Alan Farquharson, SPE, was promoted to senior vice president–reservoir engineering and economics at Range Resources. In his new role, he will oversee the functions of corporate reservoir engineering and long-range planning. After joining Range in 1998, Farquharson served as manager and as vice president of reservoir engineering before being promoted to a senior management position in early 2007. Previously, he held positions with Union Pacific Resources, including engineering manager business development–international. Before that, Farquharson held various technical and managerial positions at Amoco and Hunt Oil. He holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Marc K. “Kevin” Fisher, SPE, was named executive vice president, global business development at Flotek Industries. Most recently, he served as the general manager of Halliburton’s Pinnacle division. Before Halliburton’s purchase of Pinnacle from Carbo Ceramics, Fisher served as Pinnacle’s president and chief executive officer and Carbo’s executive vice president. From 2000 to Carbo’s purchase of the company, he served in a number of roles at Pinnacle, from vice president of business development to president. Before that, Fisher spent seven years as the director of sales at ProTechnics. He began his oilfield career in 1979 as a field engineer at Halliburton, holding several positions there through 1993, including global marketing manager. Fisher is a member of the American Petroleum Institute and the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts. He holds three US patents and is the author of numerous professional monographs. He holds a BS in natural sciences from Cameron University and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School executive managers program.
George Everette King, SPE, was selected 2012 Houston Area Engineer of the Year (EOY). He was chosen by the Houston Engineers Week committee—a select group of past EOYs and other engineering industry representatives. King, who was the SPE Gulf Coast Section nominee, will be honored at the EOY banquet, the Houston Area Young Engineers dinner, and Houston Area Engineering Student Recognition luncheon. He is a registered professional engineer with more than 40 years’ experience since joining Amoco Research Center in 1971. His technical work has provided advances in foam fracturing, production from unstable chalk, underbalanced perforating, sand control reliability, and shale gas completions and fracturing. He has written 65 technical papers and was awarded the 2004 SPE Production Operations Award. After 37 years, he retired in 2008 from BP as a distinguished advisor and is currently Apache’s global technical consultant. He holds a BS degree in chemistry from Oklahoma State University, and a BS degree in chemical engineering and an MS degree in petroleum engineering, both from the University of Tulsa, where he also taught completions and workovers for 11 years as an adjunct professor.
Helmut Langanger, SPE, of Vienna, Austria, has joined the board of directors of Kulczyk Oil. He spent more than 35 years working at OMV, beginning in 1974 as a reservoir engineer. In 1989, he was appointed vice president, planning and economics for E&P and natural gas projects. From 1989 until his retirement in 2010, he headed OMV’s global E&P operations in various senior management positions. Langanger earned an MS degree in petroleum engineering from Mining University Leoben, Austria, in 1973 and an MA degree in economics from the University of Vienna in 1980.
Cary Moomjian, SPE, has formed CAM OilServ Advisors and will provide consulting, advisory, expert witness, dispute resolution, mediation, and related services to oil and gas and oilfield services companies. He will also provide legal services as Cary A. Moomjian Jr., PC. Moomjian served in executive positions in the drilling industry for 35 years, over half as vice president–general counsel for Santa Fe and Ensco. His experience also includes offshore construction, pipelaying, vessel charters, and shipyard contracts. He has also represented E&P companies, participating in many significant transactions for private and public companies from both a commercial and legal perspective. Moomjian earned a BA degree cum laude from Occidental College, Los Angeles, and a JD with distinction from Duke University School of Law.
Ralph Tijerina, SPE, has been promoted to vice president–safety and environmental at Range Resources, and will oversee the company’s safety and environmental effort. He is a certified safety professional with more than 30 years’ oil and gas industry experience, including nearly 20 years in the international arena. With numerous safety-related certifications from the American Society of Safety Engineers, Tijerina also serves as the chairman of the Marcellus Shale Coalition Safety Committee. He earned an MS degree magna cum laude in technology leadership and supervision–occupational technology from the University of Houston.