Stephen M. Johnson has retired as chairman of the board, president, CEO, and as a
director of McDermott International. David
Dickson has agreed to join the company and
to succeed Johnson as president and CEO.
The company also has
appointed Gary P.
Luquette to its board of
directors. He will serve
on the Compensation
and Finance committees.
Drilling Solutions has appointed John Meckert
as CEO and John Marty
III as business development manager.
BP has appointed
Richard Herbert as its
new head of exploration.
Herbert will succeed
Mike Daly who has
chosen to retire from
BP at the end of 2013
after 28 years with the
company, eight leading
the company’s exploration function.
KBR has appointed Brian K. Ferraioli as
executive vice president and CFO.
Lundin Petroleum has appointed Paul
Atkinson as general manager for Malaysia
and managing director for its Southeast Asia
Martin Houston, COO and executive
director of BG Group, has stepped down from
the board and Group Executive Committee.
The company has appointed Sami Iskander
Statoil has appointed Øystein Michelsen
as Tanzania country manager in development
and production international, Sub-Saharan
Oil States International has appointed
Bradley Dodson as president and CEO of the
Transocean Ltd. has appointed Lars
Sjöbring as senior vice president and general
Chad Deaton has been elected to Marathon Oil Corp.’s board of directors.
Songa Offshore SE has appointed Jan
Rune Steinsland as CFO.
Merrill A. Miller Jr. has informed the National Oilwell Varco board of directors that he
intends to step down as chairman and CEO.
The company has appointed Clay Williams
to the board of directors and plans for him to
Dan Rabun, chairman, president and CEO
of Ensco plc, has chosen to retire after eight
years of service.
Keppel Corp. has appointed Chan Hon
Chew as CFO.
Bruno Chabas, CEO of SBM Offshore,
has temporarily taken over the role of COO
following the dismissal of Jean-Philippe
has joined Subsea 7 as
managing director of the
company’s new offce in
Tromsø, Nor way.
OPEX has appointed
Paddy Mallan as operations director.
Pipe Line and Offshore
has elected Najib Khoury as president,
Jean-Claude Van de Wiele as frst vice president,
Atul Punj as second vice president, Harald
Dresp as treasurer, and Douglas Evans as
immediate past president.
Omega Completion Technology has appointed John Donachie as managing director.
NEL has appointed Gilbert Tonner as
regional manager to launch its fow consul-tancy business in Kuala
McPherson has been
named director of sales,
Americas for ExproSoft
Mark Bullmore has
joined ROMAR International as operations
manager, and Zander
Duncan has joined the
company as workshop supervisor.
Aquaterra Energy has appointed Steve Way
as human resources manager.
Timken has appointed Robert N. Keeler
as vice president – industrial and mobile, and
Shawn J. Seanor as
vice president – energy
and distribution for the
BIRNS has appointed
Jeff Hager as mechanical design engineer.
appointed Roger Keyte
as senior advisor to the
CEO, and has promoted
Morgan Gilmore to
sales manager for the data licensing division.
Doug Sangster has joined Hydratight
in Perth as the company’s new commercial
leader for Australia and New Zealand.
Centrifuges Un-Limited has hired Davie
Thomson as operations manager.
Dr. Ole Aarup Mikkelsen has joined the
MacArtney Underwater Technology Group as
system sales manager.
Swire Oilfeld Services has appointed Bob
Smith as its new head of operations for the UK.
Mott MacDonald has appointed Albert
Allan as managing director of its oil, gas, and
Eamonn Doyle has joined Ikon Science as
vice president real-time operations.
Parker Drilling has appointed Peter C.
Wallace to its board of directors. Robert L.
Parker Jr. will retire from the company, effective Dec. 31, 2013. He will continue to serve as
chairman of the company’s board of directors
until the annual meeting of stockholders to be
held in 2014.
John Thomson has joined Aquaterra
Energy as senior riser analyst.
Grant King, managing director of Origin
Energy Ltd., has agreed to extend his service
agreement which is due to expire on June 30,
2014. Maxine Brenner has joined the company’s board as an independent non-executive
director. She has also become a member of
the Audit and Risk committees.
Total has appointed Arnaud Breuillac as
president, exploration and production.
Proserv has appointed Olu Phillips as
country manager in
XPD8 Solutions has
hired Chris Hewson-Smith as maintenance
and Peter Falconer
as integrity services
Group has named Cheri
Baddock as an account
manager within Pellerin
Water Solutions for the
greater Houston region
and as head of marketing for PEG.
CETCO Energy Services has appointed Dr.
John Walsh as director
of technical water treatment. He will spearhead
the ORCA (
Objectivity through Root Cause
Analysis) consulting services group.
Ocean Rig and Energean Oil & Gas have
agreed to form a 50/50 joint venture named
OceanEnergean. This will combine Energean
Oil & Gas’ experience in the exploration, development, and operation of oil and gas felds
with Ocean Rig’s international experience in
deepwater drilling. The goal is to create an
operator to bid for new blocks in the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, and offshore Africa,
as well as off western Greece and Crete, when
new bid rounds open.
GE Oil & Gas has opened its newly