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

CGG, Circulation Solutions, EMC, Drexel Hamilton, Drillinginfo, Energy Industries Council, Omega Well Monitoring, Amalto, PIDX, SPE, Baker Hughes, Borets, BP, Emerson, Energy Ventures, Sigma3, Emerson, Entero, ExxonMobil, Gaffney Cline, Geotrace, Iron Mountain, Space-Time Insight, NetApp, Occidental, OFS Portal, OilPrice, PRCI, Rajant, Weatherford, M3 Technology, Aspen Technology.

Peter Lwin heads-up CGG’s ‘open’ imaging center in Yangon, Myanmar.

Circulation Solutions has appointed Zachary Grichor to its sales team. He hails from DrillChem.

Karin Breitman heads-up EMC’s new big data R&D center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Benjamin Schuman leads Drexel Hamilton’s coverage of the oilfield services sector. He was previously with Pacific Crest Securities.

Drillinginfo has named Rich Herrmann senior VP and manager of E&P products. Herrmann hails from IHS.

The UK Energy Industries Council (EIC) has named Azman Nasir head of its Asia Pacific branch in Kuala Lumpur.

Omega Well Monitoring has hired Philippe Legrand as fiber optics and engineering manager. Legrand was previously with Baker Hughes.

Amalto Technologies’ Bryan Pederson has been named Canadian country ambassador for the Petroleum Industry Data Exchange (PIDX International).

The Society of Petroleum Engineers has named Nathan Meehan (Baker Hughes) as its 2016 president.

Electric submersible pump manufacturer Borets has named Cheri Vetter to business development manager in Houston, Stan Herl to sales manager in Oklahoma City, Chad Hamilton to district manager in Kilgore, Texas and Jim Bacon to senior adviser in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Brian Boulmay has moved to newly created role of global geospatial data lead in BP’s upstream business.

Energy Ventures has added Saad Bargach and Desmond Kong to its partner network. Bargach hails from Lime Rock Partners, Kong from Halliburton.

Sigma Cubed has appointed Alan Cohen as CTO and Mark Bozich as Houston engineering manager. Cohen comes from Rock Solid Images, Bozich from FTS.

Svenn Paul Jacques heads-up Emerson’s new flow loop test facility in Stavanger.

Brad McDonald has joined Entero as senior account executive in the Calgary office. He was previously with Scott Land & Lease.

Richard Wylde is now geodetic specialist and geomatics lead at ExxonMobil.

Mauricio Alberto Cardona heads-up Gaffney Cline’s new office in Bogota.

Ram Srivastav is now chief metrics officer at Geotrace Technologies.

Greg McIntosh has joined Iron Mountain as senior VP and general manager, Canada. He was previously with D+H.

John Luongo has joined the board of Space-Time Insight.

NetApp has named Randall Runk, formerly with Infor Global Solutions, as executive VP field operations.

Ioannis Charalambous is now VP and CIO with Occidental.

OFS Portal has elected Weatherford’s Shaun Skene to its board of managers.

OilPrice has introduced a newsfeed aggregator of financial results from oil and gas companies in the US, Canada, UK & Australia.

The Pipeline Research Council International is building a technology development center in Houston to test and promote new technologies for pipeline integrity management.

Kirk Byles is VP sales and marketing with Rajant Corp. He hails from Firetide Inc.

Marcelo Comarin heads-up Weatherford’s new laboratory in Bogota, Colombia.

A federal appeals court has upheld the 2012 injunction against M3 Technology in favor of Aspen Technology regarding trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement and ‘tortious interference.’ In the original judgment, M3 was ordered to pay AspenTech $11.3 million—this has been reduced to $10.8 million.

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