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PG&E has engaged Ken Salazar to develop a ‘best-in-class’ regulatory compliance model.

Dave Lamolinara is now CEO of 1845 Oil Field Services. He hails from Ceva Logistics.

Geosciences consultant Aker Geo has been renamed First Geo.

Allegro has appointed Rod Fomby as senior VP global services. He was formerly with SunGard.

John Christmann has been appointed president and CEO of Apache. He was previously with ConocoPhillips.

Former Colorado state official Tracee Bentley is to lead the API’s new Colorado Petroleum Council.

BMT has opened an environmental testing facility in Jakarta, Indonesia.

CGG GeoSoftware has appointed Wanita Utama and Dan Skomorowski as business manager for respectively continental and northern Europe.

CGI is creating an onshore IT center at the University of Louisiana’s Lafayette’s research park.

Frank Nothaft has joined CoreLogic as senior VP and chief economist. He hails from Freddie Mac.

Digerati Technologies has appointed Craig Clement as chairman.

The US Senate has confirmed Christopher Smith as the department of energy’s assistant secretary for fossil energy.

MD Sam Pitts heads-up EnCap Flatrock Midstream’s new Houston office. He comes over from Citigroup’s global energy investment bank.

Enservco has two new board members: Robert Herlin (Evolution Petroleum) and William Jolly (Scarsdale Equities).

Graham Wright is the new principal of Environ in its Melbourn office.

Gary Luquette is the new president and CEO of Frank’s International.

Leigh Cassidy has joined Gasfrac as director and chairman.

GE and KOC are to collaborate on R&D into ‘cost-effective solutions for oil and gas’ and on specialized training programs for Kuwaiti engineers.

The Induced seismicity monitoring network consortium has hired Alireza Babaie Mahani to monitor induced seismicity from natural gas development in northeast BC.

Hexagon Solutions’ president Claudio Simao is to lead the company’s new innovation cub.

Paul Tiao (cyber security), Kevin Jones (energy) and Linda Walsh (regulatory) head-up Hunton & Williams’ new energy sector security team.

Fatih Birol has been named executive director of the IEA starting September 2015.

Jonathan Gear is executive VP energy and industrial business lines with IHS.

Diah Noor is the new oil & gas advisor for Intsok in Indonesia.

Itasca International has appointed Mark Mack as general manager in Houston.

Scott Simmons is now executive director of the OGC’s standards program. George Percivall is CTO.

Stefan Hoppe has joined the OPC Foundation as VP.

Richard Longdon has been appointed as non-executive Chairman of PS Enterprise.

Amr El-Bakry (ExxonMobil) is the new chairman of the SPE’s PD2A technical section.

Eldar S‘tre has been appointed president and CEO of Statoil.

Jimmy Staton has joined Venture Global LNG as executive VP. He hails from NiSource.

Stan Cena has joined Visage Information Solutions as VP business development. He hails from Merrick Systems.

Steve Nicol is now Wood Group PSN’s CFO.

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