Elisse B. Walter, former chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, has been elected to Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s board of directors.

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Elisse B. Walter, former chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, has been elected to Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s board of directors.

Nautronix has appointedDonald Thomson as vice president sales, commercial acoustics, and Bob Barrett as global sales manager - NASNet.

Glacier Energy Services has appointedMike Straughen as a non-executive director.

EnQuest has appointedNeil McCulloch as president, North Sea.

Somesh Singh has joined Paradigm as chief product officer.

ONGC has appointedTapas Kumar Sengupta as director (offshore).

Bb8 1403offAshtead Technology has appointedWendy Lee as regional general manager in Singapore and Paul Morrison as key account manager in Aberdeen, UK.

Seatronics has promotedPhil Middleton to deputy managing director based in the Aberdeen office.

STATS Group has promotedDave Vernon to director of isolation services and promoted Dale Millward to director of emergency pipeline repair systems and subsea services.

Bb7 1403offHB Rentals has namedKristian Magar as director of health, safety, and environment.

LDD has appointedJames McGovan as vice president sales and marketing.

dGB Earth Sciences has appointedArnaud Huck as chief geoscientist and Nanne Hemstra as executive vice president for Brazil.

Sparrows has appointedStewart Mitchell as CEO.

iSURVEY Offshore Ltd. has appointedAndrew McMurtrie as managing director.

Aker Arctic Technology Inc. has electedOle Johanssonas chairman of the board of directors and Juha Marjosola as vice-chairman of the board. The company has appointed

Reko-Antti Suojanen as managing director.

Bowtech Products Ltd. has appointedColin Main as sales manager - subsea connections.

Bb6 1403offAndrew Bridges has joined Enteq Upstream as head of engineering.

Aquatic Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. has appointedNicholas Dale as regional manager, Asia/Pacific.

Kenneth A. Pontarelli and Peter R. Coneway have resigned from Cobalt International Energy's board of directors.

Bb5 1403offWEG has appointedAndrew Glover as European and Middle East low voltage motors product manager.
Bb4 1403offQuickflange UK general managerPamela Ogilvie has been elected to the board of directors of Decom North Sea. She is the first female to be elected to the board.

Robert Conners has joined Prysmian Group as head of the subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines business unit.

Total has appointedMaarten Scholten as senior vice president, general counsel.

PMI Industries has promotedJay Marino to laboratory manager.

Det norske oljeselskap has appointedGro G. Haatvedt as senior vice president exploration.

Bb2 1403offTendeka has promotedAnnabel Green to vice president of strategy and marketing.

Marathon Oil Corp. has electedDeanna L. Jones as vice president of human resources and administrative services.

Pulse Structural Monitoring has appointedMike Campbell as operations director. Based in the UK, he will lead the production, project management, and offshore departments.

Bb1 1403offMarkel International has promotedLi Shengnan to head the offshore energy team in Singapore, and has appointed Kelvin Lee as assistant manager, finance and operations.

Andy Brown has taken medical leave. Maarten Wetselaar will serve as acting upstream international director, in addition to carrying out his regular duties as executive vice president integrated gas.

Company News

GE Oil & Gas has agreed to acquire Cameron's Reciprocating Compression division for $550 million.

Aker Solutions has completed the sale of its mooring and loading systems business to Cargotec for an enterprise value of NOK 1.4 billion ($231 million).

Specialist recruitment agency for the oil and gas industry,Oil Consultants Ltd., has opened an office in Dubai.

Artificial Lift Co. has moved its headquarters from Great Yarmouth, UK, to Houston. Situated in the Westchase District near the Energy Corridor, the company's offices and warehouse total 28,000 sq ft (2,600 sq m) with 40 employees based at the location. The headquarters consist of engineering, manufacturing, operations, and general support services.

SpeedCast has opened new facilities in Perth, Australia.

dGB Earth Sciences has opened an office in Rio de Janeiro.

Newpark Resources Inc. has agreed to sell its Environmental Services business to ECOSERV, part of Lariat Partners, for $100 million.

Suretank has entered into a formal agreement with long-term Dutch partner Stainless Equipment Works to launch Suretank Netherlands. The new partnership will act as an agent for Suretank providing engineering and sales support to strengthen Suretank's market position in the Dutch offshore industry.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has acquired Eagleton Engineering.

Offshore marine and engineering consultancyAqualis Offshore has opened an office in Bahrain.

Great Yarmouth, UK-basedSonar Equipment Services has changed its name to Subsea Technology & Rentals.

Fendercare Marine Middle East has opened new premises in Sharjah, UAE. The new base will provide products including fendering, buoyancy, mooring, quayside and deck equipment, and a new range of lifting and testing services, diving and ROV, single-point mooring maintenance, and hose testing.

TheUniversity of Texas at Austin Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering has opened three new state-of-the-art laboratories that will advance energy research and transform how students learn about drilling for oil and gas. The three labs include the Real-time Operations Center, the Drilling Automation Lab, and the Zonal Isolation Lab. Baker Hughes donated $1.7 million to the university.

2H Offshore has opened a newly refurbished 16,547-sq ft (1,537-sq m) office in Woking, Surrey.

Atlas Copco Air & Gas Purification has inaugurated its new production facility in Oosterhout, the Netherlands. The facility will provide custom engineered solutions for air and gas purification systems and biogas upgrading.

MicroSeismic has purchased the US assets of Reservoir Imaging Inc. The acquisition includes geospace equipment, wireline units, and equipment for downhole microseismic data acquisition services.

Prysmian Group has established a new headquarters in Houston for its subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines business.

EV has opened an office in Perth, Australia.

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