Offshore Africa News - page 132


Eddie Moore joins Zenith Oilfield Technology

Oct 12, 2012

Eddie Moore has joined Zenith Oilfield Technology, recently acquired by Lufkin Industries, as manager of sales and operations for the Middle East and Africa, working out of Oman. Peter Smith (pictured), previously with Weatherford, has…

Gertjan van Mechelen joins ERHC Energy as exploration manager

Oct 12, 2012

Gertjan van Mechelen has joined ERHC Energy as exploration manager. Previously with ConocoPhillips and TransAtlantic Petroleum, he will oversee the company’s Africa-focused exploration activities.

Jens Pace to become COO of African Petroleum

Oct 12, 2012

Jens Pace became COO of African Petroleum on 1 October. A geoscientist, he worked internationally for BP and its heritage company Amoco (UK) Exploration for over 30 years.

Pat Haggerty joins Modus Seabed Intervention

Oct 12, 2012

Pat Haggerty has joined Modus Seabed Intervention as head of projects, a newly created post. He was with Subsea 7 for seven years, latterly as Aberdeen-based GM of Europe & West Africa ROV operations in its iTech division, and prior…

Richard Jenkins joins Claxton Engineering as VP operations

Oct 12, 2012

Richard Jenkins has joined Claxton Engineering as VP operations. Previously with Hamworthy, Baker Hughes and Seaweld Engineering, he served most recently as Amec’s operations director for West Africa.

Restoring well integrity Congo-style

Oct 01, 2012

An innovative cased-hole expandable liner system has been deployed to repair casing corrosion in an offshore Congo well. Weatherford’s Scott Durment and Doug Farley explain why and how.Casing damage in older wells comes in many forms and from many sources…

Jubilee points way for Prosperidade

Sep 01, 2012

Anadarko Petroleum has taken on a challenging project with the Prosperidade development in Mozambique. But the company plans to draw on lessons from its involvement in Ghanas Jubilee field development to unlock Mozambiques huge gas resources…

Roomans returns to his roots

Sep 01, 2012

Seeking to bolster its engineering support capability for a growing DP3 hybrid vessel fleet, the Sea Trucks Group occupied smart new premises in Rotterdam earlier this year. For founder and chief executive Jacques Roomans the move might suggest a return to his roots but…

Topside travels

Sep 01, 2012

The North Sea platform reuse opportunity was exemplified by Perencos removal of the UK southern North Sea Welland 53/4a platform and the reappearance of its refurbished topsides earlier this year on another of the operators structures, Sanaga 01…

Subsea hardware spend rebounds

Aug 01, 2012

Oil & gas companies will spend roughly $135 billion on subsea hardware between 2012 and 2016, an increase of 14% over the preceding five-year period, according to a new report from Douglas-Westwood.Spending took a hit in 2010 and 2011 as the…

PSVM floater mooring

Jul 19, 2012

Mooring of the PSVM FPSO in 2000m of water in BP’s ultra-deepwater block 31 offshore Angola was completed recently by First Subsea. The double-hulled FPSO is a hub field development that will produce oil from the Plutao, Saturno, Venus and Marte fields…

Subsea separation success

Jun 26, 2012

FMC Technologies, flying high on two OTC ‘spotlights on technology’ this year for its advancements in the subsea separation arena, discussed the two projects – Marlim and Pazflor – that earned this recognition.The subsea oil-water separation…

Aker Solutions

Jun 26, 2012

Aker Solutions has agreed to acquire National Petroleum Services’ NPS Energy business unit, which employs approximately 900 people and provides well intervention services in the Middle East and North Africa.

Optimization Petroleum Technologies

Jun 26, 2012

Houston-based Optimization Petroleum Technologies (OPT) has named DeepDraft Energy as agent to sell and implement OPT’s PEOffice software suite throughout Africa, with an exclusive focus on Nigeria and Ghana.

Erik-Jan Bijvank appointed SVP UK and Africa at Stork Technical Services

Jun 26, 2012

Dave Workman has been appointed to the new position of COO and Erik-Jan Bijvank (pictured) as SVP UK and Africa at Stork Technical Services, based in Aberdeen. Workman served as CEO of the former RBG business, which Stork acquired in May 2011…

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