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The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has named Gordon Lambert as interim President and CEO following Jim Ellis’ retirement. The board is now conducting a search for a permanent CEO.

Alexander Krane is now investment director at Aker ASA. David Torvik Tønne is Aker BP CFO. Lene Landøy is SVP strategy and business development.

Steve Sisneros has joined the American Petroleum Institute’s bipartisan advocacy team as VP external mobilization. Scott Parker is manager of rapid response. API has also hired Kevin Servick as central region campaign manager, Kenny Roberts as director of federal relations for midstream and Elia Quintana as director stakeholder relations.

Mark Lomas is now director of Aqualis Offshore’s European operation. He hails from London Offshore Consultants. Simon Healy heads up the newly established office in Perth, Western Australia.

Former CEO of the Australian National Fabrication Facility, Rosie Hicks, has been appointed CEO of the Australian Research Data Commons.

Navin Mahajan is VP and treasurer at Chevron following the retirement of Randy Richards. Dale Walsh is to succeed retiree Joe Naylor as VP of Corporate Affairs. Debra Reed-Klages is now member of the board of directors. Pierre Breber is to replace retiree Patricia Yarrington as VP and CFO. Mark Nelson is to succeed Breber as executive VP of downstream and chemicals. And Colin Parfitt, currently president of supply and trading is now VP midstream.

The nonprofit Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has named Larry Goldenhersh as president. Mary McGroarty, current vice-chair is now chair of the board of directors.

Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark is to chair EITI, the extraction industries transparency initiative, replacing former Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.

Matt Hopkinson is the new EVP for the Oil and gas and infrastructure sector at Element Materials Technology. He hails from Bureau Veritas.

Equinor has opened two onshore support centers at Sandsli in Bergen. By 2021, all Equinor fields on the NCS will be supported by manned onshore centers in Bergen, Stavanger and Stjørdal.

Chairman Christopher Gaut is now CEO of Forum Energy Technologies, replacing Prady Iyyanki.

Elizabeth Wilkinson has joined Flotek Industries as CFO. She was previously with RGP. Matt Marietta has resigned as EVP of finance and corporate development and Richard Walton has stepped down as chief accounting officer. Walton stays-on as consultant to facilitate the leadership transition.

Tauseef Salma is VP Marketing and Technology at Flowserve. He hails from BHGE.

Joseph Herridge (Corning) and Dave Cunningham (Network Integrity Systems) are now members of the Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA) board of directors. Mike Hines (OFS), Kent Wardley (Fotech Solutions) and JJ Williams (OptaSense) were re-elected for two-year terms. JJ Williams has been promoted to Chair.

Michael Jennings is now member of FTS International’s board and will serve as chair of the audit committee.

Mark Richard, currently SVP of the Northern Region, is to succeed Jim Brown as president, western hemisphere at Halliburton. President and CEO Jeff Miller is now Chairman of the board of directors.

Hastings Equity Partners has hired Walter Pinto as senior advisor. Daniel Donaldson is to serve on the executive team of its Refractory Construction Services unit.

Beacon Offshore Energy is now member of ‘HWCG’ (previously the Helix Well Containment Group), aka the Deepwater Subsea Well Containment Consortium.

Andrew Meyers is research director, oil and gas at IDC Energy Insights. He hails from Westwood Global Energy Group.

Philippe Bissat has been appointed global sales and marketing manager at IntOp.

The International Society of Automation has named Paul Gruhn (aeSolutions) as its 2019 president.

Robert Siahaan heads-up Katalyst’s new Subsurface Datacenter in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Marathon Oil president and CEO Lee Tillman is to succeed Dennis Reilley as chairman of the board of directors.

David Crombie has been promoted to COO and executive VP at Nine Energy Service.

The Open Geospatial Consortium has appointed Nadine Alameh as CEO and Bart De Lathouwer as president. Kumar Navulur (DigitalGlobe) and Frank Suykens (Luciad/Hexagon) are now members of the board of directors.

Sander Scholten is MD at Olyslager North America.

Stephanie Waters (Chevron) is the new president of PIDX, the Petroleum Industry Data Exchange. Wissam Kahoul (BHGE) is now an international ambassador.

Lisa Madden (ExxonMobil) and Adriaan den Herder (Nederlandse Gasunie) are now PRCI’s executive board members.

ProStar Geocorp has hired Darrell Williamson as chief sales officer. He hails from FyrSoft.

Gene Austin has been appointed President and CEO at Quorum Software. He was formerly Bazaarvoice’s CEO.

