Offshore North America News


Chris Reinsvold joins Preng & Associates

Apr 02, 2012

Chris Reinsvold (pictured) joins Preng & Associates in Houston as an executive search consultant in its oilfield services & equipment practice. He was most recently CEO of Decision Strategies, having earlier worked for Shell, Baker Hughes, Smith International, IHS, Cera and AT Kearney.

Gil Howell new manager of design & marketing and sales

Apr 02, 2012

Gil Howell has been appointed Dolphin Geophysical’s Houston-based manager of design, marketing and sales of NASA region multi-client 2D and 3D seismic surveys.

Tom Lennon new VP of PIDX International

Apr 02, 2012

Tom Lennon of Chevron has become a VP of PIDX International in Houston and will work closely with president Tony Aming. Suresh Rajamani, an IT specialist previously with GE Oil & Gas, has been appointed chair of the PIDX standards and guidelines committee.

Offshore drilling management: time to raise the game

Apr 01, 2012

In the aftermath of Macondo, the E&P industry is preparing to invest heavily in upgraded BOP equipment. For some drilling professionals, including Fraser Offshore’s Douglas Nunn, this is a questionable use of resources. ‘Hardware upgrades and…

Straight-through hot stab

Mar 03, 2012

Subsea connector specialist SECC Oil & Gas reports that a full-bore, straightthrough, pressure-balanced hot stab – hailed as an industry first – based on its patented technology is being specified for a series of subsea injection and pumping projects in the Gulf of Mexico…

FMC Technologies

Mar 03, 2012

FMC Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire control and automation system solutions provider Control Systems International (CSI). Founded in 1968, CSI is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, and has operations in Irvine, California…

Tenaris and CRC-Evans

Mar 03, 2012

Tenaris and CRC-Evans have entered into a commercial agreement to offer an integral package of tubular line pipe and welding technologies for offshore operations. The deal follows the technical cooperation agreement signed early last year, which…

Weir Group

Mar 03, 2012

Scotland’s Weir Group has acquired Novatech, a Dallas, Texas-based and family-owned manufacturer of well service pump valves and valve seats for upstream oil and gas applications, for $176 million.

Bill Stobaugh

Mar 03, 2012

Bill Stobaugh (pictured) has been promoted to EVP corporate planning & business development at Murphy Oil Corporation. He will continue to report to president and CEO David Wood. Tom Mireles moves up to VP in Stobaugh’s team.

Brian Moore

Mar 03, 2012

Brian Moore (pictured) has been appointed senior EVP North America for Superior Energy Services and will oversee the company’s completion and production service lines. From March 2007 until the merger between Complete Production Services and Superior…

Colin Erskine and Mike Grubb

Mar 03, 2012

Colin Erskine and Mike Grubb have been appointed global business director and technical manager, respectively, at Forum Subsea Technologies’ rental equipment and calibration services business unit, DPS Offshore.

Glynn Rhinehart

Mar 03, 2012

Glynn Rhinehart (pictured) has been named president of Fugro Chance, replacing Phil Stutes who has been promoted to Americas regional director of Fugro’s survey division. Dr Guy Oliver (pictured) has been named president of Fugro Robertson in Houston…

Jeffrey Soine

Mar 03, 2012

Jeffrey Soine is CEO and president of Houston-based Renaissance Offshore, recently started up with a $300 million equity commitment from Quantum Energy Partners to acquire and redevelop legacy oil producing properties in the shallow water Gulf of Mexico…

Joe Burkhardt

Mar 03, 2012

Joe Burkhardt will receive an OTC distinguished achievement award in Houston next month for leading the concept and system engineering of Exxon USA’s Subsea Production System (SPS), a groundbreaking shallow-water pilot program that was itself…

Joseph Devoltz

Mar 03, 2012

Joseph Devoltz (pictured) has joined Environmental Drilling Solutions in Lafayette, Louisiana, as HSE/QA manager. He was previously with MI-Swaco.

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