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Pete Connors

Jan 10, 2012

Pete Connors has been named as offshore energy global product leader at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and will oversee its offshore business worldwide. He most recently served as president and CEO of Zurich Global Energy, the international arm of Zurich North America’s energy operations.

Peter Saunders

Jan 10, 2012

Peter Saunders (pictured) has become general manager of Aberdeenbased XPD8. He previously served in a project management and business improvement role with Petrofac and as a consultant to Petrotechnics. Ian Cooper has joined XPD8 from PSN and takes up the role of maintenance engineering manager.

Rami Miled

Jan 10, 2012

Rami Miled has been appointed HB Rentals’ BDM for the Middle East and North Africa, based between the company’s facilities in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.

Scott McMillan

Jan 10, 2012

Scott McMillan has been appointed MD of CLS Offshore, the Great Yarmouth, UK-based energy sector service company he joined at the start of last year. He was previously eastern hemisphere GM for Shaw Pipeline Services.

Susan Cunningham

Jan 10, 2012

ALL RHODES LEAD TO . . .: Susan Cunningham (pictured), SVP worldwide exploration at Noble Energy, received the Rhodes Petroleum Industry Leadership Award in Houston last month. It was one of six awards presented by the Petroleum Division…

Sarah Taylor

Jan 10, 2012

Sarah Taylor (pictured) has joined testing group Exova as a metallurgist in its Sandnes, Norway laboratory. She previously served Global Marine Systems as a consultant metallurgist and prior to that worked for Babcock Marine, MTD and Corus.

Vikas Shangari

Jan 10, 2012

Vikas Shangari has joined Stats Group as BDM for the Middle East. He was previously Qatar country manager for Hydratight. Aberdeen-based Stats is in the process of establishing a business unit in Doha, Qatar, and a branch in the UAE.

Vivien Broughton

Jan 10, 2012

Vivien Broughton (pictured) has been appointed VP resources at Senergy, tasked with further strengthening the company’s commitment to building and developing its global talent pool. She was previously with Transocean for 15 years.

Wendy Simpson

Jan 10, 2012

Wendy Simpson (pictured) has been appointed sales & marketing manager for Cutting Underwater Technologies, based at its Aberdeen HQ. She brings with her 18 years’ oil & gas industry experience.

Adsorption deal

Jan 10, 2012

Italy’s Siirtec Nigi (SiNi) has signed a co-operation agreement with GL Noble Denton to promote the latter’s Advanced Adsorption Process Technology (ADAPT) for treating high-pressure gases to prospective clients.The five-year agreement will…

Compressors ease cementing load

Jan 10, 2012

Weatherford has taken delivery of the first ten of 14 Atlas Copco XAS 186 portable energy compressors ordered for Middle East cementing operations offshore and onshore. Eight of them feature special skid frames and additional ‘add ons’ specified…

Corrosion-erosion monitoring first

Jan 10, 2012

The first of ClampOn’s groundbreaking corrosionerosion monitors (CEM) was due to become operational in the Gulf of Mexico at the end of last month. Destined for retrofitting in an unspecified BP brownfield application, it is one of ten ordered…

Technology talking points

Jan 01, 2012

Safer, faster, more efficient, more productive, more cost-effective and simpler interfaces top the technology wish lists of many in the offshore oil & gas sector over the next decade, as Jennifer Pallanich reveals in part two of this month's special survey…

Active heave compensation comes of age subsea

Jan 01, 2012

With 22 active heave compensated (AHC) cranes ranging from 10t to 250t currently operational on its vessels and another 17 on order, French offshore service provider Bourbon Subsea Services considers itself something of an authority on AHC crane capabilities…

Seeing is believing

Dec 02, 2011

Reservoir complexity and an emphasis on asset integrity have encouraged developers to refine visualization technology for oil & gas applications. OE shares details of a handful of new products that have come across our desk in recent weeks.The…

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