Knowledge Reservoir appointed Charles “Chuck” Severson, SPE, to the position of vice president, reservoir management. He will lead the company in all aspects of technical consulting and resourcing projects that deliver reservoir management solutions to its global client base. In addition, he will serve as the technical lead and QC manager for two of the company’s knowledge-base product lines. Severson joins the company from Hyperdynamics Corporation, where he was chief reservoir engineer, assessing prospects, projects, and assets in West Africa, Russia, Eastern Europe, and South America. Before that, he worked as an independent oil and gas consultant delivering projects in Alaska, Ukraine, Oman, Hungary, Russia, and Malaysia. Starting his career with Shell Oil, Severson subsequently worked for Arco in Alaska, the Middle East, and Central Asia as well as BP in Abu Dhabi. He earned a BS in geological engineering from the University of Arizona, Arizona School of Mines and his MS in petroleum engineering from the University of Houston.