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Firms & Faces November 2011

Nov 01, 2011

FirmsGreatship Subsea Solutions and Gregg Marine formed an alliance to offer subsea geotechnical site investigation services globally. The venture plans to offer a DP2 geotechnical drillship with a seafloor drill capable of coring and sampling in 3000m water depth…

Firms & Faces - October 2011

Oct 01, 2011

FirmsTechnip acquired Global Industries in a deal worth $1.07 billion and expected to close early 2012. Technip sees the merger increasing its market reach in the Gulf of Mexico, Asia- Pacific and Middle East regions. Global Industries currently has about 2300 employees and operates 14 vessels…

The blowout school beckons

Oct 01, 2011

Petroleum engineering has once again become a popular course of study, perhaps nowhere more than in Louisiana. Russell McCulley looks at what its flagship university is doing to prepare the next generation of oil & gas professionals.In some respects…

Firms & Faces - OE September 2011

Sep 01, 2011

Australian contractor Clough is selling its offshore marine construction business to Malaysia's SapuraCrest Petroleum in a cash deal worth roughly $129 million. The sale includes the Java Constructor derrick lay barge, Clough's interest in the…

The Wright stuff

Sep 01, 2011

When it comes to smart, or wise, ways to carry out subsea interventions, Wright's Well Control Services founder David Wright is a man of many ideas. Jennifer Pallanich catches up with him to discuss his company's latest kit and some of its recently completed projects…

Firms and Faces

Aug 01, 2011

National Oilwell Varco is acquiring California-based fiberglass pipe manufacturer Ameron International in a deal valued at approximately $772 million. Subject to Ameron shareholder approval, the transaction could close as early as the fourth quarter…

Firms and faces - OE June 2011

Jun 08, 2011

Rowan Companies is selling all its shares in manufacturing subsidiary LeTourneau Technologies to Joy Global in a $1.1 billion cash deal. Rowan acquired LeTourneau, which built the majority of Rowan's jackup rig fleet, in 1994. Rowan president…

Firms & Faces - OE May 2011

May 01, 2011

Greene's Energy Group has opened an operational base in Singapore to serve the company's Asia Pacific region. The 140,000ft2 location includes offices, a warehouse and heavy equipment yard space, and will provide a regional base for all of Greene's business divisions…

Staying ahead of the game

Apr 01, 2011

Technology and concerns about staffing took center stage at last month's SPE/IADC Drilling exhibition & conference in Amsterdam. Jennifer Pallanich listened in as companies discussed how to remain competitive. Hint: it's mostly the people.One…

Perth's LNG push

Apr 01, 2011

With several major LNG projects under way locally and rising demand in neighboring Asian countries, Western Australia's premier Colin Barnett is presiding over a pivotal moment in the state's history. He talks to Russell McCulley about the LNG…

Firms & Faces - OE April 2011

Apr 01, 2011

Under a memorandum of understanding with Petrobras, Cameron plans to invest $30 million in R&D facilities at two Brazilian locations. The company's Jacarei plant will add testing capabilities, including a hyperbaric chamber, along with a highpressure…

Firms & Faces - OE March 2011

Mar 02, 2011

Within a fortnight of closing its $3 billion acquisition of compression, flow technology, measurement and distribution infrastructure provider Dresser, GE last month announced plans to lay out another $2.8 billion to secure the well support division of John Wood Group…

Faces - OE February 2011

Feb 02, 2011

Jose Antonio Meade Kuribreña has been appointed Mexico's energy minister and chairman of the state oil company Pemex. Previously Mexico's deputy finance minister, Meade replaces Georgina Kessel, who had served as energy minister under President Felipe Calderón since 2006…

Firms & Faces - OE October 2010

Oct 26, 2010

Schlumberger wrapped up its $11 billion purchase of Smith International at the end of August. Andrew Gould, chairman and CEO of Schlumberger, commented: ‘We are ready to begin the process of realizing the synergies made possible by this merger…

Macondo mess triggers BP shakeup

Oct 26, 2010

BP put the final nail in the Macondo coffin 19 September with a successful relief well kill, ending a five-month ordeal that began with the deaths of 11 offshore workers and spilled some 5 million barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico.Now comes the task of repairing the company’s image…

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