Kevin McKenna to VP, technology solutions.

Stephen Holditch has joined Tiandi Energy’s corporate advisory team. He was previously head of the department of petroleum engineering at Texas A&M.

John Gass and Francis Kalman have been named to the Weatherford board.

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