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Lawrence Sanford, founder of TAM
International, Inc., passed away on Jan. 7,
2015, following a long-term illness. He was
90 years old. He purchased TAM Products
Inc. in 1972, and rebranded the company
as TAM International Inc. in 1973 to expand
the company’s market presence and capitalize on global opportunities.
Polarcus has appointed Rod Starr as CEO. He succeeds Rolf
AGR has appointed Olav Fjell as chairman of the board of directors.
Electromagnetic Geoservices has appointed
Bjarte H. Bruheim as CEO.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has named
Abigail Ross Hopper as the director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG has hired Ian
Bradshaw as managing director. He succeeds Kjetil
Hyundai Heavy Industries has promoted Park
Jong-bong to senior executive vice president and
has appointed him as COO of its Offshore & Engineering Division.
Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has appointed Dr. James Mataragio as director general
of the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp.
Petrobras has appointed João Adalberto Elek
Jr. as governance, risk management and compliance officer.
Bureau Veritas has appointed Matthieu de
Tugny as senior vice president in charge of
offshore activities within the Marine & Offshore
Chris Weston has officially assumed the position as CEO of Aggreko. He succeeds Ken Hanna,
who has reverted to his previous role as non-exec-utive chairman.
Roy Buchan has joined Ithaca Energy Inc. as
Randall P. Bergeron, president and CEO of
Tesla Offshore, has retired. He will assume the
role of executive director. C. D. Schempf Jr. has
been named president.
Sterling Energy has appointed Matthew Bowyer
as exploration director. He succeeds Dr. Phil
Jason Steward has joined BMT Nigel Gee as
business development manager.
LyondellBasell has appointed Bhavesh V. Patel
as CEO. He succeeds James L. Gallogly, who announced plans to retire.
Dr. Charles Woodburn has joined Seadrill
Ltd.’s board of directors.
McDermott International and GE Oil & Gas have launched io oil
& gas consulting, a new independent venture for front-end offshore
CGG has confirmed that its new Multi-Physics business line is now
up and running within its Acquisition Division. The new Business Line
combines all of the company’s airborne capabilities with its GravMag
Sound Oil has withdrawn its proposed public offer for the entire
share capital of UK North Sea specialist Antrim Energy.
ABB UK has signed a memorandum of understanding with Baku
Higher Oil School to develop training for oil and gas personnel in
Azerbaijan. This aims to give the university access to technology and
engineering expertise. ABB aims to raise awareness of local graduates
of the benefits of a career in oil and gas control and instrumentation
Bentley Systems Inc. has acquired C3global, including its web-based Amulet operational analytics software.
Shipdock Amsterdam and Shipdock Harlingen have changed
their names to Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam and Damen
Shiprepair Harlingen, respectively.
Prospect Flow Solutions has joined Wild Well Control to serve as
its new Advanced Engineering group.
Elite Control Systems has opened its first office in Aberdeen,
Palfinger Marine has acquired Nor wegian Deck Machinery AS.
Pegasus Vertex Inc. has launched the new DR.DE Lite mobile app
for both Android and Apple devices.
Superior Drilling Products Inc. has purchased the exclusive
manufacturing, marketing and sales rights and the current inventory of
the OrBIT completion drill bit product line from Tenax Energy Solutions.