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Sunday, 01 April 2012 00:00

A knotty problem put to the sword

Iran is a problem that can be resolved as Alexander the Great solved the Gordian knot – whatever cannot be…
Published in OE: 2012 / April
Saturday, 03 March 2012 14:48

Craig Muir

Craig Muir has been appointed MD of Petrofac’s engineering & consulting services business and will be based in the Sharjah…
Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00

Asian players land bigger fish

The mix of orders for all categories of drillings rigs continues, with Asia Pacific and Middle East shipyards and their…
Published in OE: 2012 / March
Friday, 10 February 2012 11:04

Adarash Kumar

Captain Adarash Kumar (pictured) has been appointed group COO of Ezra Holdings, tasked with spearheading its expanding global operations. His…
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 11:24

Danny Murray

Danny Murray (pictured) has been appointed to the newly created position of business development manager for the Middle East and…
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 11:14

Rami Miled

Rami Miled has been appointed HB Rentals’ BDM for the Middle East and North Africa, based between the company’s facilities…
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 11:09

Vikas Shangari

Vikas Shangari has joined Stats Group as BDM for the Middle East. He was previously Qatar country manager for Hydratight.…
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 09:58

Compressors ease cementing load

Weatherford has taken delivery of the first ten of 14 Atlas Copco XAS 186 portable energy compressors ordered for Middle…
Thursday, 01 December 2011 17:48

Location, location, location

Offshore rig and vessel repair continues to produce attractive returns for yards that are well placed strategically and geographically. OE checks out…
Published in OE: 2011 / December
Saturday, 01 October 2011 12:59

European gas: running on empty?

The big news coming out of Europe is that it is running out of money, but is Europe also running…
Published in OE: 2011 / October
Marin Subsea was called out recently for an operation central to allowing Iraq – the world's fifth largest holder of…
Published in OE: 2011 / September
Thursday, 01 September 2011 13:28

Ambitious Iraqi oil targets in doubt

Iraq's large oil-production potential could put it in a position to vie for leadership with Saudi Arabia in the world…
Published in OE: 2011 / September
Saturday, 30 April 2011 19:00

Future focus

For Fluor, America is only one land of opportunity. Recent contract wins for work offshore Australia, Southeast Asia and the…
Published in OE: 2011 / May
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 18:00

Repositioned for recovery

Companies across the offshore supply spectrum used the recent downturn to take stock – either out of necessity or for…
Published in OE: 2011 / February
Thursday, 30 December 2010 18:00

Rig market - December 2010

Worldwide utilization for the mobile offshore drilling fleet averaged 72% over the last month. Of late the global utilization rates…
Published in OE: 2010 / December