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Tendeka Appoints BD Manager for S. America

Feb 24, 2020

Tendeka has appointed a new business development manager for South America as the company increases its support for oil and gas operators in the region.Renato Barbedo will work with operators across the continent to deploy Tendeka’s broad range of products and technologies…

Alphabet Winds Down Makani

Feb 19, 2020

Alphabet, Google's parent company, announced that it is calling it quits on its efforts to build and monetize its Makani wind energy kites.Google acquired Makani, which developed airborne wind turbines and aimed to make wind energy more accessible and affordable…

Fugro: Offshore Market Grows Despite Concerns

Feb 19, 2020

The offshore oil and gas market continues to grow despite geopolitical developments and concerns over reduced global economic growth, said the Dutch multinational Fugro.'The outlook across Fugro’s market segments is positive as offshore wind…

TWMA Appoints Aslaksen as New CEO

Feb 19, 2020

Specialist drilling waste management company, TWMA, has announced the appointment of Halle Aslaksen as its new CEO.Aslaksen joins the Aberdeen-headquartered company from the Norwegian hydropower operator Småkraft, where he served as CEO. He…

CGG Officially Exits Seismic Data Biz

Feb 18, 2020

French-based geophysical services company CGG announced that it has completed the wind-down and exit from its land seismic data acquisition business after completing its last land seismic acquisition contract in Tunisia.Following on from the…

Canada Funds Refinance German OWF

Feb 18, 2020

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) has refinanced its minority interest in the 609MW Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farm complex in the German North Sea.Amsterdam Capital Partners (Amscap) advised CPP Investments on the EUR 510…

GE Appoints Grid Solutions Chief

Feb 18, 2020

GE Renewable Energy has announced that Heiner Markhoff has been named vice-president and CEO of Grid Solutions, effective March 20, 2020.According to a press release, Markhoff has a track record of growth, transformation and operational performance in diverse global businesses…

EU Clears OLT Takeover by SNAM and FSI

Feb 18, 2020

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of OLT Offshore LNG Toscana by SNAM and the UK’s First State Investments International (FSI), under the EU merger regulation.According to the Commission, OLT is active in the management of…

Transocean Drilling Revenues up at $792M

Feb 18, 2020

Transocean, the world's largest offshore drilling contractor, said that its total contract drilling revenues were $792 million (total adjusted contract drilling revenues of $839 million), compared with $784 million in the third quarter of 2019…

Sembcorp in Offshore R&D Pact with A*Star

Feb 18, 2020

The global marine and offshore engineering group Sembcorp Marine and Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) have agreed to deepen their research and development (R&D) collaboration for the offshore marine and clean energy sectors…

Endur Energy Solutions Goes Bankrupt

Feb 14, 2020

Stavanger-based offshore services provider Endur Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of Endur, will file for bankruptcy, on the back of weak results.The parent company Endur in the fourth quarter of 2019 reported a total turnover of NOK 122 million…

Norway: 20 Suppliers Bundled into New Company

Feb 13, 2020

North Sea private equity player, Hitecvision — the firm behind the rise of well-known E&P players and suppliers — has decided to bundle 20 of its oilfield suppliers into a well-capitalized industrial group with other-than-offshore aims.Hitec said the offshore suppliers would live on in a new…

Upstream Cuts 208 deals worth $156Bn in 2019

Feb 11, 2020

Upstream companies cut 208 deals worth $156 billion in 2019, with value up $26 billion year-on-year. However, the number of transactions was 40 percent below the five-year trend, pointed out latest report by Deloitte.That, combined with the…

Upstream Sector Leads O&A M&A in 2019

Feb 11, 2020

A latest research revealed that the upstream sector accounted for the bulk of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the global oil and gas industry in 2019, generating some high-value transactions during the process.According to GlobalData's theme report…

TechnipFMC to Take $2.4B Impairment Charge

Feb 11, 2020

Oilfield services provider TechnipFMC said on Monday that it expects to take asset impairment charges of $2.4 billion in the fourth quarter as producers cut spending due to lower prices for oil and gas. TechnipFMC also said it expects 2019 revenue to be near $13…

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