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Jul 19, 2012

Penspen plans to open an office in Mexico City, its third base in Mexico after Ciudad de Carmen and Comalcalco. Headed up by Mauricio Moreno Ramirez, the new office will focus on pipeline maintenance, performance improvement of existing oil & gas infrastructure, and training.

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…

Tenaris and Simas

Jul 19, 2012

Tenaris and Simas have signed a strategic agreement to supply state-of-the-art hot induction bends to the offshore industry. Through alliances with key vendors – such as the recent agreement signed with CRC Evans – Tenaris is looking to offer a one-stop-shop solution…

Weatherford International

Jul 19, 2012

Weatherford International has completed the acquisition of completion tools specialist Petrowell. The two companies have been aligned in a global partnership to develop and commercialize ‘game-changing technologies’ since 2008.

WGP Survey

Jul 19, 2012

The WGP Group has signed a new joint venture agreement with P-Cable 3D Seismic for the commercialisation of its new, patented High Resolution 3D seismic technology. The JV will trade as WGP Survey.

Open markets key to stability

Jul 01, 2012

Open markets can be a powerful ally for a world seeking to manage short-term disruptions to energy supply and meet long-term demand, BP group chief executive Bob Dudley declared at the June launch of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy…

US exploration spending, reserves rebound

Jul 01, 2012

The US oil & gas industry grew across several categories in 2011, including a 38% increase in exploration and development spending, according to new analysis from Ernst & Young. Russell McCulley reports.While total capital expenditures among…

Rig market

Jul 01, 2012

OE's analysis of current rig market data is updated monthly using statistics provided by Rigzone.comUtilization for the worldwide competitive mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) fleet remains steady at 86%.Although demand for all rig types has grown by 57 rigs over the last twelve months…

Working out worst-case discharges

Jul 01, 2012

Regulatory enhancements prompted by the macondo disaster now require operators to submit a worst-case discharge (WCd) scenario report prior to obtaining a drilling permit in US offshore fields. How to model WCd for offshore wells in compliance…


Jun 26, 2012

ABB’s former Commerce Street site in Aberdeen has relocated to Altens to become the group’s UK base for oil & gas, marine and turbocharger service and spare parts as well as strengthening its consultancy organisation. ABB said it planned to…


Jun 26, 2012

The new Offshore Technical Committee of ABS held its first meeting in Houston last month, with CTO Todd Grove enthusing afterwards that the class society had ‘made an excellent decision’ in separating the marine and offshore groups to concentrate…

Aker Solutions

Jun 26, 2012

Aker Solutions has agreed to acquire National Petroleum Services’ NPS Energy business unit, which employs approximately 900 people and provides well intervention services in the Middle East and North Africa.


Jun 26, 2012

CTC Marine Projects, Trico Offshore and Deep Ocean AS, all subsidiaries of Norway’s DeepOcean Group Holding, have been rebranded DeepOcean. ‘The move is more than a name change,’ said group CEO Bart Heijermans. ‘We will operate as one company…


Jun 26, 2012

The new Hydro-Ram yard facility opened by IHC Merwede in Broussard, Louisiana, will also serve as the Dutch group’s North America regional office for the piling markets. The facility will house a large rental fleet, maintenance operation and…

JDR Cables

Jun 26, 2012

High-performance subsea cables and umbilical systems supplier JDR Cables has completed its £30 million investment in its state-of-theart UK manufacturing plant in Hartlepool (OE September 2009). JDR, the UK’s sole supplier of sub-sea array cable…

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