Folks, facts, orgs ... (February 2014)

Apache, Baker Hughes, Bechtel, Cross Country Pipeline, CVA Group, Devon, EnerVest, EOC, Flotek, GDF Suez, GE, Harris Corp., IDC Energy Insights, ITC Global, MTN Communications, New Century Software, dGB Earth Sciences, NOV, Aggreko, Paradigm, Noble, Exprodat, Seitel, EarthCube.

Apache has appointed Amy Nelson, president and founder of Greenridge Advisors, to its board of directors.

Baker Hughes has launched, an online store for Baker Hughes products.

Bill Dudley has been promoted to president and CEO of the Bechtel group of companies, replacing Riley Bechtel, who is stepping down. Jack Futcher is executive VP and Brendan Bechtel, president of the oil, gas and chemicals business.

Cross Country Pipeline Supply Co., has named Dave D’Angelo as CFO and Tony Gonnella VP Sales.

Henri Clémençon has joined the CVA Group as VP Geosciences. He was previously with Total.

Devon Energy has appointed Barbara Baumann and John Bethancourt to its board of directors. Baumann, previously with BP Amoco, is  president and owner of energy financial advisors Cross Creek Energy Corp. Bethancourt was executive VP technology and services with Chevron.

Ken Mariani has been named president of EnerVest. Founder John Walker retains the CEO role. Steve McDaniel is president and CEO and Jud Walker is executive VP and COO of EnerVest Operating Company.

EOC Ltd. CFO Chan Eng Yewis to step down. He is succeeded by Jason Goh, currently with Ezra Holding Ltd.

David McMahon is VP artificial lift with Flotek Industries. He hails from Baker Hughes.

GDF Suez Energy North America has named Eric Bradley senior VP strategy.

Hasan Dandashly heads-up GE Oil & Gas’ new downstream technology solutions (DTS) business, headquartered in Houston.

Harris Corp. has named Tracey Haslam president of its CapRock Communications business and Mick Lopez senior VP and CFO.

Robert Eastman has joined IDC Energy Insights as research manager for the utility IT strategies. He hails from Calyptus Consulting.

ITC Global has named Jean-Michel Rouylou as executive VP Americas and maritime solutions. He hails from Schlumberger.

Santos Venegas has joined MTN Communications as general manager of its oil and gas division. He was previously with Harris CapRock. 

Erik Helms heads-up NetMotion Wireless’ new EAME HQ in Windsor, UK.

Mike LaMont leads New Century Software’s new integrity management and pipeline compliance consulting unit.

Nanne Hemstra heads-up dGB Earth Sciences’ new office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

National Oilwell Varco has added Raymond Chang to its executive management team.

Jesse Brazier heads-up Aggreko’s new North American remote operations center.

Paradigm has named Somesh Singh as chief product officer. He was previously with NetIQ.

Noble Corp. has named Randall Stilley as president and CEO of its standard specification unit.

Exprodat has joined the Pipeline open data standard (PODS) Association.

Christophe Renier (GDF Suez) has been elected chair of the Pipeline research council international.

Olympic Seismic has changed its name to Seitel Canada Ltd.

Southwest Research Institute has added a new HPHT (750°/30kpsi) test cell for valve performance at its San Antonio site.

Former SEC chair Elisse Walter has been elected to the Occidental board of directors.


The US National science foundation’s division of advanced cyberinfrastructure is soliciting proposals for ‘building blocks’ for ‘EarthCube,’ a facile (sic) environment for the sharing of earth system data and knowledge.

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