Siemens Gamesa has welcomed Alfonso Faubel as onshore business CEO, effective July 29.

Fairfield Geotechnologies has appointed Chris Sugahara CEO. He will succeed Charles (Chuck) Davison, who has accepted a position as COO of Oceaneering International Inc. In addition, the company has promoted Joe Dryer to president, Jose Xavier to CFO and Elaine Mattos to senior vice president of Geosciences.

EMGS has appointed interim CEO Bjorn Petter Lindhom as permanent CEO of the company.

ION Geophysical Corp.’s President and CEO Brian Hanson retired June 1. Chris Usher has succeeded Hanson as president and CEO and will serve on the board of directors.

Jay Bhattacherjee will step down as CEO and director of Aminex due to health reasons. Tom Mackay has been appointed interim CEO. The board in due course will commence the process for the recruitment of a new CEO. Linda Beal has assumed the role of senior nonexecutive director.

Michael Alan Oehlert has joined Hi-Crush Partners LP as COO. Robert Rasmus will cease serving as the principal operating officer but will continue in his role as chairman and CEO.

Lars-Tore Berg has joined Fishbones as its first CTO.

SM Energy Co. has appointed Herbert S. Vogel COO.

Alessandro Puliti has been appointed Eni’s new chief upstream officer, effective Sept. 1. He will replace Antonio Vella, who will leave the company at the end of the year after a career spanning more than 30 years.

Corrosion Resistant Alloys LP (CRA) has appointed Tommy Najar vice president of commercial. He will lead CRA’s commercial, marketing, accounting, human resources and digital optimization teams, while serving as a member of the corporate leadership team.

Alisa Johnson has retired from her position at Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Ken Neikirk has been promoted to senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.

Dr. Alasdair Brown has joined MicroSeismic as vice president of engineering.

GEODynamics has appointed John Berner vice president of manufacturing and Brian Hurst vice president of electromechanical.

Unique Group has welcomed Matthew Gordon as regional vice president for the Europe and U.K. region.

Flotek Industries Inc. has named Mark Lewis senior vice president of global sales and business development.

Ashtead Technology has appointed James Christie regional director for the Asia-Pacific.

Cairn Energy has appointed Catherine Krajicek as an independent nonexecutive director.

Locus Bio-Energy Solutions has named Dr. Amir Mahdmoudkhani director of technology.

i-Tech 7, Subsea 7’s Life of Field business unit, has appointed Craig Roberts regional business development manager for its Asia-Pacific and Middle East region.

Job Biersteker has joined ROVOP as business development manager in its new facility located in Rotterdam.

Xodus Group has appointed Scott Hamilton to lead its newly created advisory unit, which was established to expand its renewables capabilities.

Apache Corp. has elected Juliet S. Ellis to its board of directors.

Olivier Piou and John Yearwood have been named to TechnipFMC’s board of directors.

David A. Hentschel has retired from the board of directors at Cimarex Energy Co., and Paul N. Eckley has been appointed as an independent director and member of the Compensation and Governance Committee.


Sercel-GRC hosted the grand opening of its new Tulsa, Okla., facility in early June. The 5,667-sq-m (61,000- sq-ft) facility features an improved floor layout that increases manufacturing capability, efficiency and productivity through equipment positioning and a lean manufacturing process.

ROVOP has opened a new facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, that features onsite system storage and maintenance facilities.

Aquaterra Energy has opened its first engineering office and warehouse facility in Perth, Australia, following recent regional contract wins.

Locus Bio-Energy Solutions is opening new headquarters and laboratory in Houston.

Ashtead Technology has announced the completion of the firm’s six-figure investment to double the size of its Singapore facility.

Wintershall Holding GmbH and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG completed their merger on May 1, forming Wintershall Dea.

Aqualis ASA, the parent of marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore, entered into an agreement to acquire the Offshore, Adjusting and Marine business lines from Braemar Shipping Services Plc. The combined company, to be renamed AqualisBraemar ASA, will be an offshore, adjusting, marine and renewables consultancy with a broadened service offering across all major basins. The transaction was expected to close by the end of June.

Mohawk Energy has received a substantial investment from privateequity firm Buckthorn Partners to support its domestic and international growth ambitions. Under the deal, Mohawk will combine forces with Coretrax, which Buckthorn invested in during December 2018, to provide expandable solutions in pursuit of well integrity and improved productivity.