Offshore North America News


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.

Larraine Boorman

Mar 03, 2012

Albert Skiba has been appointed Gulf of Mexico VP for safety training and skills body OPITO International. Back at Aberdeen headquarters, Larraine Boorman (pictured) has taken over the OPITO reins from David Binnie.

Stephen Colville

Mar 03, 2012

Stephen Colville has been named as president of the International Association of Drilling Contractors following the retirement of Dr Lee Hunt.

The sun sets on a shady policy

Mar 03, 2012

It was supposed to be the renewable ‘green jobs success story’ to be emulated by the United States. President Barack Obama pilloried skeptical Americans with it on several occasions way before he took office. Obama may be the loudest but he is not the only megaphone social engineer politician…

Bromwich disputes drilling backlog

Mar 02, 2012

BOEMRE director Michael Bromwich vows that deepwater drilling will return to the US Gulf of Mexico in the coming months, marking a return of exploration all but shut down after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. But the oil & gas industry remains skeptical…

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