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Andrew Pfaff appointed Oilex's GM operations

Nov 10, 2012

Andrew Pfaff has been appointed Oilex's GM operations, based in India. The appointment will transition to full-time when project approvals for the firms Cambay JV are finalised. He was previously operations manager for Burlington Resources and ConocoPhillips in China.

Iain Stevenson joins DeepSea

Nov 10, 2012

Iain Stevenson has joined subsea engineering consultancy DeepSea in the role of Asia Pacific GM, based at the firm's Kuala Lumpur office. He was previously VP subsea business line at UniversalPegasus.

Michael Chia and Wong Kok Seng

Nov 10, 2012

Michael Chia and Wong Kok Seng have been appointed MD (marine) and MD (offshore), respectively, at Keppel Oil & Marine. Chia, who will oversee a division which includes Keppel Shipyard, Keppel Singmarine and other marinerelated overseas yards…

Subsea Service

Nov 10, 2012

Aker Solutions has established a subsea lifecycle service base in Labuan, Malaysia, to support installed and future Asia Pacific shallow and deepwater projects, starting with Murphy Sabah Oil's current Kikeh and upcoming Kikeh phase two…

GAC names Ekstrand group president

Nov 08, 2012

Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group has announced the appointment of Bengt Ekstrand as its new Group President.Ekstrand will take over in January 2013 from Capt. Lars Säfverström who has held the position since July 1998…

EMAS AMC wins S. Korean contract duo

Nov 08, 2012

EMAS has secured two contracts with South Korean clients worth a combined total of approximately US$200 million.EMAS' subsea division (EMAS AMC) was awarded an EPCIC contract in Asia by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd for the engineering…

New Beibu find for Roc Oil

Nov 06, 2012

Map of Beibu Gulf Roc Oil has struck multiple hydrocarbon pays in the Weizhou formation in the Beibu Gulf offshore southern China, the Australian explorer announced on 5 November 2012.The WZ6-12-A6 deviated step-out exploration well reached a total depth of 2…

Inpex ventures off India

Nov 06, 2012

Map of offshore block KG-DWN-2004/6 Inpex will return to India for the first time since 2008 after acquiring 26% interest in Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC)'s deepwater play in the Bay of Bengal, the company announced on 5 November 2012…

Reducing risk to maximize drilling performance

Nov 01, 2012

To meet drilling challenges, such as hole sections with long steep inclinations and severe doglegs, the keystone of a new drilling campaign offshore Thailand includes use of rotary steerable systems instead of the downhole motors traditionally used there…

Chor How Jat assumes role of acting MD of Keppel Shipyard

Oct 12, 2012

Chor How Jat, executive director of Singapore’s Keppel Shipyard has assumed the role of acting MD of the yard’s businesses and operations following the sudden death of Nelson Yeo.

Greg Hewitt becomes Asia Pacific region GM and John Hunter appointed project engineering manager

Oct 12, 2012

John Hunter has been appointed project engineering manager at Divex’s Westhill, Scotland headquarters. Greg Hewitt becomes the saturation diving systems supplier’s Asia Pacific region GM.

Julian Hammond promoted to CEO and president of Tethys Petroleum

Oct 12, 2012

Julian Hammond was promoted to CEO and president of Tethys Petroleum following the resignation of David Robson on health grounds. Peter Lilley took over as non-executive chairman.

Kevin Revere joins the Acteon group as VP

Oct 12, 2012

Kevin Revere has joined the Acteon group as VP, based in Kuala Lumpur. Previously VP operations in Wasco Energy’s pipe coating division, he will initially support Acteon’s Asia-based Cape business unit as it expands its subsea pipeline sector product and service offering.

Rahul Dhir steps down as MD and CEO of Cairn India

Oct 12, 2012

Rahul Dhir stepped down as MD and CEO of Cairn India, reportedly to pursue other business opportunities.

Shyamal Bhattacharya taken over as operations director at ONGC Videsh

Oct 12, 2012

Shyamal Bhattacharya has taken over as operations director at Indian state oil company subsidiary ONGC Videsh. An acknowledged authority on IOR, he once headed the Institute of Reservoir Studies in Ahmedabad.

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