Folks, facts, orgs ... (December 2013)

The Data Room, EnergyIQ, LoneStar, Merrick Systems, Detechtion Technologies, Fugro, PIDX, Spectra Energy, US Seismic, SPOC Automation, APSG, Cain & Barnes, Energistics, Intsok, Chilworth Technology, ION Geophysical, GE, Markets and Markets, EQT. Correction—PetroBank is not Diskos!

Sally Gould has taken retirement from The Data Room. She plans to continue occasional conference attendances for Oil IT Journal.

Bryan Sabegiel has joined EnergyIQ as chief solutions architect. He was previously with Chesapeake Energy.

Ed Loven is the new CEO of LoneStar Geophysical Canada. He was previously with Sand Exploration Ltd.

Ariane Jayr is the new VP marketing chez Merrick Systems. She was previously oil and gas industry solutions director for Microsoft.

Chris Smith is now president and CEO and Gerry Conroy senior VP at Detechtion Technologies. Founder Brian Taylor moves over to become chairman. Smith was formerly CEO of Cygnet Software. Gerry Conroy hails from P2 ES.

Paul Verhagen has been appointed to the Fugro board of management succeeding CFO André Jonkman who is to step down. Verhagen was previously with Philips.

Lynn Chou has resigned from the PIDX board to assume larger roles in API and Chevron. Amy Absher has been elected to the PIDX board. Absher is general manager of the strategy, planning, services and control unit of Chevron’s information technology company. Peter Allwinton (BP) has been elected as chair of the membership committee. Tom Cave (SparesFinder) is chair of the catalogue and classification workgroup. Daryl Fullerton (Actian) heads-up the marketing committee and the supplier KPI workgroup. Jaime McCarthy is executive coordinator and Brittany Stone administrative coordinator. César Váldes is working on PIDX project management standards and guidelines workgroups.

Clarence Cazalot has been nominated to the Spectra Energy board. He was previously with Marathon Oil Corp.

Gary Morris has joined the board of US Seismic Systems. He hails from Paradigm Geophysical.

SPOC Automation has hired Chuck Milks as field service engineer for Texas. He was previously with Manek Energy Services.

The American Petroleum Survey Group announces the death of Jim Cain (Cain & Barnes) from cardiac arrest at the age of 70. More from

Philippe Malzac (Total) is the new chair of the Energistics board. Mark Mao is senior technical advisor and Jeremy Simpson technical analyst. Mao hails from Haliburton, Simpson from Kongsberg.

Intsok’s new oil and gas advisor to Saudi Arabia is Osama Kamal.

Dan McGonegle has joined process safety specialist Chilworth Technology as business development manager, Walter Kessler as senior process safety consultant, and Anthony Glorioso as controller.

Ken Tornquist heads-up ION Geophysical’s new GX Technology seismic processing center in Oklahoma City. 

GE has selected Oklahoma City for its new global oil and gas center of innovation. Mike Ming takes the role of general manager of the new facility which will create 130 high-tech jobs.

A new report from Markets and Markets values the oil and gas automation and instrumentation market at ‘$31.24 Billion by 2020.’

Jřrgen Peter Rasmussen will be CEO and Odd Christopher Hansen chairman of EQT’s new well services business.  Rasmussen hails from Archer Ltd.

Mark Stappard is to head-up Metso’s new service center in Qatar, scheduled to open Q2 2014.


Following our article on the award of Diskos to CGG/Kadme last month, Landmark’s Dale Blue writes,

The statement ‘The new PetroBank will combine Kadme’s Whereoil platform and CGG’s Trango seismic data management’ is incorrect. PetroBank remains a Landmark solution and we have no plans to integrate Whereoil or Trango into PetroBank!

Our apologies for conflating PetroBank Landmark’s product and Diskos the Norwegian data store.

Click here to comment on this article

If your browser does not work with the MailTo button, send mail to with OilIT_1312_14 as the subject. Web use only - not for intranet/corporate use. Copyright © 2013 The Data Room - all rights reserved.