The Offshore Technology Conference board of directors appointed Stephen Graham (left) as executive director. In his new role, Graham will oversee OTC events in Houston, Brazil, and Asia and support the board.
Charles McConnell resigned as assistant secretary for the US Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy. Christoper Smith, the current deputy assistant secretary for oil and natural gas, will serve as principal deputy assistant secretary and acting assistant secretary.
Michael J. Stover has been appointed vice president of operations services at Marathon Oil Corp.
Jamie Oag (left) has joined Aberdeen, Scotland-based SPEX Group as CEO.
Meg Lassarat (top right) has assumed responsibilities as CFO of UniversalPegasus International. The company also tapped Wellington Banks (lower right) as manager of GeoPlane Services.
Knowledge Reservoir selected Dan Gualtieri as vice president of production solutions.
Stork Technical Services has appointed Pim Oomens as CFO and a member of the company’s board of management.
The National Data Repository Group has elected Dr. Tirza van Daalen as chair of its 2014 steering committee.
Michael K. Bolton, (left) an oil and gas lawyer, announced he is moving his energy practice to Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. UTEC appointed Andrew Stenson (top left) to serve as general manager at its Naples, Italy, office. The company also selected Jamie Laing (lower left) as general manager at its Aberdeen, Scotland, facility.
Glenn Aguilar (right) has been promoted to senior vice president of global operations with HB Rentals.
Scott Blenkinsop has assumed responsibility as acting company secretary and general counsel at Tap Oil Ltd. Melanie Williams, the existing company secretary and general counsel, is on parental leave until August 2013.
David Matheson has taken the reins as CFO of Dejour Energy Inc.
Mayer Brown welcomed William T. Heller IV (top right) and Harry R. Beaudry (lower right) as partners in its corporate and securities practice. Both have experience in the upstream sector.
Darah Zahran (left) will serve as policy affairs director at OPITO, where she will help coordinate efforts between education, government, and the North Sea sector.
Leif Ove Svensen (right) has been appointed Scandinavia regional manager of TWMA.
Aquatic Engineering and Construction Ltd. named Martyn Conroy (left) business development manager of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Julian Nichol and Alastair Young have joined the energy practice at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP’s London office. Nichol will serve as managing partner.
Spectraseis announced David Grenier has joined as sales director in Houston. The company also welcomed Richard Marcinew as an engineering advisor based in Calgary, Canada.
Richard A. Pattarozzi has been appointed to the board of directors of Environmental Drilling Solutions.
Richard Edwards (right) will assume responsibility as technical director at Paul Clasper and Associates Ltd.
Patton Boggs LLP welcomed Elizabeth Ames Jones, immediate past chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas, as senior policy advisor with its public policy, energy, and natural resources groups.
The Underwater Centre has appointed James Ridgeway (right) as training operations manager at its Fort William, UK, facility.
CSL, an Aberdeen, Scotland-based subsea project delivery and management company, has named Sean Girvan managing director.
Apache has named Thomas E. Voytovich executive vice president of international operations and Thomas M. Maher vice president and general manager of operations in Egypt. The company promoted Faron J. Thibodeaux to vice president and managing director in Australia as well as Timothy J. Sullivan to region vice president and president of Apache Canada Ltd. Apache welcomed Robert Spitzer to its Kitimat Upstream Operations Team as executive vice president of development.
CGGVeritas has shortened its brand name to CGG. The company acquired Fugro’s Geoscience division and now includes three divisions: equipment, acquisition and geology, and geophysics and reservoirs. The acquisition also included provisions for Seabed Geosolutions, a joint venture between Fugro and CGG.
FTS International was recognized as a finalist in the 2012 Rocky Mountains Oil and Gas Awards and the 2012 Northeast Oil and Gas Awards for its HSE program.
Repsol opened its new headquarters in Madrid. The Prince of Asturias attended the opening ceremony along with Repsol Chairman and CEO Antonio Brufau, Minister of Industry Jose Manuel Soria, Madrid regional president Ignacio Gonzalez, and Mayor of Madrid Ana Botella. The new campus will house 4,000 employees.
Jee Ltd., a subsea engineering and training firm, has opened a new office in London. Mike Hawkins, technical director, will head up the office and will be joined by lead engineer Graham Wilson and a team of engineers.
Tam International Inc. has opened a new district office and shop in Midland, Texas, offering workover, completions, and drilling tools and services.
First Reserve Corp. has started Templar Energy LLC, an E&P company mainly focused on the mature basins of the Midcontinent region.
Goldman Sachs Expects Commodities Supercycle
2023-03-21 - Jeff Currie, global head of commodities for Goldman Sachs said oil prices will be driven higher by capital flight from the energy market after problems in the banking sector.
Hi-Crush to Deploy Mobile Frac Sand Unit with Pioneer Natural Resources
2023-03-21 - Hi-Crush said it is deploying a second mobile damp sand mining unit with Pioneer Natural Resources following successful operations with the company in September 2022.
Huge Phillips 66 Biofuels Project Will Test the Industry’s Green Promises
2023-03-21 - Phillips 66 says the renewable diesel plant, Rodeo Renewed, will significantly cut certain regulated pollutants and lead to large cuts in greenhouse gasses.
AI, ML Improve Simulations, But Still Vulnerable to ‘Artificial Stupidity’
2023-03-21 - Synthetic data generation can flesh out models to help machine learning and artificial intelligence visualize trends and create better simulations.
BP Delivers Profits of $27.7 Billion in 2022
2023-02-07 - London-based BP Plc reported an underlying replacement cost profit of $27.7 billion in 2022 while reducing net debt to $21.4 billion and achieving an average return on average capital employed of 30.5%. In 2023, the company will remain focused on delivery of its financial frame underpinned by a $40/bbl balance point.