May 2011
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People in industry

People in industry

People Vol. 232 No. 5

Fugro Multi Client Services has named Tim Addington Chief Geophysicist. The company provides high-definition, non-exclusive 2D and 3D seismic data from oil and gas basins around the world. Addington will provide geophysical support for the Americas, including seismic data processing and quality control for the company.

MEO Australia has expanded its technical, commercial and executive management teams with the appointment of Jarrod Dunne, Andrew Leeds and Peter Stickland. Dunne joins MEO as a Senior Geophysicist, succeeding John Moore, who has retired. Dunne has technical experience with Shell, Woodside and Nexus Energy. Leeds joins the company as Senior Commercial Analyst. He assessed international new-venture projects in North Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia during his tenure at Australian gas producer Santos. For the past five years, he was at Macquarie Bank in Australia and Hong Kong. Stickland has accepted the role of New Ventures Advisor in a consulting capacity.

Expro appointed Michael Jardon as its new COO. He succeeds Chris Mawtus, who has assumed the new role of Service Quality Director for the production management firm. Jardon joins the company from his current position as North America President of Vallourec & Mannesmann USA. This follows a 16-year career with Schlumberger.

LUX Assure, a research and development company specializing in chemical monitoring technologies for the oil and gas industry, appointed Laurence Ormerod as Chairman. With 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Ormerod has been a Non-Executive Director with the firm since June 2010. He succeeds Adam Christie as Chairman. Christie remains with LUX Assure as a Non-Executive Director. Ormerod began his career as a field engineer working for Schlumberger, and served as Managing Director of EPS Ltd. from 1992 to 2004.

Anvil International, a manufacturer of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping support systems, promoted Elizabeth Rodriguez to Assistant Inside Sales Manager. Rodriguez has been with Anvil for nine years, handling inside sales and customer service.

Roy Oelking has been appointed Group President for KBR Hydrocarbons, responsible for the company’s four hydrocarbon business units: Downstream, Gas Monetization, Oil & Gas, and Technology. Prior to this appointment, Oelking served as President of KBR Oil & Gas. He joined KBR in 2008 and previously served in various leadership capacities with Worley Parsons and J. Ray McDermott. Taking over Oelking’s previous position in KBR Oil & Gas is Dennis Calton, who previously served as Executive VP for KBR Operations.

Multi-Chem, a global provider of oilfield production and completion chemicals, has promoted Sam Toscano to Executive Director of Operations, Western Division, and Annie Prejean as his replacement as Special Projects Manager, US. In his new position, Toscano will be responsible for strategy development to improve company performance, regional oversight, and management of the proposal fulfillment team.He came to Multi-Chem in 2008 from Baker Petrolite, where he was regional Technical Manager. Prejean was previously Manager of Global Business Development.

RBG, a provider of inspect, assess and repair (IAR) services to the global energy industry, appointed Wayne Henderson as its new Commercial and Sales Director. He is based in Aberdeen, UK, and oversees the company’s global commercial operations, international business development, companywide bidding and tendering activity and corporate communications. Henderson joins RBG with more than 15 years’ experience in senior engineering, commercial and sales positions, most recently as Commercial Director for Global Pharmaceutical Research at GlaxoSmithKline.

CNOOC has appointed Wang Yilin as the new Chairman of the Board and Non-Executive Director of the company, succeeding Fu Chengyu. Wang is a professor-level senior engineer. He has nearly 30 years of working experience in China’s oil and gas industry.

Loren Anderson has joined UniversalPegasus in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, as Project Manager of Regulatory Services. He brings over 10 years of experience in civil engineering site development services, project management and business development, and has managed several oil and gas projects in the Marcellus shale play. Anderson has provided civil and environmental permitting services for more than 50 Marcellus wellsites. Also, Eric Stone has been named the Eastern Region Area Manager in Midstream Development for UniversalPegasus International. He has over 15 years of project management expertise. As an expert in financial and business planning, he has served in management as well as comprehensive engineering and design across multiple industries.

Petris has appointed Chris Ring as VP of Development. Ring comes to Petris after holding various technical positions with Landmark/Halliburton.  Most recently, she served as Project Management Office Director, providing oversight, metrics and governance of Landmark’s portfolio of projects, as well as Development Manager and Group Program Manager in the Information Management and Infrastructure business line. Ring began her career with Amoco Production Co. as a petroleum geophysicist.

Oil and gas environmental waste contractor TWMA has appointed Dave Cox to the new post of Sales Director. He has 15 years of experience in the global oil and gas industry, and joins TWMA from Tubefuse Technologies, part of Shell’s technology ventures portfolio, where he was Global Commercial Manager. He has previously worked in key oil and gas locations worldwide, holding management and operational positions at Weatherford International, Schlumberger and PCE (now part of National Oilwell Varco).

Colfax Corp., a specialist in fluid-handling solutions for critical applications, named Bill Rothenbach as Senior VP of Human Resources. He has over 30 years of broad-based domestic and international human resources executive experience with companies from a variety of industries, including Black & Decker and Bausch & Lomb. For the past nine years, Rothenbach has been Senior VP of Human Resources for Old Mutual Financial Network.

GL Noble Denton has appointed Dr. Vicki Niesen to lead its Hydraulic and Flow Assurance Consulting Services department in the Americas. A recognized authority on flow assurance, Niesen brings more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. She is joined by former business partner Dr. Trent Brown, who has been appointed a Principal Flow Assurance Consultant within her team. Brown also has over 25 years of experience with flow assurance. Niesen joins GL Noble Denton after 16 years as the co-founder of two specialist businesses focused on modeling oil and gas pipeline production and pipe-in-pipe design.

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