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Bigger in Brazil

Jul 19, 2012

Aker Solutions is investing $100 million in a new multi-purpose service site in Macaé for its drilling equipment business in Brazil. The 335,000m2 development – eight times bigger than the company’s current facility in nearby Rio das Ostras…

Swire Oilfield Services

Jul 19, 2012

Swire Oilfield Services has officially opened two new plants in Brazil’s Macaé region. The first, a sling manufacturing facility, will produce a range of wire rope products including lifting sets for cargo carrying units (CCU) The second, a DNV 2…

Exmar team eyes first FLRSU

Jul 01, 2012

Wison Offshore & Marine, Exmar and longtime LNG consulting and engineering firm Black & Veatch have teamed up on what the companies promise will be the first floating LNG liquefaction, regasification and storage unit (FLRSU), to be installed 3km offshore Colombia…

Subsea separation success

Jun 26, 2012

FMC Technologies, flying high on two OTC ‘spotlights on technology’ this year for its advancements in the subsea separation arena, discussed the two projects – Marlim and Pazflor – that earned this recognition.The subsea oil-water separation…

Maca é MOVE

Jun 26, 2012

Maca é MOVE: The latest move in the three-year expansion plan of marine equipment rental and sales specialist Seatronics has been the opening a new office in Macaé. Mark Teles, US and Brazil regional VP, will lead the Brazilian team (pictured).

Valle Silencioso

Jun 26, 2012

Valle Silencioso, a company managed by Sophia Capital, now has a 95.8% stock holding in pipeline coatings and subsea thermal insulation specialist Socotherm following the acquisition of 50% of the outstanding shares of SO-4 Ltd from 4D Global Energy Investment…

Carlos Chagas de Oliveira promoted to GM of Greene’s Energy Group

Jun 26, 2012

Carlos Chagas de Oliveira, Jnr (pictured) has been promoted to GM Brazil of integrated testing, rentals and specialty services company Greene’s Energy Group, based in Macaé.

Aggreko

May 27, 2012

Temporary power specialist Aggreko has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of South American fellow traveler Companha Brasileira de Locacoes (‘Poit Energia’) for a cash consideration of £140 million and potentially…

Felipe Carvalho named Castrol Offshore’s sales manager in Brazil

May 27, 2012

Felipe Carvalho has been named as Castrol Offshore’s sales manager in Brazil. The company also added certified lubrication specialist Sean Komatinsky, a former US Coast Guard officer, to its regional team.

Conventional mooring in Brazilian depth

May 01, 2012

The water depth record for conventional mooring offshore Brazil was improved by another 12m – to 2027m – by InterMoor recently under its one-year mooring and positioning support operations contract with Shell using the mobile offshore drilling unit Noble Clyde Boudreaux (pictured)…

Caterpillar

Apr 28, 2012

Caterpillar’s new Piracicaba, Sao Paulo manufacturing facility has made its first deliveries to the burgeoning Brazilian offshore market: four Cat 3512 diesel electric propulsion gen sets to Navship, a local shipbuilder operated by Edison Chouest Offshore.

Torsten Marten new operations manager at NCS Survey

Apr 28, 2012

Torsten Marten (pictured) has taken up the new post of Brazil operations manager at NCS Survey, based in Rio. He joins NCS from Subsea 7, where he was a project surveyor on the Petrobras PRA-1 deepwater tie-in project.

Robust market and frontier locations boost salaries

Apr 01, 2012

Salaries for oil & gas industry engineers shot up over the past year, rising an average 6.1% across several professional disciplines, according to a new survey released by recruitment firm Hays.The average permanent salary across the survey's sample of 144…

Rolling in the deep

Apr 01, 2012

One portion of the Golden Triangle – the Gulf of Mexico – has slipped a notch in its dominance of the global deepwater play while activities in the other two corners – West Africa and Brazil – amped up. In addition, a new region has joined the report this year…

Branching Out

Mar 03, 2012

A technician works on a manipulator at Schilling Robotics’ new regional service and support center in Brazil. The 3000ft2 facility, on the FMC Technologies campus in Macaé, will provide spares, repair, technical training, equipment leasing and logistics management…

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