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Aker, Arria, Baker Hughes, Broadscale Group, Novara GeoSolutions, Ceragon, EAGE, Evercore, Honeywell, IDC, Ikon Science, Itasca International, Midland Valley, Ryder Scott, Sadara Chemical, Seisland, Seventy Seven Energy, Siemens, Tibco, USSI, Wellsite Rental, Willbros, Noumenon.

David Phillips is now head of industry and investor relations at Aker Solutions. He was previously with HSBC Global Equity Research.

John Bell is now Senior VP business development with natural language generation boutique Arria NLG.

Baker Hughes has appointed Greg Brenneman and Bill Easter to its board.

Jim Rogers, formerly with Duke Energy, is now senior advisor to energy investment advisors Broadscale Group.

Coler & Colantonio’s geospatial division is to re-launch as Novara GeoSolutions.

Arild Fotland heads-up Ceragon Networks’ new location in Bergen, Norway.

The European association of geoscientists and engineers (EAGE) has posted its e-lectures to YouTube (naff music alert!) where they can be viewed for free.

Randy Crath has joined Evercore investment banking’s oil and gas business as senior MD in Houston. He hails from Scotia Waterous.

Vimal Kapur, a 25 year Honeywell veteran, has been named president of the process solutions business.

Chris Niven is IDC Energy Insights’ director of oil and gas research. He was previously with MCSquared Consulting.

Angelica Lasso has joined Ikon Science as a senior geomechanics specialist.

Itasca International has appointed Shawn Maxwell as president and CTO of its ‘Image’ microseismic and geomechanical products and services. He was formerly with Schlumberger.

Midland Valley has recruited Alexis McCallum as office coordinator and Lydia Jagger as structural geologist.

Stuart Filler and John Sharp have joined Ryder Scott as senior petroleum engineers. Filler was formerly with High Mount, Sharp with Chesapeake.

Massimiliano Leopardi is now CFO of Saudi Aramco/Dow’s Sadara Chemical joint venture. He succeeds Luciano Poli who returns to Dow after his secondment to Sadara.

Vladimir Argeseanu has retired from Seisland.

Seventy Seven Energy, a Chesapeake Energy spin-off, has named Karl Blanchard as COO. He was formerly with Halliburton.

Jürgen Maier has been appointed CEO of Siemens UK, succeeding Roland Aurich who is retiring.

Todd Bradley has joined Tibco Software as president. Bradley hails from HP.

Gary Morris is now chairman of US Seismic Systems. He was previously with Paradigm.

Wellsite Rental Services has appointed Blair Faucheaux as controller.

Willbros Group has promoted Earl Collins to President and Brad MacLean to the position of ‘chief talent officer.'


Noumenon Consulting MD and ISO 15926 specialist Adrian Laud died last month. Read the Fiatech obituary.

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