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Growth plans gel well

May 01, 2012

The urge to explore new offshore markets outwith its traditional base as a cement and stimulation additives supplier has seen chemical technology specialist Aubin diversify into buoyancy and ballasting territory in recent years. Meg Chesshyre discusses…

Building muscle for the MMO market

May 01, 2012

Dutch contractor Stork Technical Services continues to make inroads into the offshore oil & gas sector as it pursues its ambition to become a global force in the provision of maintenance, modification and overhaul services. Meg Chesshyre talks to the man with the plan…

England's eastern promise

May 01, 2012

'The scope of [NAM/Shell] well repair and maintenance work will see [Kraken] visit nearly 50 platforms.'Offshore oil & gas and wind power opportunities for England's eastern region were debated at the biggest ever conference staged by EEE…

Oselvar’s 3D short-cut

Apr 28, 2012

A problem Dong Energy was having last year with the replacement of a damaged subsea control module on the Danish sector Oselvar field was solved using 3D visualization technology at Aker Solutions’ Forus IPort performance technology in Norway…

Damen Shiprepair Götaverken

Apr 28, 2012

The Swedish Götaverken yard has a new name – Damen Shiprepair Götaverken – and a new business strategy under which the long-established Gothenburg facility, now Dutch owned, is looking to obtain ‘number one ranking in the Nordic region’.

Lufkin Industries

Apr 28, 2012

Lufkin Industries has agreed to acquire Zenith Oilfield Technology. Zenith, based in Aberdeen, specializes in downhole data monitoring and analysis technology and related completion products for the oilfield artificial lift market (OE September 2011).

Man Diesel & Turbo

Apr 28, 2012

The MAN Diesel & Turbo oil & gas business in Zurich has completed the acquisition of Mecos Traxler, a Swiss-based supplier of magnetic bearings for compressors, turbines and other high-speed rotating machinery.

Measuring Up

Apr 28, 2012

The new purpose-built Jiskoot technology centre was officially opened in Tunbridge Wells, UK, last month by Jim Wright, SVP of parent company Cameron and president of its Valves & Measurement Group. Cameron invested in the state-of-the-art 20…


Apr 28, 2012

Proserv has opened a new facility in Aberdeenshire for subsea system integration testing, factory acceptance tests, tree assembly and BOP re-certifications.


Apr 28, 2012

Rowan is changing its legal domicile from Delaware to the UK under plans aimed at ‘improving its long-term competitive position as a global contract driller’. President and CEO W Matt Ralls commented: ‘The offshore drilling industry is a global…


Apr 28, 2012

Schlumberger has entered into an agreement with Altor Fund II to acquire SPT Group, a privately owned Norwegian software company specializing in dynamic modeling for multiphase flow and reservoir engineering applications.

Winning Ways

Apr 28, 2012

OAA 2012 prize winners (left to right): Professor Alex Kemp (lifetime achievement); Shell UK’s Emma Stephenson (young professional) and Sandy Clark of Amec (large company).Expro Group’s David Shand (left) collects his company’s innovator award from BG’s Neil McCulloch…

Ali Al Hauwaj exploration new manager for Dragon Oil

Apr 28, 2012

Ali Al Hauwaj has been appointed exploration manager for Caspian player Dragon Oil. He previously served Saudi Aramco for over 30 years, the last seven as exploration department manager. Thor Haugnaess, previously with Schlumberger, has been named an independent nonexecutive director Dragon Oil.

Archie Kennedy joins Nexen Petroleum UK

Apr 28, 2012

Archie Kennedy (pictured) has joined Nexen Petroleum UK as MD, replacing the retiring Phil Oldham. Kennedy was director of management consulting firm Garran Point, and prior to that served in senior roles with ConocoPhillips in the US, Cadada and UK.

Bill Yuile steps up from BDM to MD at Apply Altra

Apr 28, 2012

Bill Yuile has stepped up from BDM to MD at Aberdeen-based engineering consultancy Apply Altra. He takes over from Agnar Kongshaug, who stood in for ten months while also serving as VP engineering with Norwegian parent group Apply Sørco.

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