Stewart Maxwell, SPE, was appointed technical director of Aquaterra Energy. He will be responsible for riser systems, offshore structures, and hydraulic systems, based at the company’s Norwich, UK, office. His global oil and gas industry career includes positions in Asia Pacific and the UK. He spent 13 years with the Acteon Group of companies, first within UWG, where he advanced from senior design engineer to technology manager for risers, and finally to regional manager for the company’s Asia Pacific operations. He then moved within the group to 2H when the companies merged and took on the role of regional director of Asia Pacific and then global manager of conductor systems. He also worked at Nio Petroleum and Enquest as well as his own engineering consultancy in riser and conductor analysis, well integrity, and project management. Maxwell earned an honors (BS) BEng in mechanical engineering from the University of Aberdeen.