Offshore North America News - page 186

Do nanoplate surfactants hold the key?

Nov 01, 2012

Potentially game-changing research which seeks to unlock the potential of nanotechnology to help maximise production from oil wells and extend the life of mature fields is under way in the US under an ITF-funded laboratory-based particle research project…

TransCanada wins Topolobampo bid

Nov 01, 2012

Guadalajara construction | TransCanadaTransportadora de Gas Natural del Noroeste, a subsidiary of TransCanada, has entered a $1 billion deal with Mexico's Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to build, own and operate the El Encino-to-Topolobampo pipeline…

Drillers on road to recovery

Nov 01, 2012

Rising day rates and demand for drilling in deepwater environments are helping the offshore drilling sector recover from not just the global economic gloom of recent years but also the post-Macondo drilling moratorium in the US. According to…

FPSO tales of the unexpected

Oct 24, 2012

Floating systems consultant Peter Lovie offers his personal take on the debt crisis facing round FPSO pioneer Sevan and the unexpected challenges encountered by the US Gulf of Mexico's first FPSO .Sevan brought the first round FPSOs into operation…

Aimee Marsh is the new Energy Industries Council executive director

Oct 12, 2012

Aimee Marsh is the new Energy Industries Council executive director, North and Central America, based at the EIC Houston office. She previously worked for Canyon Offshore and Saipem America.

Alfonso Leon promoted to SVP and chief of staff at Apache

Oct 12, 2012

Alfonso Leon has been promoted to SVP and chief of staff at Apache. Brady Parish joined the company as VP investor relations.

Amy Myers Jaffe joins the University of California, Davis, as executive director of energy & sustainability

Oct 12, 2012

Amy Myers Jaffe has joined the University of California, Davis, as executive director of energy & sustainability in a joint appointment to the UC Davis Graduate School of Management & Institute of Transportation Studies. She has spent the past 16 years at Houston’s Rice University…

Ciaran O’Donnell appointed CEO of Flexlife

Oct 12, 2012

Ciaran O’Donnell has been appointed CEO of subsea project and integrity management specialist Flexlife. He was co-founder and CEO of CSL before its 2007 sale to DOF Subsea, remaining for three years afterwards mainly in the role of Atlantic region EVP.

Doyle Boutwell named manager at Greene’s Energy Group

Oct 12, 2012

Doyle Boutwell has been named as manager, technology and business development – rental & products, at Greene’s Energy Group, based in Houston. He was previously with Weatherford International as director of global quality and training, tubular running services.

Gregory Navarre steps up from COO to president of Horton Wison Deepwater

Oct 12, 2012

Gregory Navarre has stepped up from COO to president of Horton Wison Deepwater following the departure of Jim Maher to pursue other interests. Navarre previously served in various positions with Global Marine and Horton Wison Deepwater’s sister company Wison Offshore & Marine (USA).

Gretchen Watkins new Marathon Oil’s VP North America production operations

Oct 12, 2012

Currently VP of International Production Operations (IPO), has taken over from the retiring Jim Bowzer as Marathon Oil’s VP North America production operations. Mitch Little, Marathon’s Norway business manager, succeeds Watkins as VP international production operations.

Harold Kvisle steps up to president and CEO of E&P company

Oct 12, 2012

Harold Kvisle, a director of Talisman Energy, has stepped up to president and CEO of the Canada-headquartered E&P company following the departure of John Manzoni.

Mark Roberts promoted to EVP operations for Audubon Engineering

Oct 12, 2012

Mark Roberts has been promoted to EVP operations for Houston-headquartered Audubon Engineering. Roberts, a 30-year oil & gas industry veteran, will directly oversee the company’s operational business groups. He steps up from VP of Houston onshore, a post now occupied by Michael Northcott.

R Michael Haney joins Douglas-Westwood

Oct 12, 2012

R Michael Haney has joined Douglas-Westwood to head up its new office in Houston’s central business district. He was previously with Accenture, Arthur D Little and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Tom Trigg appointed global technical advisor for TWMA

Oct 12, 2012

Tom Trigg has been appointed global technical advisor for drilling waste management specialist TWMA, based at the company’s Houston office. He recently retired from ExxonMobil.

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