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Nigel McKim, SPE, has been appointed nonexecutive director of the board for MX Oil. He was most recently the chief operations officer of Nobel Upstream, responsible for building a portfolio of assets in Texas, the UK, and Azerbaijan. McKim started his career as a reservoir engineer at Shell in Oman and has several years of experience in field development planning and production. He was the West Africa asset manager at Vitol Services, director of predevelopment at Hess Services, and subsurface manager for business development activities and the Liverpool Bay project at BHP Billiton. McKim holds a BSc in civil engineering from the University of Bristol and an MSc in petroleum engineering from Imperial College London.

Nishant DigheNishant Dighe, SPE, departed from his position as Panoro Energy’s president and chief operating officer at the end of November. He will continue as an adviser for a transitional period. In 2007, Dighe cofounded Pan-Petroleum, which led to the creation of Panoro. He has held several senior management positions, including chief executive officer (CEO) of African Energy Equity Resources and president Africa and CEO of Panoro. He has also worked at ExxonMobil, Marakon Associates, and Sasol. Dighe holds master’s degrees in chemical engineering and petroleum engineering from Imperial College London and an MBA from the University of Warwick.

Matt McIntoshMatt McIntosh, SPE, has been appointed a key account manager at Greene’s Energy Group. In his new role, he will establish and maintain relationships with the key clients of the company. Before this, he was the Chevron key account manager at FMC Technologies, responsible for developing and executing account strategies, managing regional account teams, and leading sales. McIntosh holds a BA in political science from Texas A&M University.

Mike BowmanMike Bowman, SPE, was appointed the chair of the petroleum engineering program at Texas A&M University at Qatar. In 2011, Bowman retired from BP as vice president of geoscience and subsurface description and became part-time professorial chair in development and production geology at the University of Manchester. He remains a visiting professor there. His areas of expertise are clastic reservoir systems for conventional and unconventional resources, subsurface uncertainty and risk management, and field development and production. Bowman holds a BSc in geology from the University of Leeds and a PhD in geology from the University of Sheffield.

Member Deaths

Lee A. Adams Jr., Houston, Texas, USA
S.C. (Sam) Berry, The Woodlands, Texas, USA
Tommy D. Bolin, Katy, Texas, USA
Jack E. Brown, Midland, Texas, USA
Birto R. Brumby, Houston, Texas, USA
Robert A. Cohan, Bakersfield, California, USA
Bruno Dangler, Voorburg, The Netherlands
Mike C. Dillingham, Bryan, Texas, USA
Robert L. Dekle, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Freelin D. (Darrell) Hamilton, Tyler, Texas, USA
Louis Eliphalet Harlan, Dallas, Texas, USA
J.D. Hicks, Farmington, New Mexico, USA
C.P. Hopcraft, Jenks, Oklahoma, USA
Fredrick V. Jones, Pinehurst, Texas, USA
William F. Kelldorf Jr., Tyler, Texas, USA
Bruce A. Kilgore, The Woodlands, Texas, USA
Thijs R. Kleinenberg, Houston, Texas, USA
L.F. (Len) Maier, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Ira A. Marshall Jr., Huntington Beach, California, USA
Jack Marshall, Montgomery, Texas, USA
Leland E. Moore, Washington DC, USA
James D. Murdoch Jr., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Alan Nickson, The Hague, The Netherlands
Oistein Nyberg, Los Gatos, California, USA
Frank Perkins Jr., Westlake, Louisiana, USA
Ronald J. Robinson, College Station, Texas, USA
William H. Silcox, Incline Village, Nevada, USA
John E. Stein, Denver, Colorado, USA
Shigeru Taguchi, Tokyo, Japan
B.H. Waychoff Jr., Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Joseph Zemanek Jr., Duncanville, Texas, USA
Lida M. Ziegler, Stevenson Ranch, California, USA