io oil & gas consulting appointed Richard Dyson CEO.

Swire Oilfield Services welcomed its new CEO, John Bruce (JB) Rae-Smith, who succeeds Tor Helgeland following his retirement in August.

Dean Watson has been named COO of Aker Solutions. In addition, Valborg Lundegaard will lead the customer management center, Egil Boyum will lead the products center, Knut Sandvik will lead the projects center and David Clark will lead the services center.

Siluria Technologies selected Dr. Erik C. Scher as COO.

Ardyne named Jochem Scherpenisse COO.

Santos appointed Anthony Neilson CFO.

Stewart & Stevenson LLC named Jack L. Pieper CFO.

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. named Darrell Hollek executive vice president of operations. Bob Daniels will continue as an executive vice president and member of the company’s Executive Committee until his retirement later this year. Jim Kleckner, formerly executive vice president of international and deepwater operations, also is retiring.

Aqualis Offshore appointed Ben Lazenby director of the company’s Middle East operation.

Gas Technology Institute selected Dr. James Seaba as the senior director of technology development.

Tendeka selected Peter Soroka to the role of advanced completions commercialization manager.

InterMoor, an Acteon company, appointed Joe Price as country manager for InterMoor Canada.

Eddie Valentin was named regional sales manager for HIPOWER SYSTEM’s Western Region.

Tina Campbell has been appointed marketing coordinator for both online and offline for Elite Control Systems.

PwC named Reid Morrison global energy advisory leader, and Kenny Hawsey will lead the Global Energy Tax practice.

The American Geosciences Institute welcomed Dr. Eve S. Sprunt as its president-elect, Keri A. Nutter as secretary and Dr. Carolyn Olson as the member at large to its 2016- 2017 Executive Committee.

Jakob Stausholm has resigned as a member of the board of directors of Statoil ASA with immediate effect to avoid potential conflicts of interests following his new appointment as Maersk group CFO.

Decom North Sea has appointed Nigel Lees as the new chairman of the board.


Emerson has agreed to acquire Permasense Ltd.

RockPile Energy Services LLC has acquired American Well Service LLP.

Petro Waste Environmental has started constructing a nonhazardous oil and gas waste landfill facility in Howard County in the Permian Basin with construction set to be complete in May 2017.

The Energy Industries Council opened a new office in Houston.

Liberty Lift Solutions LLC has completed three expansion projects to further expand its presence in the installation and service of artificial lift equipment. The company completed the construction of a new facility in Bakersfield, Calif.; expanded farther into the Permian Basin with the opening of a service center in Hobbs, N.M.; and opened a facility in Oklahoma City dedicated to the installation, service and repair of gas lift systems.

Oil India Ltd. opened a new office in September in Houston.

Cyprus Hydrocarbons Co. has named Lloyd’s Register as independent commercial adviser for its commercial exploitation of hydrocarbons in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus.

Indisa S.A. has joined Hatch working together as Hatch-Indisa. This new partnership will further enhance Hatch’s growing presence in Latin America.

Seanamic Group, a surface-to-seabed company, acquired the business and trading assets of IMES Ltd., an inspection and monitoring engineering solutions company.

Verisk Analytics Inc. acquired the data and subscriptions business of Quest Offshore Resources Inc., which supplies market intelligence to the offshore oil and gas sector.

CGG has signed an agreement with GNPC Operating Services Co. Ltd. to form a joint venture company dedicated to conducting high-end 2-D, 3-D and 4-D marine seismic acquisition and related services in the territorial waters of the Republic of Ghana.

Sparrows Group is set to further grow its presence in the Asia-Pacific market following the formation of a partnership between Sparrows Offshore Services Pte Ltd. and SapuraKencana Technology Sdn Bhd.

PDC Energy Inc. has entered into definitive agreements to acquire two privately held companies managed by Kimmeridge Energy Management Co. for about $1.5 billion. The transaction includes about 57,000 net acres in Reeves and Culberson counties in Texas with an average working interest of about 93%. The transaction is expected to close in fourthquarter 2016.

H2R Corp. has purchased Gannett Fleming’s drilling equipment, foundation quality assurance technology and laboratory facilities in Florida.

Great Western Drilling Co., a privately owned oil and gas business, was founded in 1936 and celebrated its 80th anniversary as a private enterprise in September.

Energy Navigator has expanded and relocated its Houston office. The new office includes onsite user training and lecture facilities.

Siemens opened its new power generation service center in September in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. The facility will support Siemens energy service operations and is the first facility of its kind for Siemens in West, East and Central Africa.

Wood Group has established a new data analytics center of excellence at its office in Galway, Ireland.