Edward A. "Ted" Beaumont, senior geologist with SM Energy in Tulsa, Okla., has assumed the presidency of the 36,000-member American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has reorganized and expanded its staff. Led by NOIA President Randall Luthi, the NOIA staff directors have been named vice presidents and department heads. Faith Burns has been hired as executive assistant to the president; Jeff Vorberger as vice president, Intergovernmental and Political Affairs; and Robert Myers as director, Public Affairs.

Helmerich and Payne Inc. has elected Thomas A. Petrie, chairman of Strategic Energy Advisors, to its board.

Forest Oil Corp. CEO H. Craig Clark has stepped down after 10 years with the company. Patrick R. McDonald has been named interim CEO.

Bret Shanahan (left)has taken the reins as president of Emerson's Roxar business unit.

Buccaneer Energy Ltd. subsidiary Buccaneer Resources LLC has appointed Ron Huff CFO.

INOVA Geophysical has selected John Bell as its senior vice president, Business Development and Global Sales.

Daniel Muthmann will take on the role of senior vice president and head of Long-term Portfolio in Energy Markets at DONG Energy, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

William S. Chadwick, Jr., executive vice president and COO, will retire from Ensco Plc, effective Aug. 31. Mark Burns, senior vice president, Western Hemisphere, will succeed Chadwick; Steven J. Brady, vice president, Europe and Mediterranean, will succeed Burns; and Julian Hall, manager, operations, Europe and Mediterranean, will succeed Brady. Additionally, Derek Kent has been named vice president, Middle East.

David Rosenwasser has been appointed to the newly created position of executive vice president and COO at Gulf-Mark Offshore Inc. The company also has promoted Sam Rubio, David Darling, Lee Johnson, and Rick Safier to senior vice president.

Taking on a new role as senior vice president, Procurement, Nina Udnes Tronstad has stepped down from her position as executive vice president for Kvaerner's Jackets business and president of Kvaerner Verdal A/S.

Prospectiuni SA has named Eric Williams vice president, West Africa, and Rahul Gupta vice president, Asia.

Jim Ingold has joined the Gas Technology Institute as vice president of finance, treasurer, and CFO.

Bill Fletcher, formerly operations manager at Senergy, has been appointed vice president, Well Management for UK and West Africa at AGR, succeeding Ian Burdis, who is now executive vice president, UK, West Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Knowledge Reservoir has appointed Dr. Sheldon Gorell to vice president, Technology.

GDF Suez E&P UK has appointed Oonagh Werngren to the newly created position of business manager, External Affairs and Supply Chain.

As North American Energy Practice Leader, Bertil Olsson has the additional responsibility and oversight for Marsh's growing and expanding Canadian energy operations in Calgary.

P?l Falch (top right) has assumed the position of sales manager, North Sea, at Quickflange. Reporting to Falch, Thomas Karlsen has been hired as a sales engineer for Norway. Additionally, Roy Nedrebo has joined the company's field technician team, and Kristin Benjaminsen has become Administration and Operations coordinator.

Simon Howes is now head of Interica, Reservoir Group's all-in-one Data Management business.

Gareth Block has joined SIGMAas senior director, Technology Integration and Commercialization.

Devin International, a subsidiary of Greene's Energy Group, has named Harold Touchet operations manager.

Deloitte in Aberdeen has promoted Moray Barber, Shaun Reynolds, and Chris Hunter – members of its Energy and Resources practice – each to the role of director.


Xodus Group has launched an operation in Perth, Australia, led by Operations Director Andy Jones.

Tendeka has enhanced its North Sea and international growth plans by expanding into new headquarters in Aberdeenshire and also establishing an R&D facility in Aberdeen as well as a new compounding facility for the company's range of swellable packers.

HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has constructed a new facility in Aberdeen.

Altor is building a new 24/7 emergency response hub for the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen to deliver modern crisis management facilities for E&P operators and service and support companies.

The Ferguson Group has opened a new company, Ferguson Middle East FZE, in the United Arab Emirates to support its range of offshore containers, accommodation modules, workspace modules, and refrigerated containers.

Aker Solutions is building a US $100 million multipurpose service site for its drilling equipment business in Maca?, Brazil. The development will include substantial production, assembly, and testing capacity, and the facility will host full drilling riser production and maintenance services. The company also has invested in a new lifecycle services workshop in Songkhla, in the Gulf of Thailand, to support its surface wellheads and subsea tree businesses.

Expro recently opened a new $3.4 million operations base in Paradise, Newfoundland. The facility supports the delivery of well testing, subsea, and downhole video services for the region.

CGGVeritas has established a new processing and imaging center in Melbourne, Australia, to service the emerging coalseam gas hub of Brisbane and expanding New Zealand market.