Preem founder, Mohammed Al-Amoudi, has been released from jail in Saudi Arabia. He was among the businessmen and political leaders rounded-up in November 2017 as part of an alleged corruption ‘purge’.

Radiflow has named Michael Langer as its new chief product officer. He hails from the Israeli Defense Forces where he founded and headed the IDF’s cyber defense operations.

Bryan Preston is now director of public affairs at the Texas Railroad Commission. Jason Modglin is the new director of public affairs for the Chairman’s office.

Olivier Le Peuch has been promoted to COO of Schlumberger.

Lisa Graham is to manage Seeq’s Analytics Engineering team.

Wael Sawan is now Shell’s upstream director succeeding Andy Brown. Neil Carson has been appointed director.

Craig Muir is to succeed Christian Brown as SNC-Lavalin president, oil and Ggas. He hails from Petrofac.

Bernd Gross assumes the position of CTO at Software AG succeeding Wolfram Jost. Stefan Sigg is chief product officer and Paz Macdonald, CMO.

Blockchain Venture for Oil Trading, VAKT has named Etienne Amic as its new CEO. He hails from Vortexa.

Altair has appointed Amy Messano as CMO and Ubaldo Rodriguez as SVP, Global Sales.

Brendan Warn is Senior VP, investor relations at Total. He hails from BMO Capital Markets.

Total has opened a new research and innovation center at France’s Ecole Polytechnique cluster in Saclay, near Paris.

Alexandra Pruner and Michael Grimm are now independent directors at Anadarko.

Oliver Ratzesberger is now President and CEO at Teradata.

Helge Beuthan is to succeed Uwe Salge as General Manager at Wintershall Middle East. Wintershall has expanded its state-of-the-art digital technology center at its site in Barnstorf, Lower Saxony.

Inpex has appointed Osamu Nozaki, Wataru Nojiri and Junichi Ishihara to various general manager/senior development coordinator level appointments on its Ichthys project. Seiya Ito is Ichthys project SVP, Yutaka Shimura is GM planning and coordination at the America and Africa division and Hitoshi Okawa is VP Ichthys and president of the Australia unit. The company is also to establish a wholly-owned research and technical subsidiary in Japan.

Yokogawa has appointed Hitoshi Nara as representative director and president and Takashi Nishijima as representative director and chairman.

The University of Oxford has launched a new MSc in Energy Systems.

Tracy Shimmield is now director of the Lyell Centre, a purpose-built £21 m facility and joint venture between the British Geological Survey and Heriot-Watt University.

Mimi Stansbury has been promoted to OFS Portal SVP of Finance and Administration and will serve as a strategic advisor to the CEO.

Petrosys USA and Canada have recently moved into new premises and migrated most of their IT infrastructure to the Cloud.

PGS has opened a new office in Brazil.

Digital Plant Engineering is now member of USPI and will also join the CFIHOS project. Ron Bouman will represent DPS on the management board of USPI.

Steve Laubach is now editor of the Journal of Structural Geology for North America succeeding Bill Dunne who remains in an advisory role.

eLynx Technologies has promoted Scott Haven to chief business development officer. Ryan Richison is CIO.

Guido Gabriel Piccone is now ExproSoft’s well integrity specialist.

Christian Pedersen joins IFS as chief product officer. He hails from SAP.

Bernhard Eschermann (ABB), Juergen Weinhofer (Rockwell Automation), and Fabrice Jadot (Schneider Electric) are now members of the OPC Foundation board of directors.

Here Technologies is now an OGC principal member.

Charles Nadeau is now CFO with Sewall.

Karen Keegans is now Rockwell Automation’s SVP, human resources.

Mercell Holding has hired Arild Nilsen as chief product officer. Mercell hails from Schibsted. Fredrik Eeg is CFO. He was previously with Creuna.

View Software has named Sten-Roger Karlsen as CEO replacing Pål Einar Berntsen.

Roberto Castello Branco is the new CEO of Petrobras.

Matt McKinley is to lead global business operations at Coreworx.

The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute has named Tom Longstaff as CTO. He previously served with the ‘Asymmetric operations’ sector of Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab.

Data release:

A 120 GB data set from the UK North Sea’s Greater Buchan Area is now available to download and/or order on media from CDA’s UK Oil and Gas Data system.


‘Fickert sheet’ creator Bill Eugene Fickert died on November 20th at the age of 94.

Geomechanical ‘trailblazer’ Arvid Johnson died in May 2018 at the age of 79.

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