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Einar Brønlund takes over management of Aker Wirth

Apr 28, 2012

Einar Brønlund has taken over the management of Aker Wirth, an Aker Solutions drilling technologies subsidiary based in Erkelenz, Germany. He succeeds Christoph Kleuters, who is leaving the company at his own request.

Geir Eik joins Sigma Offshore

Apr 28, 2012

Geir Eik (pictured) has joined mooring and fluid transfer systems provider Sigma Offshore as VP internal turret systems. Eik, who has 40 years’ oil & gas industry experience, is based at the company’s Singapore office.

Ian MacKenzie new CEO of Hardy Oil & Gas

Apr 28, 2012

Ian MacKenzie (pictured) takes over as CEO of Hardy Oil & Gas next month. A chartered mechanical engineer, he served most recently as an executive director of the KCA Deutag Drilling Group.

Malcolm Webb accepts the role of chairman

Apr 28, 2012

Malcolm Webb (pictured), chief executive of pan-industry trade association Oil & Gas UK, has accepted the role of chairman for next year’s SPE Offshore Europe conference in Aberdeen. Webb, who became the organisation’s CEO in 2004 when it was known as UKOOA…

Plumbing the depths

Apr 02, 2012

Subsea has moved from being the outlier to being ‘one of the core ways of us doing our business’, Chevron’s Peter Blake told the recent Subsea 2012 conference in Aberdeen. He expects the company’s net operated subsea production, currently in the region of 600…

Jeremy Punnett named as global president of Offshore Installation Services

Apr 02, 2012

Jeremy Punnett has been named as global president of Offshore Installation Services, an Acteon company based in Aberdeen. He joins from Bibby Offshore where he oversaw business planning and strategic development.

Runar Tunem joins Rapp Hydema

Apr 02, 2012

Runar Tunem (pictured) has joined Norwegian winch and deck machinery specialist Rapp Hydema in the company‘s newly established Stavanger office as head of global sales and marketing. He brings to the role 17 years’ experience in the drilling, subsea and maritime sectors.

Rolling in the deep

Apr 01, 2012

One portion of the Golden Triangle – the Gulf of Mexico – has slipped a notch in its dominance of the global deepwater play while activities in the other two corners – West Africa and Brazil – amped up. In addition, a new region has joined the report this year…

IMR fleet troubleshoots 1.8 million barrels a day

Apr 01, 2012

French offshore service provider Bourbon Subsea Services calculates that its seven inspection, maintenance and repair vessels working offshore West Africa have supported hydrocarbon production to the tune of 1.8 million boe/d over an eight-year period…

EM expectations rise on celebratory tide

Apr 01, 2012

Andrew McBarnet joins in a 10th birthday party.It is not entirely coincidental that the current market optimism discernible in the marine seismic community extends to the offshore electromagnetic (EM) survey business. The two technology applications…

Liner technology comes of age

Apr 01, 2012

Nearly 11 years after Weatherford first commercially deployed drilling-with-casing, the service company is still testing the limits of where and how the technology can be helpful when it comes to overcoming wellbore instability. Jennifer Pallanich catches…

Gearing up for growth

Apr 01, 2012

Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies is the relatively small group, with a current roster of around 300 people, spun off from parent group Kongsberg Maritime a year or two ago. Having merged its drilling and production units into a single division early this year…

Dutch duo on the move

Apr 01, 2012

The Dutch know a thing or two about lifting, transporting and installing offshore structures having for many years been in the vanguard of such activities around the world. Meg Chesshyre catches up with two leading exponents of the heavy lift art…

Putting pressure on the seabed

Apr 01, 2012

Three Norwegian projects are racing to deliver a subsea technology solution that promises to yield major rewards for the industry. Terry Knott provides a thumbnail sketch of the subsea gas compression ambitions for the Åsgard, Gullfaks and Ormen Lange fields…

Robust market and frontier locations boost salaries

Apr 01, 2012

Salaries for oil & gas industry engineers shot up over the past year, rising an average 6.1% across several professional disciplines, according to a new survey released by recruitment firm Hays.The average permanent salary across the survey's sample of 144…

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