Palantir Solutions Bolsters Team for Continued Growth in 2010

Palantir Solutions, which provides economic / planning consultancy and software to the oil and gas community, has announced a set of global appointments.

Steven King joins Palantir Solutions based out of the Houston office. King brings more than 30 years oil & gas industry experience, both onshore and offshore, having worked throughout the world. As a seasoned economic planning expert, he will help introduce Palantir's consultancy and software to North American independents -- predominantly those with shale gas interests.

Nickolai Pazin also joins Palantir Solutions in Houston. Pazin has spent his entire career in oil & gas economic and planning consultancy and software. He will focus on US regime fiscal modelling as well as applying his decision analysis experience to PalantirPS (portfolio services) specialist consulting. Pazin joins Palantir Solutions from family owned oil field services, Western Siberia where he was responsible for business planning. He was previously at Schlumberger where he held positions in fiscal modelling and product development following his time as analyst at American International Petroleum.

Purtini Joshi's proven track record in business development is set to bolster the growing Palantir Solutions presence in Asia and Australasia, based out of the Singapore office. Joshi will apply her experience and network of contacts in oil and gas and related sectors throughout the region to build on the existing Palantir consultancy and software client base. Joshi was previously business development manager for Satyam Computer Services and has built a career on exceeding sales targets and growing market share for software companies.

Canadian sales expert and corporate account manager Allison Cuppen joins the Calgary office of Palantir Solutions. Cuppen will assist the North American Sales team expand the customer base as well as managing a portfolio of existing oil & gas customers.

Jason Ambrose, CEO and co-founder, Palantir Solutions commented, "As is being widely reported, oil and gas companies are tightening their belts and many are using portfolio optimisation tactics which are Palantir's bread and butter. Both our consultancy and software has been honed to assist the oil and gas sector and its advisors make the right decisions at the right time. We envisage 2010 bringing greater demand for the specialist services we have to offer."