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Umbilicals: reducing the risk

Mar 01, 2012

Representing a $2 million capital investment so far, the test, qualification & reliability (TQR) laboratory at Oceaneering Umbilical Solutions' Rosyth plant in Scotland boasts an unrivalled collection of cutting-edge umbilical testing and analysis equipment…

UK safety regime ‘a jewel worth defending’

Mar 01, 2012

In his opinion piece in last month's edition of Offshore Engineer, consultant Ian Fitzsimmons questioned whether the UK Health & Safety Executive's Offshore Division was fit for purpose in a post-Macondo world. Here, Steve Walker, head of the HSE's Offshore Division…

Midstream lifts M&A market

Mar 01, 2012

A robust mergers & acquisitions market in the latter half of 2011, particularly in midstream, bodes well for deal making in 2012, according to Deloitte's Center for Energy Studies. But world events could throw a wrench into the M&A machine, as Russell McCulley reports…


Feb 10, 2012

ABS concluded its acquisition of Safetec Nordic in January with a signing ceremony in Trondheim. ABS chairman Robert Somerville said the deal was an important step in equipping ABS Consulting to meet increasingly complex offshore challenges.


Feb 10, 2012

AGR’s Aberdeen-based consultancy division has doubled its manpower in the Falklands to supply a team to its well management division to work on the Leiv Eiriksson. Following a six-month recruitment drive, the company expected to deploy a 50…


Feb 10, 2012

Static sealing products manufacturer Flexitallic and sealing technologies and engineered hoses distributor Sealex have centralised their operations in Aberdeen. Both companies are members of the FDS Group.


Feb 10, 2012

German steel piping procurement group Kürvers has opened a Johannesburg office, led by regional director Tim Booth, to service the burgeoning Sub-Saharan EPC market.

Omega Completion Technology

Feb 10, 2012

Omega Completion Technology’s new purposebuilt headquarters and manufacturing facility in Dyce, Aberdeen, was officially opened last month by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

Steady as she goes

Feb 10, 2012

Craig Group chairman and managing director Douglas Craig reported ‘steady growth’ in 2011 across all its divisions. The Aberdeen headquartered, family-run shipping and energy services firm reported turnover of £111.9 million (up from £92 million the previous year)…

Andrew Hurst

Feb 10, 2012

Andrew Hurst, professor of production geoscience at the University of Aberdeen, has been presented with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ 2012 Grover E Murray award for ‘distinguished and outstanding contributions to geological education’.

Bill Bayliss

Feb 10, 2012

Bill Bayliss (pictured) has been appointed group chief executive of Viking Moorings, the mooring solutions provider which recently underwent a financial restructuring involving the existing shareholders. Bayliss, who is based at the company’s Aberdeen operations centre…

Boma Pepple

Feb 10, 2012

Boma Pepple (pictured) has been appointed operations director in the Xodus Group’s newly established office providing integrated integrated subsurface and surface services in The Hague. Pepple was previously MD of SGS Horizon’s Nigerian business…

Ian Stokes

Feb 10, 2012

Ian Stokes has been named as CEO of the UK’s Energy Industries Council following Mike Major’s relocation to run the EIC Houston office.

Mike Robertson

Feb 10, 2012

Mike Robertson (pictured) has been appointed development and operations manager of North Sea operator GDF Suez E&P UK. He joined the company in 2008, having previously held engineering and project management positions at both major service companies and operators including BP and Talisman.

Umberto Vergine

Feb 10, 2012

Umberto Vergine has been appointed COO of Eni Gas & Power Division following Domenico Dispenza’s assignment to another post in the Italian group.

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