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David Walker named as CEO of DNV KEMA

Jul 19, 2012

David Walker has been named as CEO of DNV KEMA. He started his career as a geologist with Amoco and served as president of BHP Billiton’s petroleum operations in the North Sea, North Africa, Middle East and Australia before joining DNV in 2007…

Jim Mair appointed Dana Petroleum’s director of new business development

Jul 19, 2012

Jim Mair has been appointed Dana Petroleum’s director of new business development, based at the company’s Aberdeen headquarters. He was with Shell for 30 years, most recently leading its E&P acquisition and divestments team.

Mark Hutchinson appointed head of advanced engineering by the Xodus Group

Jul 19, 2012

Dr Mark Hutchinson has been appointed to the new position of head of advanced engineering by the Xodus Group and is tasked with promoting technical engineering excellence on the oil & gas consultancy’s projects. He joins from global…

Michael Freeman joins FQM

Jul 19, 2012

Michael Freeman has joined Aberdeen consultancy FQM as an associate director and is tasked with developing the firm’s specialist training division as an extension to its management systems support to SME’s.

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…

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