Sept. 11, 2006

Wood Group ESP

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Houston, has appointed Trevor Adams to the new position of country manager for Libya, and Andrey Ostisty as business development manager for Russia/CIS.

Adams has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including 12 years in the electric submersible pump market.

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Ostisty, who earned a master’s degree in geophysics from Gubkin State Academy, Moscow, has 19 years of industry experience.

Wood Group ESP, a subsidiary of John Wood Group PLC, is a leading service provider and manufacturer of electric submersible and surface pumps.


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Houston, has announced the promotion of Eric Johnson to vice-president of marketing for its Energy Services Group.

Johnson has over 20 years of experience with leading high-technology organizations in both horizontal and vertical markets, including Landmark Graphics, a Halliburton company. He holds a BA degree from the University of Texas, and a master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Halliburton, founded in 1919, is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the petroleum and energy industries.

Bronco Drilling Co. Inc.

Oklahoma City, has promoted Larry Bartlett to senior vice-president of rig operations. Bartlett served with Thomas Drilling Co. for 30 years prior to that company’s acquisition by Bronco in 2005. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Cameron University.

Bronco Drilling Co. Inc. provides contract land drilling services to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies.

Willbros Group Inc.

Houston, has announced the appointment of Van Welch as senior vice-president and chief financial officer.

Welch has over 25 years of experience in project controls, administrative, and finance positions with a major E&C company.

Willbros Group Inc. is an independent contractor providing engineering and construction, facilities development, and operations services to the oil, gas, and power industries worldwide.