Clarence P. Cazalot Jr. chairman, president, and CEO of Marathon Oil Corp. has
elected to retire on Dec. 31, 2013, after almost
14 years leading the company and 41 years
in the oil and gas industry. The Marathon Oil
board of directors has elected Lee M. Till-man to the board of directors and to succeed
Cazalot as president and
CEO effective Aug. 1.
Encana has appointed
Doug Suttles as president
and CEO, and as a director
of the company.
Hugo Sandal has been
appointed managing director of RWE Dea Norge.
Cairn Energy has appointed Ian Tyler as an
independent non-executive director.
George Canjar has replaced Philip Loader as non-executive chairman of Chariot Oil &
Gas Ltd. Matthew Taylor has been appointed
to the board as technical director.
Gulfstream Services Inc. has appointed
Fred Bailey as operations manager at the
Sealy, Texas, facility.
Solutions has promoted
Arash Hassanian to vice
president of international
BMT Scientifc Marine
Services has hired Phil
Hart as vice president
of operations, and has
promoted Jeffrey Lewis
to vice president of client
GDF SUEZ E&P UK
has appointed Rob Buchan as Aberdeen general
manager. He succeeds
Mike Robertson, who
is relocating to Norway
as head of assets at GDF
SUEZ E&P Norge.
David D. Dunlap,
president and CEO of
Superior Energy Services, was honored as
the 2013 Transformational CEO at the recent
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Awards Gala for the Gulf Coast Area.
David Smith has joined SOR Inc. as Gulf
Coast regional sales
manager. Tom Geissler
has joined the company
as western regional sales
Ron Milam has joined
Industribrand as senior
has appointed Steven W. Milam
Nance and John W. Schanck to its board of
Steve Wayman, CEO of Wood Group
Kenny, has been elected president of the Pipeline Industries Guild.
has promoted J.H. (Trey)
Miller III as US sales
Chris Higgins has
joined CETCO Oilfeld
Services as projects engineering manager.
Altor Risk Group
has promoted Matthew
Wardner to UK/Europe business unit leader
and Rona Young to group head of business
David Howe has joined Bibby Remote Intervention Ltd. as project director and Robin
Longstaff has joined as survey manager.
ASD Global has appointed Sonali Singh as
president and Robert Glasier as vice president of strategy and business development.
Claxton Engineering Services Ltd. has
appointed Gerry Miller as vice president of
sales, marketing, and commercial.
Park Brown International has appointed Joy
Brown as managing partner of the Houston base
and will take a lead role in
the international development of the company.
Donizeti Carneiro has
joined Tesla Offshore as
area manager for South
Ashtead Technology has hired Tim
Shee-han as commercial director.
Ian Marchant has been appointed president of the Energy Institute.
Greene’s Energy Group has promoted
Mark Yuille to CFO of the testing and services business unit.
Chris Finlayson and Ellis Armstrong have
been appointed as non-executive directors on
the board of Lloyd’s Register Group Ltd.
Senergy has appointed Ian Williamson and
Dave Reed to the respective vice president roles in
contracts and commercial,
and business effciency.
Pellerin Energy Group
has named Edward Godeaux as general manager
of its water solutions business unit.
has assumed the role of
director and unit leader for the Petroleum
Extension Service at the University of Texas
Tube Tech International has appointed
John M. Webb as business development
Swift Worldwide Resources has promoted
Kyli Perez to regional manager – Gulf of
CSL has appointed Steve Rolfe as projects
manager and will help in the development of
the subsea projects division, Roddy Brown
as business development and acquisition
manager, and John Montague as resource
Arnaud Surpas has been appointed executive vice president of global operations for
Sercel, CGG’s equipment division.
Vallourec has inaugurated a new Research
Center that is scheduled to open in Rio de
Janeiro by October. Located adjacent to Petrobras’ CENPES research center, the facility will
focus on presalt and the challenges of high
pressure and temperature, and corrosion.
Halliburton has opened its new Technology Center at the Federal University of Rio de
Janeiro Technology Park, in Ilha do Fundão,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The company says the
center will collaborate with Brazil’s universities and research groups to establish a global
center of expertise for deepwater and mature
felds. The 7,062-sq m ( 76,015-sq ft) technology center is located on three foors and
includes specialized laboratories, a collaboration room, a testing area, and conference and
Rosneft and ExxonMobil have signed the
fnal agreements to establish a joint arctic
research center in Russia. Formally the Arctic
Research and Design Center for Continental
Shelf Development, the center will provide the
Rosneft and ExxonMobil joint ventures a full
range of research, development, and technical
services, with near-term focus on the Kara
Cameron and Schlumberger have
received regulatory approval to complete the
formation of the joint venture OneSubsea.
Cameron and Schlumberger have 60/40
ownership, respectively, of the joint venture to
manufacture and develop products, systems,
and services for the subsea oil and gas
MacGregor has won from BOURBON
an order for a 150-metric ton (165-ton) active
heave-compensated subsea crane. This crane
will be delivered in August 2014 for a Bourbon Evolution 800 multi-purpose support vessel under construction at Zhejiang Shipyard
in China. MacGregor has also secured a
contract that will see eight cranes ftted on
board a new series of four compact semisubmersible offshore accommodation vessels
for Marine Assets Corp. Each vessel, under
construction at Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding
Ltd. in China, will feature a 60-metric ton (66-