May 2013
News & Resources

People in industry

People in industry

Vol. 234 No. 5



Terry Loftis, director of engineering for Transocean, has been appointed as the new chairman of DNV’s Rig Owners’ Committee. The members of the committee represent owners and managers of mobile offshore units (MOUs) and floating production units. The committee’s objective is to provide an active forum for the industry to share and discuss current and future developments in technology, practices and support initiatives that will benefit companies. As Transocean’s director of engineering, Loftis oversees the company’s engineering services, and supports upgrade and major repair projects, and new construction of ultra-modern high-specification drilling units.

ValvTechnologies has named Julie Bodine director of global marketing. Bodine’s principle responsibilities include marketing, communications, branding and public relations (PR). Her duties will include creating, implementing and measuring the success of comprehensive marketing, communications and PR programs designed to enhance the organization’s image and position within

The Spill Control Association of America (SCAA) named Scott Metzger as its new president. Metzger had been senior vice president of field operations for Clean Harbors and held an oversight role for Clean Harbors’ National Strike Team that manages environmental incidents. Metzger had been with Clean Harbors for more than 22 years.

Greene’s Energy Group (GEG) has named David Lang as Mid-continent regional manager for the Testing and Services business unit. Based in Lafayette, La., Lang will provide leadership, direction and operational support to facility managers in the Bossier City, La.; Kilgore, Texas; Ardmore and Weatherford, Okla.; Fort  Smith and Conway, Ark.; and Dodge City, Kan., facilities. In addition, GEG has named Todd Naquin as general manager of Cherokee Services, a division of GEG based in Lafayette, La., that provides high-quality rental equipment

Glenn Hauer, INOVA Geophysical’s new CEO and president, announced changes to its executive structure designed to build efficiencies and increase focus within key areas of the organization. Keith Witt has been promoted to CFO and senior vice president of operations and administration, where he maintains his prior responsibilities of overseeing operational finance, sales administration and IT for INOVA. Carey Mogdan has been promoted to COO and senior vice president of global manufacturing and customer service. Previously, Mogdan served as INOVA’s senior vice president of manufacturing for North America.

Tethys Petroleum promoted Denise Lay to deputy CFO with immediate effect. Lay previously served as vice president of finance. Her promotion is part of the ongoing strengthening of Tethys’ finance team. She has worked for the company since October 2009.

FMC Technologies has appointed Hamish Stewart as senior sales manager for the Eastern hemisphere. Stewart will be responsible for managing client relationships and ROV product sales.

Willbros Group has named John K. Allcorn as senior vice president of sales. While previously with Willbros, he was responsible for worldwide operations, including overseeing the group’s engineering and construction companies. He rejoins Willbros from Integrated Pipeline Services, where he served as president and CEO. He has held positions with U.S. Pipeline and Gregory & Cook.

Yangarra Resources has promoted Lorne Simpson to vice president, operations. Simpson has more than 30 years of drilling and completions experience. Most recently, he held the position of manager of drilling and completions at Yangarra. Prior to that, Simpson was supervisor of drilling operations with PetroBakken Energy and has held various other senior level roles in his career. He has experience in the Western Canadian basin, Alaskan North Slope and offshore in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Oleg Mikhaylov has been appointed vice president of oil and gas production at Bashneft. His appointment has been approved by Bashneft’s board of directors. Mikhaylov graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1993, and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998. In 2004, Mikhaylov obtained an MBA degree from the University of California, Berkeley. From 1998-2011, he held various positions at Chevron in the U.S. E&P, international E&P, and South Asia and Thailand business units.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. has established a 3-person Office of the Chairman while continuing its previously announced CEO search process. The Office of the Chairman includes: Archie W. Dunham, non-executive chairman of the board; Steven C. Dixon, who has been named acting CEO in addition to his continuing role as COO; and Domenic J. Dell’Osso Jr., CFO. Dixon has served as executive V.P. and COO since 2006, and has held various senior operational positions since joining Chesapeake. Dell’Osso has served as executive V.P. and CFO since 2010, after serving in various financial roles since 2008. As part of Chesapeake’s previously announced succession plan, the members of the Office of the Chairman have worked closely to transition oversight of strategic, operational and financial matters, as well as certain day-to-day management responsibilities, from former CEO Aubrey K. McClendon, who retired on April 1.

Edgardo Garcia joins Wall Colmonoy as director of operations for the Alloy Products group in Los Lunas, N.M. Garcia is responsible for process and lean manufacturing improvements, new product developments, and budgeting and financial performance for reaching departmental goals. He has experience in inventory control, materials management, MRP systems, lean manufacturing and Quality Management ISO 9000.

Offshore Installation Services, an Acteon company, has named Mike Earlam as president. Based in the company’s Aberdeen office, Earlam will be responsible for driving the development and growth of OIS, and will play a key role in exploiting opportunities to work together with other Acteon companies.

Dave Pietrzykowski has been appointed vice president of parts and service for Atlas Copco CMT USA. In his most recent position, Pietrzykowski served as vice president of store operations. He started with Atlas Copco as the business line manager for Rental Fleet and Used Equipment. Pietrzykowski went on to serve as business line manager for Rock Drilling Tools. In his new role, he will retain full responsibility for all parts and service operations.

Knowledge Reservoir has appointed Charles “Chuck” Severson to vice president of reservoir management. Severson will lead the company in all aspects of technical consulting and resourcing projects that deliver reservoir management solutions to its global client base. In addition, he will serve as the technical lead and QC manager for the ReservoirKB and CompassKB knowledge base product lines. Severson joins the company from Hyperdynamics Corporation, where he held the position of chief reservoir engineer.

Amor Energy, an arm of business technology solutions firm Amor Group, has added four new members to its workforce. Jennie Morrison, Simon James and Thomas Cassidy join the company from independent oil and gas operators as information management consultants, and Rogan Milne joins from an energy consultancy business as an information management business analyst. The four have a combined total of 65 years of experience.

Connect with World Oil
Connect with World Oil, the upstream industry's most trusted source of forecast data, industry trends, and insights into operational and technological advances.