Offshore North America News

Neil Poxon resigns from ITF to join PWAbsorbents

Sep 01, 2012

Neil Poxon has resigned as MD of global technology facilitator ITF to join US startup company PWAbsorbents as CEO.

Brendan Ryan named as COO of Utec

Sep 01, 2012

Chartered engineer Brendan Ryan has been named as COO of independent offshore survey company Utec, based in its Houston office.

Scott Laing joins Coretrax Technology

Sep 01, 2012

Scott Laing has joined Aberdeen-based Coretrax Technology as BDM. He was previously with MI-Swaco in Egypt.

Mike Chapman appointed a US sales agent by Sonardyne

Sep 01, 2012

Mike Chapman, founder of Duvall, Washington based Mecco, has been appointed a US sales agent by underwater acoustic positioning systems provider Sonardyne.

Elijio Serrano appointed SVP and CFO of Tetra Technologies

Sep 01, 2012

Elijio Serrano has been appointed SVP and CFO of Tetra Technologies. He joins the company from UniversalPegasus International and previously served in senior management posts with Paradigm and Schlumberger.

Canada Chips In

Aug 17, 2012

The Canadian government, through the Atlantic Innovation Fund, kicked in C$3.2 million to help fund an $8.5 million oil & gas industry research project to improve DP operations in ice. Led by the Centre for Marine Simulation (CMS), the five…

Enteq Upstream

Aug 17, 2012

Enteq Upstream has acquired KM Services and Pro-Flow Fabrication Technologies and will rebrand them Enteq KMS. The two companies, both based in Houston, supply machined and fabricated parts and products for directional drilling, mud motor and measurementwhile-drilling equipment…

David Keane appointed to a two-year term as chairman of America’s Energy Coast

Aug 17, 2012

David Keane, BG Group policy and corporate affairs VP, has been appointed to a two-year term as chairman of America’s Energy Coast (AEC) Industry Council, a Gulf Coast initiative of the American Wetland Foundation.

Richard Degner named Ernst & Young’s 2012 entrepreneur of the year in the Gulf Coast oilfield technology category

Aug 17, 2012

Richard Degner, president and CEO of Global Geophysical Services, was named Ernst & Young’s 2012 entrepreneur of the year in the Gulf Coast oilfield technology category. He was acknowledged for turning his vision of building a new geophysical company into a reality from the ground up…

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.

Marching to the wrong tune

Aug 17, 2012

During the last week of June in the US, anything that wasn’t ‘Obamacare’ didn’t get much news coverage. With that in mind, one had to wonder why ‘36 citizen organizations with more than 1.1 million combined members’ chose 27 June to release…

Upstream costs climb

Aug 01, 2012

High demand for goods and services helped push up building and operating costs for upstream oil & gas facilities over the six-month period covering 3Q 2011 to 1Q 2012, according to two IHS cost indexes. The IHS Upstream Capital Cost index rose 2…

Mexico's chief regulator hopeful despite disappointing bid round

Aug 01, 2012

Mexico's latest licensing round only the second in state oil company Pemex's long history, made possible by recent exploration & production contract reforms failed to draw a successful bid for the offshore blocks on offer. Russell McCulley talks to Juan Carlos Zepeda Molina…

Building a tour de force

Aug 01, 2012

CGGVeritas marine seismic operations have undergone a major modernisation programme and the introduction of new technology. Andrew McBarnet reviews progress.Something of a Gallic flourish can be detected about the CGGVeritas multi-client survey in the Keathley Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico…

Statoil sets sights on the Paleogene

Aug 01, 2012

Statoil may not have the biggest R&D budget, but company officials say the operator's technological track record on the Norwegian continental shelf will help it push recovery rates to new highs and create the first subsea factory, including seafloor separation…

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