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Claus Feyling

Feb 10, 2012

Claus Feyling has assumed the role of president of Cayman Islands-based Hercules International Holdings following the retirement of Don Rodney. Feyling previously served as Hercules Offshore’s VP, international business development.

Daniel Rabun

Feb 10, 2012

Daniel Rabun (pictured), chairman, president and CEO of Ensco has been elected 2012 chairman of the International Association of Drilling Contractors. David Williams, Noble’s chairman, president and CEO, was elected vice chairman.

Gordon Stevens

Feb 10, 2012

Gordon Stevens (pictured) has been appointed GM of CSA International’s Step (scientific tools & equipment pool) program developed to respond swiftly to a wide range of emergencies in the Gulf of Mexico and globally. He previously headed CSA’s Louisiana operations.

Ian Stokes

Feb 10, 2012

Ian Stokes has been named as CEO of the UK’s Energy Industries Council following Mike Major’s relocation to run the EIC Houston office.

John Bodin

Feb 10, 2012

John Bodin has been named as director of global business development of offshore mooring specialist Delmar Systems, based out of the company’s Houston sales/technical office.

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.

Mike Robertson

Feb 10, 2012

Mike Robertson (pictured) has been appointed development and operations manager of North Sea operator GDF Suez E&P UK. He joined the company in 2008, having previously held engineering and project management positions at both major service companies and operators including BP and Talisman.

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.

Umberto Vergine

Feb 10, 2012

Umberto Vergine has been appointed COO of Eni Gas & Power Division following Domenico Dispenza’s assignment to another post in the Italian group.

‘World first’ 10k drilling riser

Feb 10, 2012

The offshore engineering team at Aquaterra Energy is hailing the 10,000psi-rated, 20in ID full bore drilling riser it recently installed for Apache North Sea as a world first. Designed specifically for Apache to drill three subsea wells on the Bacchus field from the Rowan Gorilla VII…

Flowline installed

Feb 10, 2012

Mooring Systems’ 150t spooler for the BP Valhall flowline.Aberdeen-based Moorings Systems has completed the installation of a flexible export flowline to transfer water to a DP tanker at the BP Valhall platform complex in the Norwegian North Sea…

Maxing operational performance and safety

Feb 10, 2012

Marine technology developer Kongsberg Maritime is leading a new research project called ‘Situation Awareness and Decision Support Tools for demanding marine operations’ (SITAWARE), which kicked off on 2 February. Part-funded by the Norwegian…

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