Offshore North America News - page 191

Gretchen Watkins recently took over as Marathon's VP North America production operations

Nov 10, 2012

Gretchen Watkins who recently took over from the retiring Jim Bowzer as Marathon's VP North America production operations.

John Stobart named EVP and COO at Transocean

Nov 10, 2012

John Stobart has been named EVP and COO at Transocean. He has been worldwide drilling manager for BHP Billiton Petroleum since 1994, serving in Australia, the UK and latterly Houston. Transocean has also appointed Ihab Toma as its EVP, chief of staff.


Nov 10, 2012

DHL has launched an Energy Center in Houston to showcase the logistics company's offerings in the E&P sector as well as addressing compliance and innovation testing. Steve Harley, energy sector president at DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation…

Forum Energy Technologies

Nov 10, 2012

Forum Energy Technologies has acquired Syntech Technology, a Lorton, VA-based manufacturer of syntactic foam buoyancy materials used for ROVs and other deepwater flotation applications. Cris Gaut, Forum's chairman and CEO, said the deal 'integrates an important part of the ROV supply chain'.

Reflex Marine

Nov 10, 2012

Reflex Marine has established a new accredited service centre (ASC) in Houston for its FROG and TORO personnel carriers.

API: U.S. voters favor more oil, gas development

Nov 08, 2012

Strong majorities of voters support increased access to domestic oil and natural gas resources, regardless of party affiliation, gender or age, according to a new Harris Interactive poll released by the American Petroleum Institute. 'Almost all voters agreed energy issues were important to them…

API congratulates Obama on election win

Nov 08, 2012

President Barack Obama, photo by Pete SouzaCalling energy ‘a big winner,' U.S. energy industry advocates API congratulated President Barack Obama on his re-election in an announcement on 7 November 2012.API president Jack Gerard said the…

Murphy hits oil at Dalmatian South

Nov 02, 2012

Noble Jim Day Murphy Oil has encountered oil shows at its Dalmatian South exploratory well DC 134-1 in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, partner Ecopetrol announced on 1 November 2012.The Colombian NOC said the discovery was confirmed by electric…

Gulf deeps on track for ‘new normal’

Nov 01, 2012

Burdened by high drilling costs, lower success rates and smaller discoveries relative to other regions, not to mention post-Macondo regulatory changes, the deepwater Gulf of Mexico will nevertheless draw $70 billion in investment over the next two decades…

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.

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