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The Alberta Energy Regulator is investigating what makes a best-in-class regulator with help from the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Program.

Pete Ragauss has been appointed to the Apache board. He retired from Baker Hughes last year.

The American Petroleum Institute has named Robin Rorick as head of its new midstream department.

David Collins has been appointed regional VP of Attunity’s North American sales team. Collins joined Attunity from Intel.

John Sayer heads-up Blueback Reservoir and Cegal’s new office in Aberdeen. Sayer hails from Earthworks Reservoir.

Blu LNG has named James Edward Burns as president. Burns was previously with Fortress Energy Partners.

BP has appointed Spencer Dale as chief economist. He comes from the Bank of England.

Kent Stuart and Corey Gear have joined Navisphere, a newly formed CH Robinson unit that is to develop supply chain solutions for the oil and gas industry. Stuart is a CH Robinson veteran. Gear comes from BDP International and Deutsche Post DHL where he established and led oil and gas units.

Gian Paolo Bassi is CEO of Dassault Systèmes’ Solidworks 3D design software brand. Former Solidworks CEO Bertrand Sicot moves over to VP sales at its Value Solutions channel.

Det Norske Oljeselskap has appointed Olav Henriksen to SVP Projects. Henriksen hails from ConocoPhillips.

James Eadie heads-up Elite Control Systems’ new Aberdeen office. He was previously with Safety Technologies.

Michael Jegen is the new executive VP of Energy Navigator.

Flotek has appointed Steve Marinello as director of CnF Applied Technology. Marinello was previously with Shell.

GE and McDermott have jointly launched IO Oil and Gas consulting. Dan Jackson is CEO, Mark Dixon, CTO and Tony McAloon, COO. IO is to offer ‘front-end solutions’ for offshore fields.

Georex and STC-Boussens are building a petroleum analysis laboratory at Boussens, France.

Olivier Bertoli is now MD of Geovariances. He replaces Yves Touffait who becomes special adviser.

Ken Sill has joined Global Hunter Securities as MD and senior oilfield services analyst in its Houston office. Sill was previously CFO at US Well Services.

Carlos Pascual has been appointed senior VP at IHS. He was previously US ambassador to both Mexico and Ukraine.

Matt Bell is president of Ikon Science Americas. He was previously with his own consultancy, IN2 Oil and Gas.

Dave Keating is Intsok new oil and gas advisor for the Canadian market and Nargiz Mehdiyeva is advisor for Azerbaijan. Mehdiyeva was previously with Statoil Apsheron in Baku.

JDR has appointed David Currie as CEO and member of the board. Currie hails from Aker Solutions.

J-W Energy has promoted David Miller to president. Richard Clement now heads-up the midstream company.

Scott Serich has been appointed OGC director, interoperability programs. Before joining OGC, Serich was at the IJIS Institute.

Greg Casey has joined One Source Networks as VP and general manager, oil and gas. He was previously with the Texas Energy Network (TEN).

Hamish Wilson is now president of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain.

The Railroad Commission of Texas has named Lori Wrotenbery director of the oil and gas division.

Sierra Hamilton has appointed John L. Morgan as chief executive officer and member of the board of directors. Patrick Drennon becomes president.

Ian Bradshaw is the new MD of Trans Adriatic Pipeline. He joins from BG Group.

Taulia has hired Rik Thorbecke as CFO. He was previously with Meltwater Group.

Graham McArthur has joined Venture Global LNG, as VP, president and treasurer.

Harry New has rejoined Willbros as president of oil and Gas.

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