January 2006
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Vol. 227 No. 1  BJ Process and Pipeline Services has created a new global business development group reporting to Andy Barden, division technical manager. Based in Housto

Vol. 227 No. 1 

BJ Process and Pipeline Services has created a new global business development group reporting to Andy Barden, division technical manager. Based in Houston, the new group will be responsible for strategic growth and development of the company’s services worldwide. Tony Bokas has been promoted to business development manager, Process Services for the division. Previously, Bokas was based in Dubai, serving for the past two years as sales manager, Middle East Region, for BJ PPS. In addition, Steve Barber has been promoted to business development manager, Chemical Cleaning Services, for the division. Barber has 35 years of experience in the industrial services sector, serving for the past five years as business development manager, Americas Region, for BJ PPS.

Exxon Mobil Corporation elected D. D. (Don) Humphreys as senior VP and treasurer. Humphreys joined Exxon Chemical Co. in 1976, and 10 years later he transferred to Exxon Corp. in New York as senior financial advisor. In 1988, he moved to Exxon Co., International, and in 1990 became upstream controller of Exxon Co., U.S.A. Humphreys became an assistant treasurer of Exxon Corp. in 1997, and was elected VP and controller that same year. After the merger with Mobil, he was named VP and controller of Exxon Mobil Corp. In July 2004, he became VP and treasurer.

Pride International, Inc. announced that Brian Voegele will be named senior VP and CFO. He joins the company from Offshore Logistics, Inc., where he has been senior VP, CFO, treasurer and secretary since June of 2005. Voegele previously was employed by Transocean, Inc. from 1989 to 2005, where he held several executive finance positions, including VP, finance; VP, tax; and VP, corporate planning and development.

International support services contractor Salamis appointed Mike Main as managing director of its Aberdeen-based operations. He has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, primarily in maintenance and operations as well as engineering construction, in the UK and internationally. Formerly, he held senior board positions with Kvaerner, PGS Atlantic Power and Petrofac. Recently, he was responsible for the mobilization of a major project in Kuwait.

Harrison Lovegrove & Co., an oil and gas financial advisory firm based in London, appointed Robin Matthews as managing director, Eurasia. He will lead business activities for the firm in Russia and Eurasia, where he has over 13 years of experience. Previously, Matthews worked for Cambridge Energy Research Associates in Moscow and was also VP of negotiations for ARCO, representing the firm’s interests in Eurasia.

Baker Hughes Inc. has appointed William P. Faubel as president of Baker Atlas, succeeding David H. Barr, who was interim president of the division since August 2005. The company also announced that Charles S. Wolley is appointed president of Centrilift, succeeding Faubel.

Calvalley Petroleum Inc. announced three appointments to its leadership team as it initiates the development of Block 9 in the Republic of Yemen. Donald W. Shepherd was appointed VP, engineering and production. Shepherd worked for Aramco from 1991 to 2005 and consulted with APA Petroleum Engineers until his appointment to Calvalley. His experience in Saudi Arabia included the first installation of electrical submersible pumps in giant Ghawar oil field. Scott Barron has been a member of Calvalley’s geological team for the past four years and is now heading up geological and geophysical efforts of the company. He has experience in Yemen with CanOxy, Kappa Energy and Bakrie Minarak Petroleum. Cameron W. Dow was appointed acting CFO of the company. He has been a partner with the accounting firm Daunheimer and Dow LLP for the past 13 years.

Reef Exploration, Inc., announced that G. D. “Jay” Degan, Jr., has joined the company as its new drilling operations manager. A 35-year veteran of the oil and gas industry, Degan was formerly production superintendent in the Yemen Arab Republic with Yemen Hunt Oil Company, Dallas.

Access Exploration Corp. appointed James B. Gresham as managing director of its newly formed Seismic and Lease Acquisition Program (SLAP). The program’s purpose is to fund oil and gas prospects that need acquisition of oil and gas leases and/or seismic. SLAP prospects will be operated by Access Exploration’s program members. Funding is being led by Kraker & Martin Energy, LLC, of Tulsa, Okla.

Kevin Murray was named director of Peak Solution Systems, a business unit of the Peak Group. Murray joined the company Murmax, a performance-improvement consultancy. He previously spent four years at LOGIC where he was the principal business improvement advisor. Additionally, Robin Lim was appointed general manager of another Peak unit, Peak Consultancy Services.

Premium Drilling appointed two new officers to its management team. Michael F. Pope was named VP, marketing and contracts, and Anirudha “Sunil” Pangarkar was named VP, operations.

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