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Rig market

Oct 01, 2012

Utilization for the worldwide mobile offshore drilling fleet continues to hold steady at 77% – almost five points higher than this time last year. The trailing twelve-month utilization average is at 75%. Floater utilization in the Gulf of Mexico…

Managing the Pressure

Sep 12, 2012

Houston-based managed pressure drilling systems specialist Managed Pressure Operations International reports that it is expanding its delivery of the innovative Non-Stop Driller (NSD) continuous circulation system.Devoloped to maintain…

SeeByte

Sep 12, 2012

Unmanned maritime system software specialist SeeByte has opened an office in San Diego.

Bridging the P&A gap

Sep 01, 2012

New and expanding regulations governing the growing number of ageing offshore oilfields are pushing the industry to develop safe, innovative and fit-for-purpose technologies for well plug and abandonment (P&A) operations and late-stage interventions…

Class action

Sep 01, 2012

The traditionally risk-averse offshore oil & gas industry has long relied on not just following regulations set out by governments but also requirements outlined by classification societies to ensure their operations are safe. As water depths…

Airlines seek oil & gas travel edge

Sep 01, 2012

Germany's Lufthansa continues to beef up its international oil & gas routes with the launch of Airbus A380 service between Houston and the company's Frankfurt hub. Russell McCulley was invited along for the inaugural flight.Lufthansa flight 440 departed Frankfurt Airport 1 August…

Robert Potter appointed president of FMC Technologies

Sep 01, 2012

Robert Potter has been appointed president of FMC Technologies. Previously EVP energy systems, he takes over this role from John Gremp, who remains chairman and CEO. FMC also has appointed Douglas Pferdehirt as EVP and COO, assuming responsibility…

Joe Gardner appointed a member of the United American Petroleum advisory board

Sep 01, 2012

Joe Gardner has been appointed a member of the United American Petroleum advisory board. A 45-year veteran of the oil & gas exploration and drilling sector, Gardner most recently served as a drilling consultant for Talisman Energy USA.

Neil Poxon resigns from ITF to join PWAbsorbents

Sep 01, 2012

Neil Poxon has resigned as MD of global technology facilitator ITF to join US startup company PWAbsorbents as CEO.

Brendan Ryan named as COO of Utec

Sep 01, 2012

Chartered engineer Brendan Ryan has been named as COO of independent offshore survey company Utec, based in its Houston office.

Scott Laing joins Coretrax Technology

Sep 01, 2012

Scott Laing has joined Aberdeen-based Coretrax Technology as BDM. He was previously with MI-Swaco in Egypt.

Mike Chapman appointed a US sales agent by Sonardyne

Sep 01, 2012

Mike Chapman, founder of Duvall, Washington based Mecco, has been appointed a US sales agent by underwater acoustic positioning systems provider Sonardyne.

Elijio Serrano appointed SVP and CFO of Tetra Technologies

Sep 01, 2012

Elijio Serrano has been appointed SVP and CFO of Tetra Technologies. He joins the company from UniversalPegasus International and previously served in senior management posts with Paradigm and Schlumberger.

Canada Chips In

Aug 17, 2012

The Canadian government, through the Atlantic Innovation Fund, kicked in C$3.2 million to help fund an $8.5 million oil & gas industry research project to improve DP operations in ice. Led by the Centre for Marine Simulation (CMS), the five…

Enteq Upstream

Aug 17, 2012

Enteq Upstream has acquired KM Services and Pro-Flow Fabrication Technologies and will rebrand them Enteq KMS. The two companies, both based in Houston, supply machined and fabricated parts and products for directional drilling, mud motor and measurementwhile-drilling equipment…

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