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.