Dr. Ursula K. Rick, former Colorado congressional fellow, has joined the Western Energy Alliance staff as regulatory affairs analyst.

Martin Grant, CEO of Atkins’ energy business, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his “outstanding contribution to the energy sector.”

Richard Degner, president and CEO of Global Geophysical Services, was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 for the Gulf Coast Area in the Oilfield Technology category.

Yu Zhang, deputy global research manager, Processing, Imaging and Reservoir, CGGVeritas, has been awarded the Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal in recognition of his research in true amplitude wave equation migration.

Dr. David Robson has stepped down as executive chairman, president and CEO, Tethys Petroleum Ltd., due to recent health reasons and has been succeeded by Julian Hammond. Additionally, Rt. Hon Peter Lilley has been appointed non-executive chairman.

The board of Camcon Oil has welcomed Nabil Alalawi, co-founder and CEO, Al Mansoori Specialized Engineering, as non-executive director.

Ashley Lane has taken the reins as CEO, Reamco Inc.

Petro Harvester Oil & Gas LLC has named William M. Griffin president and CEO. UTEC has tapped Brendan Ryan as its new COO.

Bob Keiller, chief executive of Wood Group PSN, will succeed Allister Langlands as CEO of Wood Group in November. Langlands will become chairman following Sir Ian Wood’s retirement after 30 years as chairman.

GL Noble Denton has selected Arthur Stoddart to lead its operations in the Americas as their executive vice president.

David Topping has been named vice president of Halliburton’s Wireline and Perforating business line.

First Subsea Ltd. has appointed John Shaw managing director.

Knight Oil Tools has promoted Barret Lemaire to director, Information Technology.

Vincent Davies has taken on the role of technical manager for the Hermes Datacomms team in Iraq.

Malcolm Mackenzie has joined ROMAR International as general manager.

CairnToul Well Equipment Services has appointed Allan Pritt as general manager.

Bill Walkingshaw has joined QTEC International as general manager.

Peak Well Systems has appointed Steve Moir as technical sales manager for the North Sea.

Devin International, a division of Greene’s Energy Group, has named Danny E. Watson US sales manager.


AVEVA has inaugurated a new office in Helsinki, Finland, that will offer sales and support for the company’s plant and marine products and solutions.

CyrusOne plans to add a third data center facility at its Houston West location by 1Q 2013. J-W Wireline Co. has opened a facility centrally located in the Utica shale that will house wireline trucks capable of deep high-pressure perforating, multiple-zone completions; comprehensive cased-hole logging; pipe recovery; and slickline services.

T.D. Williamson has set up a new limited liability partnership in Atyrau, Kazakhstan.

VOX Rental Tools has opened a new location in San Antonio, Texas, to serve the Eagle Ford shale play and other South Texas drilling projects with a full range of drilling equipment, downhole tools, valves, and tubulars on site.

Merrick Norway AS has opened its doors in Oslo.