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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.

‘World first’ 10k drilling riser

Feb 10, 2012

The offshore engineering team at Aquaterra Energy is hailing the 10,000psi-rated, 20in ID full bore drilling riser it recently installed for Apache North Sea as a world first. Designed specifically for Apache to drill three subsea wells on the Bacchus field from the Rowan Gorilla VII…

Flowline installed

Feb 10, 2012

Mooring Systems’ 150t spooler for the BP Valhall flowline.Aberdeen-based Moorings Systems has completed the installation of a flexible export flowline to transfer water to a DP tanker at the BP Valhall platform complex in the Norwegian North Sea…

Maxing operational performance and safety

Feb 10, 2012

Marine technology developer Kongsberg Maritime is leading a new research project called ‘Situation Awareness and Decision Support Tools for demanding marine operations’ (SITAWARE), which kicked off on 2 February. Part-funded by the Norwegian…

Oselvar I-spool

Feb 10, 2012

Serimax recently fabricated, field joint coated and hydrotested an 85m pipe-in-pipe I-spool on behalf of Technip for Dong Energy’s Oselvar field in the Norwegian North Sea. The I-spool comprises a 10in Super Duplex pipe, insulated along its length…

Reservoir optimization under uncertainty

Feb 10, 2012

Norway’s SPT Group is hailing the next-generation release of its reservoir flow model optimization solution, the newly launched MEPO4, as the industry’s first model for rigorous optimization under uncertainty.Removing uncertainty is not possible…

Fire water deluge focus

Feb 01, 2012

Since it began addressing safety critical fire water deluge system integrity issues a year ago, Paradigm Flow Solutions has rapidly expanded its provision in this area. The company is now working on life-of-field solutions with two North Sea operators…

DECC and Macondo – time for change

Feb 01, 2012

The Deepwater Horizon went to its grave on 22 April 2010 taking eleven men with her. In the two years since, the disaster has been investigated and reviewed by several august panels and consultants in the US at the behest of the Obama administration…

UK offshore spend remains robust

Feb 01, 2012

Building on a record high set in 2011, upstream oil & gas spending in the UK will continue at robust levels in 2012 and beyond, according to research consulting company Wood Mackenzie. In the firm’s annual analysis of the previous year’s UK upstream spending and outlook for the coming months…

Aker Solutions

Jan 10, 2012

Aker Solutions plans to establish a large engineering office in Tromsø as part of the company’s strategy to increase its footprint in the northern regions of Norway. The company is already building up a subsea service base in Hammerfest to support the Goliat subsea field development…

Aquaterra Energy

Jan 10, 2012

Aquaterra Energy has opened an office in Cambridge, UK, to develop the riser analysis service the firm has been offering from its Norwich HQ since its inception in 2005. Senior analyst Dr Andrew Lennon heads up the new Cambridge facility.

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