Offshore North America News - page 282

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…


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.

Petrofac Training Services

Jan 10, 2012

Petrofac Training Services and Raytheon Technical Services are partnering to deliver highconsequence training to the offshore oil & gas industry at NASA’s Johnson Space Center underwater training facility.

Frederic Castrec

Jan 10, 2012

Frederic Castrec has taken over as MD of welding specialist Serimax. He replaces David Williams, who continues with the Vallourec subsidiary as a consultant on strategic projects. Castrec joined Serimax in 1996 as a welding engineer, later becoming the firm’s COO.

Nancy Bowers

Jan 10, 2012

Dr Nancy Bowers (pictured) has joined Fugro Gravity & Magnetic Services as senior geophysicist, based in Houston and responsible for gravity and magnetic data sales. Bowers previously owned and operated Subsurface Interpretation Services.

Pete Connors

Jan 10, 2012

Pete Connors has been named as offshore energy global product leader at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and will oversee its offshore business worldwide. He most recently served as president and CEO of Zurich Global Energy, the international arm of Zurich North America’s energy operations.

Susan Cunningham

Jan 10, 2012

ALL RHODES LEAD TO . . .: Susan Cunningham (pictured), SVP worldwide exploration at Noble Energy, received the Rhodes Petroleum Industry Leadership Award in Houston last month. It was one of six awards presented by the Petroleum Division…

Tapping hot, and cold, spots

Dec 01, 2011

With 2011 drawing to a close, it's time for OE to look afresh at the world's emerging hot spots. One of those generating the most interest, if not the most dollars yet, is also the coldest: the Arctic. Jennifer Pallanich asks a cross-section…

Rig building writ large

Dec 01, 2011

Despite a brief interruption post-Macondo, the rig newbuilding boom that started in 2005 is gathering momentum. Jennifer Pallanich talks to IHS about the latest trends in the drilling contractor market.One of the trends that Tom Kellock, Houston's head of consulting for IHS Petrodata…

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