Western Geophysical, Houston, Tex., has named Mike McCormic vice president, marketing. He will be responsible for developing marketing and sales strategy, as well as worldwide account management.
McCormic began his career with Western Geophysical in 1964. He has held a variety of management positions in Western's field operations, data processing and multiclient program development/marketing, including manager of North America marine operations and consecutive positions as general manager of new ventures, Western Hemisphere, and Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. In 1997, McCormic transferred to Western Atlas as vice president of corporate business development.
Western Geophysical is a division of Baker Hughes Incorporated, a supplier of reservoir-centered products, services, and systems to the worldwide oil and gas industry, and a supplier of separation technologies to the worldwide process industries.
NetworkOil is building a local presence in key energy markets throughout North America. The company has announced the opening of a Traverse City Mich., office. NetworkOil is committed to directly supporting its marketplace participants. The company brings together companies and suppliers to conduct transactions in a neutral electronic forum.
Vance Querio, an oil and gas veteran with more than 23 years of experience, will head NetworkOil's Traverse City office. Prior to joining NetworkOil, Querio was the general manager for one of Chevron's operations in the Arabian Gulf. Before that, Querio was in Chevron's international upstream operations in various locations around the globe.
In addition to its Traverse City location, Houston-based NetworkOil now has offices in Dallas, San Antonio and Midland, Tex.; Lafayette, La.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Denver, Colo.; Bakersfield, Calif. and Calgary, Alberta.
NetworkOil is a premier, global Internet marketplace for petroleum services and new and used equipment. The electronic exchange provides a secure, neutral forum for conducting a variety of transactions, including requests for bid, auctions and reverse auctions.
Maurer Engineering Inc., Houston, Tex., has named Tom Williams vice president, marketing & business development.
Williams was previously with Westport Technology Center where he was director of business development since 1993. From 1989 to 1993 he served under President Bush in several key energy positions at the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Interior.
Maurer Engineering is a technology company that provides engineering services, computer software development, new product development and joint industry research, specializing in drilling and boring technology.
Halliburton Co., Dallas, Tex., has announced that Dick Cheney has resumed the role of chairman of the board, and, will also continue in his current position as chief executive officer. Joining Halliburton in 1995 as chief executive officer, Cheney served as chairman and chief executive officer from 1996 until the merger between Halliburton Co. and Dresser Industries, Inc. in 1998.
Cheney will succeed William (Bill) Bradford as chairman of the board of Halliburton. Bradford retired at the end of January after three decades of dedicated service to Dresser Industries and most recently Halliburton Co. Bradford served as chairman of the board and CEO of Dresser Industries from 1996 to 1998 and assumed the role of chairman of the board of Halliburton in 1998 following the merger between the two companies. Bradford joined Dresser in 1963 and advanced through several oilfield related positions through the years, including an overseas tour to England where he managed operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Cheney and Bradford were jointly instrumental in negotiating the merger between Halliburton Co. and Dresser Industries in 1998.
Halliburton Co. is a diversified energy services, engineering, energy equipment, construction and maintenance company.
Weatherford International, Inc., Houston, Tex., has named Bruce F. Longaker, Jr. and Curtis W. Huff executive vice presidents with new and expanded responsibilities.
Longaker is now executive vice president of Weatherford and president of Weatherford Global Compression Services. Longaker previously had been senior vice president and chief financial officer of Weatherford.
Longaker has been involved in the oil services industry for 22 years. Before joining Weatherford in April 1999 as senior vice president and CFO, he spent 18 years with Camco and Schlumberger. He has experience in all phases of the oilfield services industry.
Huff, who has been senior vice president and general counsel of Weatherford, is adding the responsibilities of chief financial officer (CFO) and will be an executive vice president of the company. Huff joined Weatherford in May 1998 as senior vice president and general counsel. Previously, he was a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and served as outside counsel to Weatherford and EVI, Inc. Huff has a strong legal and financial background in the oilfield services industry.
Weatherford also announced that Robert Stiles, formerly senior vice president of Weatherford and president of Weatherford Global Compression Services division, has left the company to pursue other interests.
Weatherford International, Inc. is a global provider of innovative mechanical solutions, technology and services for the drilling, completion and production sectors of the oil and gas industry.