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Aker Solutionshas hired David Currie as head of its UK business. Currie comes from FMC Technologies.

The American Petroleum Institute has promoted John Modine to VP global industry services. He previously directed the GIS department.

Arkex has appointed Chris Anderson as executive VP of its multi-client division. Anderson was previously with PGS.

Engineer Arup has hired Larry Wise as associate in its Houston office. Wise hails from Moffatt & Nichol.

Pat Mullen has been named executive VP and operating group president of CB&I. Jim Sabin is now executive VP global systems.

The UK’s Common data access (CDA) oil and gas information portal has launched UKOilandGasData, a gateway to information previously in the Digital energy atlas and library (Deal) and CDA’s own well and seismic data stores.

ConocoPhillips CTO Ram Shenoy has been appointed to the US (SEAB). ConocoPhillips ranked N° 2 in the 2013 500 list of top users of information technology.

Curtiss-Wright flow control has named Mark Rowitz aftermarket manager of its Farris Engineering business.

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is soliciting proposals for oil spill response research projects and will spend ‘up to’ $7 million on such projects in 2014.

Encap Flatrock Midstream has promoted Morriss Hurt and Karl Pfluger to MD.

Jana Schey has been appointed VP operations with Energistics. Chandra Yeleshwarapu (Landmark) and Matt Vanderfeen (Weatherford) have been appointed to the Energistics board.

Ensco has promoted David Hensel to senior VP marketing.

Exprosoft has named Christopher McPherson director of sales, Americas. He was previously with Roxar.

Harry Elsinga is now VP HR with GE Oil & Gas. Rami Qasem is president and CEO of the company’s MENA oil and gas unit.

Karim Debache is now operations director of French service company Georex. Roselyne Friedenberg is commercial director and Roberto Magionacalda is head of data management.

Geotrace has promoted Jaime Stein to chief geoscience officer and Greg McCracken to CFO.

Michael Bittar heads-up Halliburton’s new unconventional and reservoir productivity technology center at King Fahd university of petroleum and minerals located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Amanda Turner is VP global multi-client solutions with Ikon Science. She hails from Esri and BP.

Paul Downe is now CTO of ISN. He hails from Dell services & solutions.

Bill Utt is to retire as chairman, president and CEO of KBR. The company is looking for his successor.

P2 Energy Solutions has named Amy Zupon COO. She was previously CTO.

Alkesta Maili has joined Petrosys’ Houston team as support specialist. She was previously with Intertek.

Brian Everitt has joined Ryder Scott as petroleum engineer. He was previously with J-W Midstream.

Ewan Whyte heads-up Senergy’s new London office and Nicolas Bianchi the new Jakarta location.

Mike Lewis heads-up Space-Time Insight’s new London office. He hails from SAP.

Speaking at a Cowen & Co. event last month Schlumberger ’s Pat Schorn revealed that the company has a total of 27 petaflops of compute capacity, the ‘4th largest private installed base in the world.’


The Israeli Natural Resources Administration has issued an RFI in regard of a future oil and gas national data repository.


Merlin Energy Resources founder and MD Chris Pritchard died this month following a short illness.

Mike Economides, professor at the Cullen college of engineering of the University of Houston, died this month of a heart attack aged 64. Read the Houston Chronicle obituary.

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