Offshore North America News


Houston Plating & Coatings

Feb 10, 2012

Houston Plating & Coatings is building an 80,000ft2 facility in Scott, Louisiana. Due for completion in June, the plant will provide a variety of corrosion-protection services including electroless-nickel plating and salt-bath phosphate and spray coatings, primarily for oilfield service machinery.

Raytheon Anschütz

Feb 10, 2012

Raytheon Anschütz is expanding its presence in the US navigation systems market with the startup of operations in San Diego, California. Co-located at an existing Raytheon facility, the office will be headed by Frank Christophersen, newly appointed VP sales USA.

Clark Carnes

Feb 10, 2012

Clark Carnes has been named as president of Knight Oil Tools International, with Doug Keller taking over as SVP and Nicholas Knight appointed VP.

Claus Feyling

Feb 10, 2012

Claus Feyling has assumed the role of president of Cayman Islands-based Hercules International Holdings following the retirement of Don Rodney. Feyling previously served as Hercules Offshore’s VP, international business development.

Daniel Rabun

Feb 10, 2012

Daniel Rabun (pictured), chairman, president and CEO of Ensco has been elected 2012 chairman of the International Association of Drilling Contractors. David Williams, Noble’s chairman, president and CEO, was elected vice chairman.

Gordon Stevens

Feb 10, 2012

Gordon Stevens (pictured) has been appointed GM of CSA International’s Step (scientific tools & equipment pool) program developed to respond swiftly to a wide range of emergencies in the Gulf of Mexico and globally. He previously headed CSA’s Louisiana operations.

John Bodin

Feb 10, 2012

John Bodin has been named as director of global business development of offshore mooring specialist Delmar Systems, based out of the company’s Houston sales/technical office.

Kevin Reinhart

Feb 10, 2012

Kevin Reinhart, EVP and CFO of Canada’s Nexen, has been appointed interim president and CEO following the sudden departure of Marvin Romanow last month. Gary Nieuwenburg, EVP of Canada, has also left the company.

Mark Denkowski

Feb 10, 2012

Mark Denkowski (pictured) has been promoted from MD to VP accreditation and certification programs at the International Association of Drilling Contractors. He joined the IADC last year following a 30-year drilling industry career that included working offshore for Smedvig Asia…

Martin Craighead

Feb 10, 2012

Martin Craighead (pictured) formally assumed the mantle of Baker Hughes’ president and CEO last month, taking over from Chad Deaton who remains chairman. Craighead, whose tenure with the company dates back to 1986, previously served as president and COO.

Nicolas Phillips

Feb 10, 2012

Dr Nicolas Phillips has been named as head of marketing, technology and key accounts at Clariant Oil Services, based at the company’s Houston headquarters. Before joining Clariant two years ago to run the oil services business line’s marketing…

R Brian Hanson

Feb 10, 2012

R Brian Hanson (pictured) succeeded Robert Peebler as CEO of ION Geophysical last month, adding to the role of president he assumed last August when the company announced a planned leadership transition. Peebler became ION’s executive chairman on 1 January.

DECC and Macondo – time for change

Feb 01, 2012

The Deepwater Horizon went to its grave on 22 April 2010 taking eleven men with her. In the two years since, the disaster has been investigated and reviewed by several august panels and consultants in the US at the behest of the Obama administration…

Making a space-age splash

Feb 01, 2012

When the oil & gas community looks to the aeronautical industry it's usually for technological inspiration. Now offshore training is entering the space age too, courtesy of a recent deal brokered by defense specialist Raytheon that will enable…

Dresser-Rand

Jan 10, 2012

Rotating equipment supplier Dresser-Rand has opened a new 8,700ft2 facility in Houston dedicated entirely to training employees and clients to better service equipment in the field.

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