Offshore Middle East News - page 66


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…

Craig Muir

Mar 03, 2012

Craig Muir has been appointed MD of Petrofac’s engineering & consulting services business and will be based in the Sharjah office. Most recently Muir was Amec’s Abu Dhabibased EVP responsible for regional growth in the Middle East, Africa and the CIS.

Asian players land bigger fish

Mar 01, 2012

The mix of orders for all categories of drillings rigs continues, with Asia Pacific and Middle East shipyards and their overseas affiliates indicating a marked drift away from jackups and towards ever larger semisubmersibles and ultra-deepwater drillships…

Adarash Kumar

Feb 10, 2012

Captain Adarash Kumar (pictured) has been appointed group COO of Ezra Holdings, tasked with spearheading its expanding global operations. His successor as CEO of Emas Marine, the group’s offshore support services arm, is Robin Kirkpatrick (pictured), previously the division’s COO.

Danny Murray

Jan 10, 2012

Danny Murray (pictured) has been appointed to the newly created position of business development manager for the Middle East and North Africa at TWMA, which recently announced plans to set up a base in Dubai. He previously worked for R&M Energy Systems and Varco.

Rami Miled

Jan 10, 2012

Rami Miled has been appointed HB Rentals’ BDM for the Middle East and North Africa, based between the company’s facilities in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.

Vikas Shangari

Jan 10, 2012

Vikas Shangari has joined Stats Group as BDM for the Middle East. He was previously Qatar country manager for Hydratight. Aberdeen-based Stats is in the process of establishing a business unit in Doha, Qatar, and a branch in the UAE.

Compressors ease cementing load

Jan 10, 2012

Weatherford has taken delivery of the first ten of 14 Atlas Copco XAS 186 portable energy compressors ordered for Middle East cementing operations offshore and onshore. Eight of them feature special skid frames and additional ‘add ons’ specified…

Location, location, location

Dec 01, 2011

Offshore rig and vessel repair continues to produce attractive returns for yards that are well placed strategically and geographically. OE checks out the latest developments at two players – one in Bahrain, the other in Gibraltar – still relatively…

European gas: running on empty?

Oct 01, 2011

The big news coming out of Europe is that it is running out of money, but is Europe also running out of gas? Infield Systems' Peter Kiernan(left) and Dr Roger Knight discuss the future of Europe's gas supply in the light of the growing need to secure energy from Russia and the Middle East…

Excavating a path through Iraq's unexploded ordnance

Sep 01, 2011

Marin Subsea was called out recently for an operation central to allowing Iraq – the world's fifth largest holder of crude oil reserves – to properly exploit its estimated 143 billion barrels. David Morgan looks at how the job was planned and painstakingly executed…

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