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Evy Glørstad-Clark has been appointed senior V.P., exploration, for Aker BP.
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Evy Glørstad-Clark has been appointed senior V.P., exploration, for Aker BP. Previously, she held the asset development manager position for NOAKA, since 2011. Glørstad-Clark holds a PhD in petroleum geology, sedimentology. In addition, Gro Gunleiksrud Haatvedt will take the position as head of exploration in London.

HydraWell has appointed Tom Leeson to chief commercial officer. Leeson has nearly 30 years of experience in the industry, working for both operators and oil service companies, globally. Previously, he served as interim CEO of UK trade body Decom North Sea. Leeson spent several years in leadership roles for Halliburton, TS Marine, Acteon Group, Expro Group and Shell International.

Proserv has selected Ewen MacLean as V.P., strategic planning and marketing. MacLean previously spent nine years as a director at Calash, where he advised global energy investors. Prior to this, he ran Heathrow Airport’s Terminal Four, before returning to Aberdeen to manage operations at Peterson Offshore Group.

EQT Corporation’s CFO, Robert J. McNally, has been named president and CEO. McNally will succeed David L. Porges, who served as interim president and CEO, since first-quarter 2018. Porges will step down from the board of directors. In addition, James E. Rohr, lead independent director of the board, will become chairman.

Cabot Energy plc has appointed James Dewar as interim independent, non-executive chairman. Dewar has over 35 years of experience in the industry, including divisional CFO of BP plc and ex-group CFO of Dana Gas PJSC. In addition, he has extensive experience at energy service companies, in various regions. Concurrent with this appointment, Jonathan Murphy and Iain Lanaghan have stepped down from the board and retired from the company.

Add Energy has appointed Damon Bowler as V.P., asset and integrity, based in Aberdeen. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Bowler has worked in leadership roles across the areas of safety, operations, reliability, maintenance and projects, both in the UK and overseas. Following a long tenure with Shell, Bowler joined the company in March 2017.

Martin Shaw has been appointed CFO of Swire Oilfield Services. Based in Aberdeen, he will be part of the executive management team and responsible for finance, human resources and IT. Shaw joins from Ocean Installer, where he held the CFO position for the last five years, and brings over 20 years of experience to the firm.

Rugged material manufacturer, Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC,  has chosen Steve Vizanko as parts and service manager. Vizanko, who previously served in the small business retail industry, will oversee the aftermarket sales and service departments.

Neptune Energy Group has made three senior appointments. Andrea Guerra has joined as corporate V.P., reservoir engineering. Guerra was previously at Apache, where she started her career, which led to working in the North Sea, Argentina and the Gulf Coast. Most recently, she was corporate manager of reserves and economics. Pete Jones has joined as UK managing director and will be based in Aberdeen. Most recently, Jones was managing director at Taqa Europe. He has over 25 years of international experience in the upstream sector. Jones spent the majority of his career with Marathon Oil, where he held a number of senior managerial positions. In addition, Bruce Webb has been named V.P., operations. Webb most recently worked with DNO, as COO, based in Dubai. He is a chemical engineer by education, with over 25 years of experience, the majority of which was gained at BP Plc.

Trelleborg has appointed Erick Rocha as business development manager in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He will be focused on passive fire protection in the offshore market. Rocha brings 15 years of experience in sales and business development, as well as supply chain and purchasing, to the company.

DNV GL, has appointed Tim Roff as market sector leader for the UK onshore gas industry. Roff has more than 25 years of  experience in technical, managerial and commercial roles, and previously worked with the HSE and the Health and Safety Laboratory.

Xodus Group has appointed Dr. Tao Zhao as its new advanced engineering lead. With over 15 years of experience in subsea pipeline and riser design and analysis, Zhao joins from Heerema Marine Contractors. Throughout his career, he has provided a range of analysis for offshore contractors and engineering consultants in both Thailand and the UK.

Oxford Flow has added three senior leaders to its business development group. Howard Williams has been appointed as group business development director. He joins from Rotork, where he spent three decades, and will be operating from the company’s Oxford headquarters. In addition, David Smith has joined as business development director, North America. Based in Houston, his appointment marks the company’s first U.S. employee. With 15 years of industry experience, he will be responsible for building the firm’s profile. Also, Jawaad Aziz has been hired to oversee business development for EMEA. Having lived and worked in the UAE for eight years, Aziz will leverage his local knowledge and established network to drive lead generation in the region.

Fady Sleiman has been named chief digital officer for Petrofac. Sleiman joins from Waha Capital, where he was CIO, group head of IT for the Abu Dhabi-based company, since 2014. Prior to this, he held roles across General Electric, including CIO, head of innovation center strategy for the Middle East. Sleiman will be based in Sharjah, UAE.

Kreuz Subsea has named Thomas Liew to CFO. Liew brings more than 20 years of Asia-Pacific regional leadership experience to the company. Previously, he served as V.P., finance, at Alstom Grid, where he was CFO for Alstom’s EPC business. Prior to this, Liew held key finance and strategy positions with Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, and SingTel Ltd.

Helge Lund and Pamela Daley have joined the board of BP plc as non-executive directors. Previously, Lund served as chief executive of BG Group from 2015 to 2016, when the company merged with Shell. Prior to this, he served as president and CEO for 10 years with Statoil, from 2004. In first-quarter 2019, he will be appointed chairman, based in London. In addition, Daley has extensive senior global business and board experience. She spent most of her career with General Electric, holding roles including senior advisor to the chairman and senior V.P. of corporate business development.

Wilkie S. Colyer, Jr. and John C. Goff have been named directors of Contango Oil & Gas Company. Colyer has been appointed interim president and CEO, and most recently served as principal for Goff Capital, Inc. and senior V.P., investments, for Goff Focused Strategies LLC., since joining in 2007. Goff is a private investor, based in Fort Worth, Texas, and co-founder and chairman of Crescent Real Estate Holdings. This follows the resignation of president and CEO Allan D. Keel.

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