Offshore North America News - page 199


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…

Arctic aspirations

Mar 02, 2012

In a world where two things are certain – death and taxes – Arctic exploration does offer a certain amount of certainty: just a little bit of information can completely alter the way the industry views a specific Arctic area. Industry leaders…

Is 'Obamatorium' killing the US Gulf?

Mar 02, 2012

The 'Obamatorium' – what Ron Neal, the co-founder and co-owner of Houston Energy calls the continuing de facto drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico – is only one component of the political risk that has arisen in what was once a thriving oil & gas activity center…

A capacity to surprise

Mar 01, 2012

A rising tide of seismic demand has quite suddenly changed the conversation in the marine seismic community. Andrew McBarnet explains why.It’s amazing sometimes how quickly the clouds can clear. Just a month or two ago marine seismic companies were forecasting another flat year…

The sun sets on a shady policy

Mar 01, 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…

Macondo comes to court

Mar 01, 2012

In the run up to the Macondo trial, which was to begin in Louisiana late last month, the federal judge hearing the case ruled contracts between well operator BP and its contractors – including Transocean and Halliburton – indemnified the contractors…

Heading for the deeps

Mar 01, 2012

Saipem's new pipelay giant Castorone, currently under construction at Keppel shipyard in Singapore, will replace the veteran Castoro Sei as the contractor's flagship vessel for laying large diameter pipelines and serving the growing deep- and ultra-deepwater markets…

Midstream lifts M&A market

Mar 01, 2012

A robust mergers & acquisitions market in the latter half of 2011, particularly in midstream, bodes well for deal making in 2012, according to Deloitte's Center for Energy Studies. But world events could throw a wrench into the M&A machine, as Russell McCulley reports…

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