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Testing, testing . . .

Apr 01, 2012

One of Bergen’s biggest and boldest offshore players is Framo Engineering, now wholly owned by Schlumberger following its purchase of the Sandsli-headquartered company’s remaining equity shares in June 2011. The two organisations had worked…

Heads up, the elephants are coming!

Apr 01, 2012

The era of the oil & gas industry is not over. Predictions for global energy demand can’t be met without an increasing utilization of petroleum recourses. And when many thought our industry was in decline, elephant discoveries in the North Sea…

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…

The state of independents

Apr 01, 2012

The crucial role played by the independents in the energy mix and the slightly precarious position in which they find themselves was highlighted by Talisman Energy president and CEO John Manzoni at the Energy Institute's recent three-day gathering in London…

Aker Solutions

Mar 03, 2012

Aker Solutions is strengthening its presence in northern Norway with the acquisition of Sandnessjøen Engineering, which has for 20 years supplied engineering and project management services to the oil & gas and construction industries in the Sandnessjøen area…


Mar 03, 2012

Petrofac has acquired KW, a UK-based high-end subsea pipeline consulting and engineering services business with offices in Woking and Aberdeen.

Prize Guys

Mar 03, 2012

Newcastle-based umbilical systems supplier Duco landed the top honour – subsea company of the year – at the Subsea UK annual awards dinner in Aberdeen last month. The company has seen turnover increase year on year with over £100 million in new contracts awarded in 2011 alone…

Weir Group

Mar 03, 2012

Scotland’s Weir Group has acquired Novatech, a Dallas, Texas-based and family-owned manufacturer of well service pump valves and valve seats for upstream oil and gas applications, for $176 million.

Claudi Santiago

Mar 03, 2012

Claudi Santiago, former president and CEO of GE Oil & Gas has joined First Reserve as MD and COO, based in the energy investment firm’s London office.

Curt Terje Espedal

Mar 03, 2012

Curt Terje Espedal has become the new European regional manager for Roxar Software Solutions. He joined the Emerson Process Management business unit from Landmark Graphics, where he was MD Norwegian operations.

Dirk Warzecha

Mar 03, 2012

Dirk Warzecha (pictured) will take over from the retiring Ralf to Baben as COO and an executive director of Hamburg-headquartered RWE Dea on 1 January 2013. Warzecha, a petroleum engineer, is currently GM of RWE Dea Egypt in Cairo.

Jerry Baker

Mar 03, 2012

Jerry Baker (pictured), chief engineer at Atkins, received Subsea UK’s outstanding contribution award in Aberdeen last month. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has championed development and promotion of subsea integrity, authoring…

Stephane Constant

Mar 03, 2012

Stephane Constant (pictured) has taken up the newly created, full-time post of CTO to lead the Xodus Group’s integration of surface and subsurface services. Constant worked as a reservoir engineer for Elf and Agip in the UK and Premier Oil…

The sun sets on a shady policy

Mar 03, 2012

It was supposed to be the renewable ‘green jobs success story’ to be emulated by the United States. President Barack Obama pilloried skeptical Americans with it on several occasions way before he took office. Obama may be the loudest but he is not the only megaphone social engineer politician…

A capacity to surprise

Mar 01, 2012

A rising tide of seismic demand has quite suddenly changed the conversation in the marine seismic community. Andrew McBarnet explains why.It’s amazing sometimes how quickly the clouds can clear. Just a month or two ago marine seismic companies were forecasting another flat year…

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