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Oonagh Werngren to become GDF Suez E&P UK’s business manager

Jul 19, 2012

Oonagh Werngren is relocating to Aberdeen to become GDF Suez E&P UK’s business manager (external affairs and supply chain). A geologist with over 30 years’ international experience, Werngren previously headed GDF Suez E&P developments…

Scott Laing appointed senior applications engineer at Coretrax Technology

Jul 19, 2012

Stewart Maxwell has been appointed senior applications engineer at Coretrax Technology and will head up the company’s new wellbore chemicals division in Aberdeen. Another arrival at Coretrax is Scott Laing (pictured), who joins the company…

Hallin Marine

Jul 19, 2012

Hallin Marine has expanded its subsea services capability in the North Sea and Mediterranean regions by chartering the OSV Stril Explorer for an initial 12 months, with options to renew.

Tenaris and Simas

Jul 19, 2012

Tenaris and Simas have signed a strategic agreement to supply state-of-the-art hot induction bends to the offshore industry. Through alliances with key vendors – such as the recent agreement signed with CRC Evans – Tenaris is looking to offer a one-stop-shop solution…

WGP Survey

Jul 19, 2012

The WGP Group has signed a new joint venture agreement with P-Cable 3D Seismic for the commercialisation of its new, patented High Resolution 3D seismic technology. The JV will trade as WGP Survey.

Van Ghent's tri-lateral triumph

Jul 01, 2012

Drilling and completing the Dutch North Sea's first intelligent auto-gas lift tri-lateral subsea oil and gas well helped transform the highly marginal Van Ghent discovery into an economically robust development. Dana Petroleum Netherlands's Michiel van der Most…

Swifter surface logging

Jun 26, 2012

Surface logging company Empirica, a member of Reservoir Group, launched two new technologies that the company expects will trim significantly the time it takes to sample and view well data.Dual Flame Ionised Detection (Dual FID) technology is a high-speed chromatograph…

Tracking line tension

Jun 26, 2012

The Inter-M Pulse long-term mooring connector, developed by InterMoor in conjunction with sister company Pulse Structural Monitoring, was recently put through its paces in a North Sea field trial. Alan Duncan, MD of InterMoor UK, reported…


Jun 26, 2012

ABB’s former Commerce Street site in Aberdeen has relocated to Altens to become the group’s UK base for oil & gas, marine and turbocharger service and spare parts as well as strengthening its consultancy organisation. ABB said it planned to…


Jun 26, 2012

AGR has acquired an 80% shareholding in Steinsvik & Co, a Stavanger-based supplier of safety professionals, including safety coaches and internal control officers, to drilling rigs in the Norwegian market. The firm also provides HSE training…


Jun 26, 2012

CTC Marine Projects, Trico Offshore and Deep Ocean AS, all subsidiaries of Norway’s DeepOcean Group Holding, have been rebranded DeepOcean. ‘The move is more than a name change,’ said group CEO Bart Heijermans. ‘We will operate as one company…

JDR Cables

Jun 26, 2012

High-performance subsea cables and umbilical systems supplier JDR Cables has completed its £30 million investment in its state-of-theart UK manufacturing plant in Hartlepool (OE September 2009). JDR, the UK’s sole supplier of sub-sea array cable…


Jun 26, 2012

A new Goliath gantry crane that will increase yard lifting capacity from 350t to 800t and enable two topside projects to be worked on in parallel is among the big-ticket items in Kvaerner’s planned NKr250 million upgrade of its Stord facilities in Norway…


Jun 26, 2012

Aberdeen-headquartered Proserv, backed by private equity firm Intervale Capital, has acquired the subsea controls business of Weatherford International. The deal includes more than 300 personnel and all control systems operations in the UK, Norway, North America, the Middle East and the Far East.


Jun 26, 2012

Technip has entered into an agreement to acquire Stone & Webster process technologies and the associated oil and gas engineering capabilities from The Shaw Group for a cash consideration of approximately €225 million.

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