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NOV adds another piece to the production puzzle

Mar 01, 2012

National Oilwell Varco is looking to establish a major foothold in the flexible pipe business with the acquisition of Danish manufacturer NKT Flexibles, a joint venture between NKT Holding and Subsea 7 since 1999.The $670 million deal, announced early February…

A capacity to surprise

Mar 01, 2012

A rising tide of seismic demand has quite suddenly changed the conversation in the marine seismic community. Andrew McBarnet explains why.It’s amazing sometimes how quickly the clouds can clear. Just a month or two ago marine seismic companies were forecasting another flat year…

Midstream lifts M&A market

Mar 01, 2012

A robust mergers & acquisitions market in the latter half of 2011, particularly in midstream, bodes well for deal making in 2012, according to Deloitte's Center for Energy Studies. But world events could throw a wrench into the M&A machine, as Russell McCulley reports…

Risks require ‘holistic’ tack

Mar 01, 2012

Oil & gas companies today face a more complex and challenging risk environment than at perhaps any time in the industry’s history. And energy risks for both IOCs and NOCs will grow in size and inter-relatedness over the next several decades…

ROVs: going for growth

Mar 01, 2012

Barely recognizable from the Gulf of Mexico saturation diving company that emerged from a three-way merger back in 1969, Oceaneering is today in fully fledged dynamic growth mode. In the US, Russell McCulley looks at the company's plans to…

ABS

Feb 10, 2012

ABS concluded its acquisition of Safetec Nordic in January with a signing ceremony in Trondheim. ABS chairman Robert Somerville said the deal was an important step in equipping ABS Consulting to meet increasingly complex offshore challenges.

AGR

Feb 10, 2012

AGR’s Aberdeen-based consultancy division has doubled its manpower in the Falklands to supply a team to its well management division to work on the Leiv Eiriksson. Following a six-month recruitment drive, the company expected to deploy a 50…

Clover Tool Company

Feb 10, 2012

Clover Tool Company recently relocated its world headquarters to a new 10,000ft2 facility in Fulshear, Texas. President and CEO Don Clover said the new facility would ‘enable us to better serve both our specialty bolting and BOP test equipment customers and accommodate future growth’…

CSA International and EGS Survey Group

Feb 10, 2012

CSA International and EGS Survey Group have formed a new Houston-based joint venture company, EGS Metocean Sound Sciences (MSS), to provide metocean and acoustic monitoring services, including consultancy and the collection of high-quality data to assist in engineering…

Flexitallic

Feb 10, 2012

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

Feb 10, 2012

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.

Kürvers

Feb 10, 2012

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

Feb 10, 2012

Omega Completion Technology’s new purposebuilt headquarters and manufacturing facility in Dyce, Aberdeen, was officially opened last month by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

Petrofac and Schlumberger

Feb 10, 2012

The integrated energy services and production management divisions of Petrofac and Schlumberger, respectively, have signed a co-operation agreement under which they will establish a working relationship to deliver integrated and high-value production…

Raytheon Anschütz

Feb 10, 2012

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.

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