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The board of directors of Royal Dutch Shell
plc has appointed Charles O. Holliday as
chairman with effect from the conclusion of
the 2015 Annual General Meeting. He will
succeed Jorma Ollila, who will step down
from the board after serving as chairman for
Statoil has hired Peter Hutton as senior
vice president CFO investor relations.
Andy Samuel has been named the frst
CEO of the Oil & Gas Authority.
DNO ASA has appointed Jeroen Regtien as
COO. He will be based in Dubai.
Seadrill Ltd. has appointed Orjan Svanevik
to the board of directors. He succeeds Carl
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine
Engineers has awarded its highest technical
honor, the David W. Taylor Medal for notable
achievement in naval architecture or marine
engineering, to Howard Fireman, ABS senior
vice president, Asset Performance Management.
Rowan Companies plc
has appointed Stephen
M. Butz as executive vice
president, CFO, and treasurer. He succeeds Kevin
Deputy Chairman of the
Board Tone Bjørnov has
resigned from the board of
Bahari Resources has appointed Dr. Alan
Stein to the board as a non-executive director.
Mammoet Germany has appointed Jens
Krawczynski as managing director.
Colin Griffths has joined OPITO International as managing director.
Bibby Subsea has hired Robert Richmond
as vessel operations/project manager.
PanAtlantic Exploration has appointed Dr.
Robert N. Erlich as CEO. He succeeds
William T. Drennen III.
Ed S. Jacob III has been elected chairman
of the International Association of Drilling
Tidewater Inc. has elected Richard D.
Paterson to its board of directors.
Ocean Installer has hired Bijan K. Ma-hapatra to lead the offce in Australia.
Ashley Almanza has resigned from Noble
Corp.’s board of directors.
Caroline Brown has
taken on the role of COO
and is responsible for
Penspen’s global opera-
tions across Europe and
Africa, the Middle East,
Asia/Pacifc, and the
Americas. Neale Carter
has taken on the role of
executive vice president,
Penspen’s global business development,
marketing communications, strategy, and
David Shorey has joined Nanometrics as
vice president and general manager of the Oil
& Gas Division.
Lloyd’s Register Energy has appointed Siri
Revelsby as senior vice president, Consulting
The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has honored Maximo A. Tejeda,
president and CEO of Tejas Tubular Products
Inc., with the Male Hispanic Entrepreneur of
the Year award.
Chris Beckett, CEO of Pacifc Drilling,
has been named the EY Entrepreneur of the
Year, National Energy, Cleantech and Natural
Resources Award winner. He was recognized
for creating and operating one of the most successful start-ups in the history of the offshore
Tony Testolini has
joined Cartasite as chief
Applus RTD has appointed Phillip Morrison
as its new regional director
for the US.
Kai Preben Saeveland
has joined Cubility AS as
Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies has
appointed Mike Branchfower as global sales
manager – Flow Assurance, to assist with the
frm’s growth and development plans for its
LedaFlow multi-phase fow simulator.
London Offshore Consultants has appointed Alex Harrison as group director, Energy
Services. Adam Solomons has taken over as
managing director of LOC in Australia.
McCrometer has promoted Melissa
Aqui-no to president. Her appointment is part of an
executive transition that
includes prior president,
Kerry McCall, moving
into the role of chief fow
of America has added
Dwayne Doucet as health,
safety and environmental
director and Todd Whitley
as senior technical advisor.
Doucet will be responsible
for the continuous develop-
ment and implementation
of HSE policies and proce-
dures. He will oversee the
company’s safety program
and maintain a high level
of awareness, knowledge,
and preparedness while
creating a culture that
priorities safety. Whitley’s responsibilities will
include proposal preparations, drafting proce-
dures, technical input during spud meetings,
along with pre-job planning and additional
technical support. He will also be involved in
the company’s in-house training program.
Athens Group has expanded the role of the
chief safety offcer, Don Shafer, to include
not only safety, but also
security, health, and envi-
Peter Farthing has
joined Ennsub as sales and
LUX Assure has appointed Scott Rankin as
its technical expert for the
company’s chemical monitoring technology, CoMic.
Katalyst has hired Angus Craig as vice
president, EAME, and leader of its UK operations.
GAC has appointed
Steve Gibson as oil and
gas business manager,
Europe – Global Hub
BOURBON has appointed Nicolas Malgrain to be
executive vice president.
He succeeds Laurent
Renard, who will retire
effective Dec. 31, 2014.
Petersen Stainless Rigging Ltd. has appointed Kevin Bell as CEO. He succeeds Norman
Bell. The company has named Aries Dijkhui-zen as business development manager.
Logan Rentals has named Glenn Gelder as
Alloy Metals and Tubes
International has hired
Steve Martinez as warehouse operator. He will be
responsible for creating
an ergonomic intervention
plan for the movement of
tubular products in all of its
warehouses. The company
has promoted Denna
Gatewood to director of quality assurance. She will be
responsible for establishing
a corporate quality assurance system that promotes
ISO 9001:2008 compliance,
as well as implementing
industry recognized best
practices and establishing
an effective quality management system.
IRM Systems has hired Firdaus Hadi
as senior engineer, Derek Enhao Lee as
engineering consultant, and Saad Wahid as