PEOPLE:

Royale Energy Inc. appointed Jonathan Gregory CEO and vice chairman of the board.

Upon the retirement of Richard White, Global Geophysical Services Inc. selected Ross Peebles, former COO, as interim CEO.

Keith G. Larsen, U.S. Energy Corp.’s CEO and chairman of the board, resigned Sept. 25. The board of directors appointed David Veltri, president and COO, to the additional position of CEO.

Stephan Reimelt was appointed president and CEO of GE’s Power Conversion business, succeeding Joe Mastrangelo, who became president and CEO of Power Generation Products for GE Power and Water.

Check-6 International Inc. appointed Laura Owen CEO in September.

COO Frank Jacobs of TAG Oil Ltd. resigned in October to pursue other opportunities.

Oildex promoted Michael Weiss to the newly created position of CTO.

Profire Energy Inc. appointed Ryan W. Oviatt CFO. Oviatt succeeds Andrew Limpert, who stepped down in June.

Bryan Bloom joins ENODO Global as its CFO.

Enerplus Corp. named Jodi Jenson Labrie senior vice president and CFO.

Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s Amanda M. McMillian was promoted to senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer.

Schramm Inc. appointed Sean Roach, its current vice president of drilling systems and services, to lead the company’s new expanded office in Houston.

Glacier Energy Services appointed Martin Kilmurry managing director of the company’s newly created specialist services division.

NextDecade LLC hired Krysta De Lima as general counsel and Alfonso Puga as chief commercial officer.

Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd., an Acteon company, appointed Martin Charles group managing director.

Rickey Tauzin was appointed executive vice president of sales for Knight Oil Tools.

Henkels & McCoy Inc. named Jason Steph vice president, pipeline division managing the Pipeline Services & Industrial/Facilities groups.

Borets named Obren Lekic vice president of sales and business development for the U.S., located in Houston.

Cubility AS appointed Brandon Buzarde vice president, international sales.

Greene’s Energy Group LLC named James “Bruno” Del Buono key account manager.

Bård Glad Pedersen was appointed vice president of media relations for Statoil.

Simon Group Holdings appointed Dr. Gordon Hewitt CBE, FRSE as executive chairman for its new energy platform business.

Chad Hesters joined the Korn Ferry firm as managing director of the Houston office and a senior client partner in the energy practice.

Uptake hired Hector Acevedo to lead the company’s oil and gas unit.

Aker Solutions appointed David Clark regional president of the U.K. and Africa.

Element Materials Technology appointed George Winning to the newly created position of global corrosion specialist.

IMI Critical Engineering appointed Ajitkumar Sreekumar head of its operation in India.

Stirling Group’s Ray Ramsay and Dominic Webb have been appointed to the respective roles of regional manager for crisis and continuity management in the Middle East and global principal project manager.

TransCanada Corp. appointed John E. Lowe as its new independent director.

Peterson selected Joost Perquin as regional director responsible for the Americas region.

King & Spalding welcomed Simon Cowled as partner in its energy practice in Singapore.

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. elected Dr. Sean Gourley to serve as an independent director of the company.

Aker Solutions appointed José Formigli to its innovation board and to serve as an adviser for overall strategic decisions.

C. John Wilder joined EXCO’s board of directors and was appointed executive chairman.

Melfort Campbell and Martin Jones have been appointed to the board of the National Subsea Research Initiative.

DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG appointed Andreas J. Goss, Alf Henryk Wulf and Dr. Jan Konerding as members of its supervisory board.

Stephen Greenlee, president of Exxon Mobil Exploration Co., was named chairman of the University of Houston’s Energy Advisory Board.

Thalassa Holdings Ltd. named Emma Godding sales director of its wholly owned subsidiary, WGP Group Ltd.

COMPANIES:

Aptomar opened its “Aptomarin” marine control center in September in Trondheim, Norway.

DNV GL is building a new conference center and large-scale fire-and-explosion demonstration area at its major hazard testing and research center in Cumbria, U.K. The facility is due to be completed in December 2015.