Static sealing products manufacturer Flexitallic and sealing technologies and engineered hoses distributor Sealex have centralised their operations in Aberdeen. Both companies are members of the FDS Group.
Houston Plating & Coatings is building an 80,000ft2 facility in Scott, Louisiana. Due for completion in June, the plant will provide a variety of corrosion-protection services including electroless-nickel plating and salt-bath phosphate and spray coatings, primarily for oilfield service machinery.
German steel piping procurement group Kürvers has opened a Johannesburg office, led by regional director Tim Booth, to service the burgeoning Sub-Saharan EPC market.
Omega Completion Technology’s new purposebuilt headquarters and manufacturing facility in Dyce, Aberdeen, was officially opened last month by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.
Raytheon Anschütz is expanding its presence in the US navigation systems market with the startup of operations in San Diego, California. Co-located at an existing Raytheon facility, the office will be headed by Frank Christophersen, newly appointed VP sales USA.
Craig Group chairman and managing director Douglas Craig reported ‘steady growth’ in 2011 across all its divisions. The Aberdeen headquartered, family-run shipping and energy services firm reported turnover of £111.9 million (up from £92 million the previous year)…
Captain Adarash Kumar (pictured) has been appointed group COO of Ezra Holdings, tasked with spearheading its expanding global operations. His successor as CEO of Emas Marine, the group’s offshore support services arm, is Robin Kirkpatrick (pictured), previously the division’s COO.
Andrew Hurst, professor of production geoscience at the University of Aberdeen, has been presented with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ 2012 Grover E Murray award for ‘distinguished and outstanding contributions to geological education’.
Bill Bayliss (pictured) has been appointed group chief executive of Viking Moorings, the mooring solutions provider which recently underwent a financial restructuring involving the existing shareholders. Bayliss, who is based at the company’s Aberdeen operations centre…
Boma Pepple (pictured) has been appointed operations director in the Xodus Group’s newly established office providing integrated integrated subsurface and surface services in The Hague. Pepple was previously MD of SGS Horizon’s Nigerian business…
Clark Carnes has been named as president of Knight Oil Tools International, with Doug Keller taking over as SVP and Nicholas Knight appointed VP.
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 (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 (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 has been named as CEO of the UK’s Energy Industries Council following Mike Major’s relocation to run the EIC Houston office.