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The book of Xodus

Jul 09, 2010

The Xodus Group has achieved rapid growth since its three founding directors set it up as an independent consultancy in 2005. Now an international company, its employee base numbers 200 in the UK and 70 in Australia. Turnover in the 12 months to September 2009 was around £24 million…

Firms & Faces - OE July 2010

Jul 09, 2010

firmsAker Solutions subsidiary STEP Offshore has been awarded exclusive rights to sell Derrick Equipment's solids control equipment and related products in Europe. The agreement is valid for capital equipment such as shale shakers, mud cleaners…

Firms & Faces - OE June 2010

Jun 10, 2010

firmsHouston-based Deep Down is acquiring offshore industry syntactic foam flotation products and insulation materials provider Cuming. Total price for the acquisition including the assumption of certain liabilities is $50 million.The newly…

Deepwater poised for fast recovery

May 20, 2010

Two recently published reports point to a speedy recovery for offshore E&P. The deepwater sector of the oil & gas business should recover quickly from the economic downturn and resume the growth the sector enjoyed before the recession, suggests a new report from Douglas-Westwood…

Products in review / May 2010 OE

May 20, 2010

Improving data integrationLandmark has developed a new integrated, asset-level production operations and optimization workflow solutions program called DecisionSpace for Production. The software is deployed in several deepwater FPSO environments…

Virginia sale to test Atlantic interest

May 20, 2010

The scheduled 2012 lease sale offshore Virginia will proceed, even without the environmental impact studies necessary to allow oil & gas exploration in place, according to MMS director Liz Burnham.The sale – the first on the US Atlantic OCS…

Driving systemic change

May 20, 2010

‘It seems the world is feeling better,’ observed Talisman Energy president and CEO John Manzoni, striking an optimistic note in his keynote speech at the recent IP dinner in London. But, he wondered, is the oil & gas industry ready to drive…

Products in review / April 2010 OE

Apr 05, 2010

Rotary steerable successBaker Hughes deployed its AutoTrak rotary steerable system to successfully drill four directional wells in the Gulf of Mexico’s South Timbalier area, including one well that reached total depth nearly five days ahead of schedule…

People and Places in the news / April 2010 OE

Apr 05, 2010

firms . . .Remedial Offshore has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, allowing the company to continue to operate its facilities and offices in the ordinary course of business. Remedial will use the financing to increase working capital…

Bucking the trend

Mar 04, 2010

Deliberately designing pipelines to buckle – but in a controlled manner – is the Safebuck joint industry project team’s recommended solution to today’s ever more challenging deepwater pipeline requirements. And with most of the major operators already signed up for the JIP’s third and final phase…

Carry on producing

Mar 03, 2010

With an offshore network of over 7000 production platforms, 180,000km of pipelines and 40,000 producer wells already installed, the global offshore operations & maintenance market could be worth more than $330 billion over the next five years - and…

Banking on offshore

Mar 03, 2010

With the offshore wind sector already garnering government support and increasingly piquing the interest of the private sector, the banking sector will become progressively more involved in this industry as installed capacity grows and market share increases…

People and Places in the news / March 2010 OE

Mar 02, 2010

Paal Kibsgaard has been appointed COO of Schlumberger, taking responsibility for the dayto- day management of all the company’s worldwide operations in addition to its technology organization, including engineering, manufacturing and product development…

NOCs maintain recruitment tempo

Feb 09, 2010

Two very different reactions were apparent in the latest Schlumberger Business Consulting’s annual benchmark survey of oil and gas engineer recruitment, unveiled in Paris at the energy sector management consultant’s human resources summit for energy leaders from some 60 companies…

Growing the 'silicon seafloor'

Jan 06, 2010

It's been a year since FMC Technologies acquired a 45% stake in Schilling Robotics for $116 million, with an option to take full ownership of the ROV specialist by 2013. Russell McCulley talks to Schilling Robotics founder Tyler Schilling and…

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