People

Martin Craighead has succeeded Chad Deaton as Baker Hughes’ president and CEO. Deaton will remain board chairman.

John Bodin has been named director, Global Business Development, for Delmar Systems Inc.

Summit Energy Services has promoted Will Reedy to COO.

Emerson Process Management has appointed Frode Sedberg regional manager based in Brazil, within its Roxar Software Solutions division. 

Focus Exploration has appointed Marc H. Helsinger executive vice president, Exploration and Business Development.

DOYLES has hired Eric Myers as its new director, Engineering.

John Wishart has taken charge of Lloyds Register’s Global Energy Team, based in London.

Nicolas Phillips is now head of the Marketing, Technology, and Key Accounts division at Clariant Oil Services.

Atlas has named Natavan Askerova account director. Based in Abu Dhabi, Askerova will oversee the company’s work with key multinational and state-owned oil and gas companies throughout the Middle East.

Senergy has elected Vivien Broughton vice president of resources to develop the company’s global talent pool.

Nancy E. Bowers has joined Fugro Gravity & Magnetic Services in Houston as senior geophysicist, responsible for gravity and magnetic data sales.

Expansions

TAM International has opened a new office in Shenzhen, China, to support regional demand for the company’s deep well cement integrity and shale fracing services.

Aker Solutions has announced plans to open an advanced drilling equipment simulator in Houston in early 2012. Doubling the capacity of the company’s current 911-sq-m (9,800-sq-ft) training center in Katy, Texas, the 240-degree domed simulator will create a real-time visualization of drilling operations.

Fiberspar has expanded its LinePipe flowline technology used for production gathering and injection applications into Australia via its newly created Fiberspar Australia Pty. Ltd. subsidiary, based in Brisbane. Fiberspar deployment centers also are planned in Adelaide to provide product and installation support for projects in the Cooper basin.

The Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX), a component of the Division of Continuing and Innovative Education at the University of Texas at Austin, has extended its Professional Land Management Certificate Program to Oklahoma City, Okla. The program was launched in Fall 2011 in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas.

3sun Group has established a base in Westhill, UK, near Aberdeen, following a number of contract wins in the North Sea.