Joe Miller (pictured) has been promoted to VP and GM of Greene’s Energy Group subsidiary Devin International. Based in Lafayette, Miller will oversee company management as well as sales efforts.
Lars Christian Bacher (pictured) has been appointed Statoil’s EVP development and production international and will take up the post on 1 September. He will succeed Peter Mellbye who is retiring after 30 years with the company. Bacher…
Lars Sørum becomes the new president of Norway’s Sintef Petroleum Research on 1 May. He is currently a research director at Sintef Energy Research.
Mike Dushinske (pictured) has joined the Houston sales staff of Cuming and will focus his efforts on the corporation’s C-Float and C-Therm syntactic foam deepsea buoyancy and thermal insulation product lines.
Torsten Marten (pictured) has taken up the new post of Brazil operations manager at NCS Survey, based in Rio. He joins NCS from Subsea 7, where he was a project surveyor on the Petrobras PRA-1 deepwater tie-in project.
Yasser Mufti (pictured) has been named Saudi Arabia governor for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. He replaces Majid al-Moneef, a candidate to succeed Abdalla Salem el-Badri as Opec secretary general later this year.
Larry Burleson has been appointed director of business development for corporate services at Cudd Energy Services, tasked with building a global clientele for the company's integrated solutions. A 36-year petroleum industry veteran, he joins from Cudd Weir Seaboard, where he was VP sales.
Aw Chin Leng has been promoted to executive director of Singapore-based ship building, repair and conversion firm Otto Marine.
Chris Reinsvold (pictured) joins Preng & Associates in Houston as an executive search consultant in its oilfield services & equipment practice. He was most recently CEO of Decision Strategies, having earlier worked for Shell, Baker Hughes, Smith International, IHS, Cera and AT Kearney.
Christoph Thiel (pictured) is the new head of business development and sales for GL Garrad Hassan worldwide, based in Hamburg.
Gary Smith and Claudia Carvajal have joined the Aberdeen-based consultancy team of oil & gas service provider AGR.
Gil Howell has been appointed Dolphin Geophysical’s Houston-based manager of design, marketing and sales of NASA region multi-client 2D and 3D seismic surveys.
Kerry Pelley heads the new marine consultancy department set up by Viking Moorings in Aberdeen to offer the full-spectrum of rigmoving services including, for the first time, the provision of personnel. Karl Fear recently joined him as marine superintendent.
Jeremy Punnett has been named as global president of Offshore Installation Services, an Acteon company based in Aberdeen. He joins from Bibby Offshore where he oversaw business planning and strategic development.
Liv Monica Stubholt, a former deputy minister of petroleum and energy in Norway, joins Kvaerner’s executive management team as SVP strategy and communication at the end of April.
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