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Bill Walkingshaw appointed GM of QTEC International

Aug 17, 2012

Bill Walkingshaw has been appointed GM of Aberdeen-based QTEC International. He joins the company, which provides fluid-handling and containment services on drilling installations, from TWMA.

Choo Chiau Beng and Loh Chin Hua appointed to the board of KrisEnergy

Aug 17, 2012

Choo Chiau Beng and Loh Chin Hua, respectively CEO and CFO of Keppel Corporation, have been appointed to the board of KrisEnergy as non-executive directors. The appointments follow Keppel’s purchase of a further $115 million worth of…

Datuk Mohd Anuar new head of Petronas’ upstream development and production division

Aug 17, 2012

Datuk Mohd Anuar is the new head of Petronas’ upstream development and production division, responsible for the division’s activities in Malaysia as well as in 23 countries worldwide. Anuar, who joined Shell in 1990 and served most recently as VP Malaysia…

David Keane appointed to a two-year term as chairman of America’s Energy Coast

Aug 17, 2012

David Keane, BG Group policy and corporate affairs VP, has been appointed to a two-year term as chairman of America’s Energy Coast (AEC) Industry Council, a Gulf Coast initiative of the American Wetland Foundation.

David Stephen appointed GM Europe-Africa for Positioneering

Aug 17, 2012

David Stephen has been appointed GM Europe-Africa for Positioneering, an Aberdeen startup company providing GNSS-based positioning services for the offshore market. He joins from Specialist Subsea Services where he was GM of the Caledonian-Geotech division…

Hatem Speta joins Expro International as Middle East product manager

Aug 17, 2012

Hatem Speta, a well test specialist recruited from Schlumberger, has joined Expro International as Middle East product manager. Expro also recently appointed Ossama Amin, previously with Geoservices, as its MENA early production facilities manager.

John Shaw appointed MD of First Subsea

Aug 17, 2012

John Shaw has been appointed MD of subsea connector specialist First Subsea. He joined the company in 2011 as global operations director, having previously headed up the engineered products group at Trelleborg Offshore.

Martin Grant elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Aug 17, 2012

Martin Grant, CEO of Atkins’ energy business, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his ‘outstanding contribution to the energy sector’.

Nabil Alalawi joins the Camcon board

Aug 17, 2012

Nabil Alalawi, co-founder of Al Mansoori Specialized Engineering, has joined the Camcon board as a non-executive director. Since October 2010 Al Mansoori has had the rights to sell, install and support Camcon Oil products throughout the Middle East…

René Kofod-Olsen appointed CEO of Topaz Energy & Marine

Aug 17, 2012

René Kofod-Olsen has been appointed CEO of Dubai-headquartered offshore support vessel fleet operator Topaz Energy & Marine, which serves primarily in the MENA and Caspian regions. He was previously with Svitzer and the AP Møller-Maersk Group.

Richard Degner named Ernst & Young’s 2012 entrepreneur of the year in the Gulf Coast oilfield technology category

Aug 17, 2012

Richard Degner, president and CEO of Global Geophysical Services, was named Ernst & Young’s 2012 entrepreneur of the year in the Gulf Coast oilfield technology category. He was acknowledged for turning his vision of building a new geophysical company into a reality from the ground up…

Steve Moir named as North Sea technical sales manager for Peak Well Systems

Aug 17, 2012

Steve Moir has been named as North Sea technical sales manager for downhole tool provider Peak Well Systems, based at its Aberdeen office. He joins from Expro and prior to that served with Halliburton.

Steve Watson heads up EnerMech’s first office in India

Aug 17, 2012

Steve Watson is heading up EnerMech’s first office in India (see ‘Firms’) and will also serve as Mumbai-based country manager. He previously worked for Halliburton and managed pipeline and process projects in India for ONGC, Cairn Energy, Aker and Helix Energy Solutions.

Stuart Bell appointed MD of Dron & Dickson

Aug 17, 2012

Stuart Bell has been appointed MD of the newly established UAE office of hazardous area electrical equipment supplier Dron & Dickson.

Terrence Singam named sales director East Asia for Alderley

Aug 17, 2012

Terrence Singam has been named sales director East Asia for UK-based metering, processing, treatment and control solutions provider Alderley, based in Singapore. He previously worked for FMC, Tyco and Emerson.

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