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Jay Hollingsworth is joining Energistics as technical director. He was previously with Oracle.

Former VP ConocoPhillips Robert McKee has joined the Acorn Energy board.

Lord Browne, Andrew Gould and Jim Hackett are advisors to L1 Energy a new investment vehicle backed by Russian venture capitalist Alfa Group.

The Utility Materials Management Benchmarking Consortium has commissioned ScottMadden and Oniqua to conduct a global study to compare inventory management and optimization in oil and gas and other industries.

Domingos Andrade has joined the UK’s Oil and Gas Producers association as website developer.

Bill Menger is now director of high performance computing at ION/GXT.

Tony Evans, former VP of Analytics with SAP, has joined Panopticon as COO.

Zahid Yoosufani has assumed the role of director and leader of the University of Texas at Austin’s Petex unit.

Verne Istock has been elected as lead director of Rockwell Automation.

Rod Fries has joined SeisWare as senior business development manager.

Rowan Companies has appointed Tore Sandvold to its board. He was formerly with the Norwegian oil ministry and chairman of state-owned Petoro.

Julie Gengo is new marketing specialist for SCS Global Services.

Nick Dring heads-up TD Williamson’s new maintenance center in Abu Dhabi.

Alain Marion is director of Technip’s new innovation and technology center in Rueil-Malmaison, France.

Allegro Development has appointed Aditya Srivastava as Senior VP and CTO. He comes from JDA Software Group.

James Kleckner is now Anadarko’s executive VP international and deepwater. He also joins the executive committee.

Argus has appointed its COO Neil Bradford to its board of directors.

CGG has named Christophe Barnini as senior VP group communications. He also joins the management committee. CGG’s Sercel division has appointed Arnaud Surpas to executive VP global operations and CIO.

Mike Sumruld is now VP and treasurer of Baker Hughes.

Chesapeake Energy has named Bob Lawler as CEO. Patrick Craine has joined as chief compliance officer.

Jeff Shellebarger has been named president of Chevron North America E&P succeeding Gary Luquette who retires.

Randy Warner has joined the board of oilfield services company Deep Down.

Dave Hager is now COO of Devon Energy. Tony Vaughn is now VP E&P.

Ralph Limbaugh, co-founder of Landmark Graphics, has died aged 75.

Drilling Info has appointed Maria Carballosa as executive VP and CMO. Michael Wayne, formerly of RigData, is director of oilfield services.

ETAP has opened a Houston office a.k.a. the Gulf Coast a ‘center of excellence.’

Rosneft and ExxonMobil have signed agreements establishing a joint Arctic research center in Moscow.

David Brunnert has joined Express Energy Services as executive VP and COO. He hails from Weatherford.

Bill French, formerly of GE, has joined Fiber-Line as president and COO. Rosie Savage has joined as Global Marketing Manager. She hails from FMC.

Doneivan Ferreira heads-up Halliburton’s new Technology Center at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

JRS Petroleum Research, acquired by Ikon Science last year, is now trading as Ikon GeoMechanics.

Intertek has expanded its North Dakota field and laboratory operations with inspection and testing services for Bakken shale operators.

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