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Editor's note: This "On the Move" section appears in the new E&P newsletter. This weekly section highlights new hires, appointments, retirements and promotions as well as company news such as new office locations and major M&A deals. Submit your company news to Ariana Hurtado at Subscribe to the E&P newsletter here.


Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group has appointed David Rodger CEO.

Materia, Inc. has announced that Cliff Post has been named president and CEO. Post succeeds Chris Murphy, who has decided to retire from service as a company officer but has agreed to join the Materia board of directors and serve as chairperson of the business development committee. Murphy will fill a vacancy on the board of directors created by the resignation of Keith Smith.

TGT Diagnostics has named Andre Sayeh CFO.

Blackstone Resources AG has appointed Christoph von Aesch CFO and Dr.-Ing. David Flaschenträger CMO and project and product manager of Blackstone Technology.

TGS has appointed Ivar Slengesol vice president of New Energy Solutions, Eastern Hemisphere.

SPOC Grid Inverter Technologies Inc. has named Dr. Ben Gully chief technologist.

EnerMech has appointed James Phu Nguyen Asia director, in which he will lead the company’s expanding operations in the region.

Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd. has appointed Mark Kostryckyj graduate technical consultant. 

Strohm has appointed two senior advisers as part of its plans for expansion in Asia Pacific. The company is extending its reach in the Australian market through the appointment of Robby O'Sullivan as a strategic consultant. June Othman has returned to Strohm after a brief spell away from the business last year and will again be working closely with Middle East and Asia-Pacific Vice President Fabienne Ellington to pursue key business development opportunities in Asia.

Croda International Plc has named Fran Lynch head of global marketing for the Energy Technologies business.

Gazprom has elected Viktor Zubkov as chairman of the board of directors, and Alexey Miller was named deputy chairman.

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. has added Lori George Billingsley to the company’s board of directors.


TSC Subsea, a global specialist in remotely deployed subsea NDT inspections for the oil and gas industry, has opened a new base in Rio de Janeiro as part of its plans to expand across Brazil and further into Latin America. The company, which already has bases in the U.K. and Norway, has appointed Fabio Puga country manager. He will recruit a country-based team who will work with him to progress the company’s plans for strategic growth across the region.

Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Pioneer Energy Services Corp. for approximately $295 million, which includes the retirement of all Pioneer Energy Services' debt. The transaction was unanimously approved by each of Patterson-UTI's and Pioneer Energy Services' board of directors and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Stratagraph, a provider of geological services to the oil and gas industry, has announced the purchase of Technical Drilling Services Inc., a mud logging and consulting services company.

Applied Petroleum Technology has established an office in Houston to support U.S. operators involved with shale oil as well as companies engaged in offshore E&P in the Gulf of Mexico.

Global Compression Services, a provider and one-stop shop for natural gas compressor equipment parts and services for operations across the globe, has opened a new 5,000-sq-ft facility in the Marcellus Shale in Washington, Pa. The machine shop will be capable of repairing any compressor component.