Aberdeen-based drilling waste management specialist TWMA has opened a new manufacturing base in Houston on the back of recent contracts for its services from several US operators. Ian Nicolson, the company’s VP Americas, said the facility would…
Ulterra opened a stock point for its matrix and steel body PDC bits in Hammond, Louisiana, last month. Overseen by Rob Smith, and strategically located just 46 miles east of Baton Rouge and 58 miles northwest of New Orleans, the new facility will support Gulf Coast drilling operations.
Alasdair Buchanan (pictured) has been named as COO of Senergy and MD of its energy services division. The former senior director of strategy in Houston and UK VP for Halliburton takes over from Mike Bowyer, who has held the position…
Brian Russell and Dan Hampson were the inaugural honorees of the first Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) symposium, held in Calgary. They founded Hampson-Russell Software & Services, now a CGGVeritas company, in 1987.
Bruce Thames (pictured) has been promoted to SVP and COO at pipeline equipment and services supplier TD Williamson. He has 25 years’ international oil & gas industry experience and joined TDW in 2005, serving most recently as VP eastern hemisphere.
Jim Macklin (pictured) has been named VP projects and engineering at InterMoor, based in Houston. He joins from Helix Energy Solutions Group, where he was director of special projects.
ENSCO 8505, the sixth in a series of seven ultra-deepwater semisubmersibles, recently arrived in Texas for final trials before launching a two-year stint under contract to Anadarko, Apache and Noble Energy in the Gulf of Mexico. Russell McCulley was on hand in Corpus Christi…
In a perceptive and timely contribution to the ongoing Macondo debate, US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement director James Watson spelled out the key lessons learned from the disaster in a Houston Chronicle opinion piece last month…
Protective coatings specialist Hempel has centralized its global oil & gas sector activities in Houston. Dimitris Likouressis, group protective marketing manager, described this new center of excellence for the industry as ‘another milestone’ in Hempel’s aggressive global growth strategy.
Lafayette, Louisiana-based rental tools and fishing services company Knight Oil Tools is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Joe Miller (pictured) has been promoted to VP and GM of Greene’s Energy Group subsidiary Devin International. Based in Lafayette, Miller will oversee company management as well as sales efforts.
Mike Dushinske (pictured) has joined the Houston sales staff of Cuming and will focus his efforts on the corporation’s C-Float and C-Therm syntactic foam deepsea buoyancy and thermal insulation product lines.
Larry Burleson has been appointed director of business development for corporate services at Cudd Energy Services, tasked with building a global clientele for the company's integrated solutions. A 36-year petroleum industry veteran, he joins from Cudd Weir Seaboard, where he was VP sales.
Chris Reinsvold (pictured) joins Preng & Associates in Houston as an executive search consultant in its oilfield services & equipment practice. He was most recently CEO of Decision Strategies, having earlier worked for Shell, Baker Hughes, Smith International, IHS, Cera and AT Kearney.
Gil Howell has been appointed Dolphin Geophysical’s Houston-based manager of design, marketing and sales of NASA region multi-client 2D and 3D seismic surveys.