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René Kofod-Olsen appointed CEO of Topaz Energy & Marine

Aug 17, 2012

René Kofod-Olsen has been appointed CEO of Dubai-headquartered offshore support vessel fleet operator Topaz Energy & Marine, which serves primarily in the MENA and Caspian regions. He was previously with Svitzer and the AP Møller-Maersk Group.

Stuart Bell appointed MD of Dron & Dickson

Aug 17, 2012

Stuart Bell has been appointed MD of the newly established UAE office of hazardous area electrical equipment supplier Dron & Dickson.

Zalmay Khalilzad appointed to the board of Tethys Petroleum

Aug 17, 2012

Zalmay Khalilzad, a former US ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq, has been appointed to the board of Tethys Petroleum. Tethys has interests in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

René Kofod-Olsen appointed CEO of OSV

Jul 19, 2012

René Kofod-Olsen has been appointed CEO of OSV fleet operator Topaz Energy & Marine. He joins from the AP Møller-Maersk Group.

Dron & Dickson

Jul 19, 2012

Hazardous area electrical equipment specialist Dron & Dickson has established a new base in Dubai, headed up by newly appointed managing director Stuart Bell.

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.

Smit Lamnalco

Jun 26, 2012

Following the 2011 acquisition of Smit’s terminal and anchor handling tug supply activities by Lamnalco, the marines services group has been officially rebranded Smit Lamnalco. Chief executive Daan Koornneef said the new identity reflected the…

Topaz Energy & Marine

Jun 26, 2012

UAE-based Topaz Energy & Marine has signed phase one of a US$ 330 million loan agreement with a syndicate of banks towards the refinancing of some of its existing loans. As well as extra liquidity, the deal paves the way for new investments in Topaz’s offshore support vessel operations.

Shah Deniz 2 raises Caspian profile

May 01, 2012

The land-locked Caspian Sea returned to offshore industry centre-stage last month with BP’s confirmation that front end engineering and design had begun for stage two of the huge Shah Deniz gas field development. Terry Knott reports.The Shah Deniz consortium…

Soaring oil price flags China’s path

May 01, 2012

The reigning and the emerging superpower are marching to their own beats, both of them in the process of long impact government elections and transitions. How the two countries handle themselves will affect the lives of millions, many beyond their borders…

Ali Al Hauwaj exploration new manager for Dragon Oil

Apr 28, 2012

Ali Al Hauwaj has been appointed exploration manager for Caspian player Dragon Oil. He previously served Saudi Aramco for over 30 years, the last seven as exploration department manager. Thor Haugnaess, previously with Schlumberger, has been named an independent nonexecutive director Dragon Oil.

Yasser Mufti named Saudi Arabia governor for Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

Apr 28, 2012

Yasser Mufti (pictured) has been named Saudi Arabia governor for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. He replaces Majid al-Moneef, a candidate to succeed Abdalla Salem el-Badri as Opec secretary general later this year.

A knotty problem put to the sword

Apr 02, 2012

Iran is a problem that can be resolved as Alexander the Great solved the Gordian knot – whatever cannot be untied can be cut. Although a sudden and catastrophic event, buoyed by headlines, may push the price of oil to over $150, measures already taken will settle the situation relatively quickly…

Richard Jackson new sales manager of Asia Pacific

Apr 02, 2012

Richard Jackson (pictured), previously Wireline Engineering’s sales manager for Europe, has relocated from Aberdeen to Abu Dhabi to take over as the firm’s Asia Pacific divisional sales manager.

A knotty problem put to the sword

Apr 01, 2012

Iran is a problem that can be resolved as Alexander the Great solved the Gordian knot – whatever cannot be untied can be cut. Although a sudden and catastrophic event, buoyed by headlines, may push the price of oil to over $150, measures already taken will settle the situation relatively quickly…

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