Offshore North America News

Dolphin Geophysical

May 27, 2012

Dolphin Geophysical has purchased the entire stock of US seismic processing software specialist Open Geophysical. OGI’s newly developed software is already being used on Dolphin’s Polar Duchess for real time quality control of acquired data and in the company’s new London processing centre.

Oceaneering International

May 27, 2012

Oceaneering International is investing $5 million in a 30,000ft2 expansion of its facilities in Morgan City, Louisiana.


May 27, 2012

Aberdeen-based drilling waste management specialist TWMA has opened a new manufacturing base in Houston on the back of recent contracts for its services from several US operators. Ian Nicolson, the company’s VP Americas, said the facility would…


May 27, 2012

Ulterra opened a stock point for its matrix and steel body PDC bits in Hammond, Louisiana, last month. Overseen by Rob Smith, and strategically located just 46 miles east of Baton Rouge and 58 miles northwest of New Orleans, the new facility will support Gulf Coast drilling operations.

Alasdair Buchanan new COO of Senergy

May 27, 2012

Alasdair Buchanan (pictured) has been named as COO of Senergy and MD of its energy services division. The former senior director of strategy in Houston and UK VP for Halliburton takes over from Mike Bowyer, who has held the position…

Brian Russell and Dan Hampson inaugural honorees of the first CSEG symposium

May 27, 2012

Brian Russell and Dan Hampson were the inaugural honorees of the first Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) symposium, held in Calgary. They founded Hampson-Russell Software & Services, now a CGGVeritas company, in 1987.

Bruce Thames promoted to SVP and COO at TD Williamson

May 27, 2012

Bruce Thames (pictured) has been promoted to SVP and COO at pipeline equipment and services supplier TD Williamson. He has 25 years’ international oil & gas industry experience and joined TDW in 2005, serving most recently as VP eastern hemisphere.

Jim Macklin named VP projects and engineering at InterMoor

May 27, 2012

Jim Macklin (pictured) has been named VP projects and engineering at InterMoor, based in Houston. He joins from Helix Energy Solutions Group, where he was director of special projects.

Cookie cutter approach pays drilling dividends

May 01, 2012

ENSCO 8505, the sixth in a series of seven ultra-deepwater semisubmersibles, recently arrived in Texas for final trials before launching a two-year stint under contract to Anadarko, Apache and Noble Energy in the Gulf of Mexico. Russell McCulley was on hand in Corpus Christi…

Macondo: the lessons we learned

May 01, 2012

In a perceptive and timely contribution to the ongoing Macondo debate, US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement director James Watson spelled out the key lessons learned from the disaster in a Houston Chronicle opinion piece last month…


Apr 28, 2012

Protective coatings specialist Hempel has centralized its global oil & gas sector activities in Houston. Dimitris Likouressis, group protective marketing manager, described this new center of excellence for the industry as ‘another milestone’ in Hempel’s aggressive global growth strategy.

Knight Oil Tools

Apr 28, 2012

Lafayette, Louisiana-based rental tools and fishing services company Knight Oil Tools is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Joe Miller promoted to VP

Apr 28, 2012

Joe Miller (pictured) has been promoted to VP and GM of Greene’s Energy Group subsidiary Devin International. Based in Lafayette, Miller will oversee company management as well as sales efforts.

Mike Dushinske joins Houston sales staff of Cuming

Apr 28, 2012

Mike Dushinske (pictured) has joined the Houston sales staff of Cuming and will focus his efforts on the corporation’s C-Float and C-Therm syntactic foam deepsea buoyancy and thermal insulation product lines.

Larry Burleson new director of business development

Apr 28, 2012

Larry Burleson has been appointed director of business development for corporate services at Cudd Energy Services, tasked with building a global clientele for the company's integrated solutions. A 36-year petroleum industry veteran, he joins from Cudd Weir Seaboard, where he was VP sales.

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