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Valle Silencioso

Jun 26, 2012

Valle Silencioso, a company managed by Sophia Capital, now has a 95.8% stock holding in pipeline coatings and subsea thermal insulation specialist Socotherm following the acquisition of 50% of the outstanding shares of SO-4 Ltd from 4D Global Energy Investment…

Carlos Chagas de Oliveira promoted to GM of Greene’s Energy Group

Jun 26, 2012

Carlos Chagas de Oliveira, Jnr (pictured) has been promoted to GM Brazil of integrated testing, rentals and specialty services company Greene’s Energy Group, based in Macaé.

Aggreko

May 27, 2012

Temporary power specialist Aggreko has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of South American fellow traveler Companha Brasileira de Locacoes (‘Poit Energia’) for a cash consideration of £140 million and potentially…

Felipe Carvalho named Castrol Offshore’s sales manager in Brazil

May 27, 2012

Felipe Carvalho has been named as Castrol Offshore’s sales manager in Brazil. The company also added certified lubrication specialist Sean Komatinsky, a former US Coast Guard officer, to its regional team.

Conventional mooring in Brazilian depth

May 01, 2012

The water depth record for conventional mooring offshore Brazil was improved by another 12m – to 2027m – by InterMoor recently under its one-year mooring and positioning support operations contract with Shell using the mobile offshore drilling unit Noble Clyde Boudreaux (pictured)…

Caterpillar

Apr 28, 2012

Caterpillar’s new Piracicaba, Sao Paulo manufacturing facility has made its first deliveries to the burgeoning Brazilian offshore market: four Cat 3512 diesel electric propulsion gen sets to Navship, a local shipbuilder operated by Edison Chouest Offshore.

Torsten Marten new operations manager at NCS Survey

Apr 28, 2012

Torsten Marten (pictured) has taken up the new post of Brazil operations manager at NCS Survey, based in Rio. He joins NCS from Subsea 7, where he was a project surveyor on the Petrobras PRA-1 deepwater tie-in project.

Robust market and frontier locations boost salaries

Apr 01, 2012

Salaries for oil & gas industry engineers shot up over the past year, rising an average 6.1% across several professional disciplines, according to a new survey released by recruitment firm Hays.The average permanent salary across the survey's sample of 144…

Rolling in the deep

Apr 01, 2012

One portion of the Golden Triangle – the Gulf of Mexico – has slipped a notch in its dominance of the global deepwater play while activities in the other two corners – West Africa and Brazil – amped up. In addition, a new region has joined the report this year…

Branching Out

Mar 03, 2012

A technician works on a manipulator at Schilling Robotics’ new regional service and support center in Brazil. The 3000ft2 facility, on the FMC Technologies campus in Macaé, will provide spares, repair, technical training, equipment leasing and logistics management…

Star Information Systems

Mar 03, 2012

Norwegian technical ship and rig management services provider Star Information Systems (SIS) is establishing a permanent base in Rio de Janeiro, headed by Hans-Kristian Fjaerem. SIS customers operating in Brazil’s burgeoning offshore sector include Teekay Petrojarl…

José Miranda Formigli Filho

Mar 03, 2012

José Miranda Formigli Filho (pictured) is the new head of E&P at Petrobras, replacing Guilherme de Oliveira Estrella. Formigli, a civil engineer, has served the Brazilian state oil company in E&P roles for 29 years, latterly as Pre-salt E&P executive manager…

NOV adds another piece to the production puzzle

Mar 01, 2012

National Oilwell Varco is looking to establish a major foothold in the flexible pipe business with the acquisition of Danish manufacturer NKT Flexibles, a joint venture between NKT Holding and Subsea 7 since 1999.The $670 million deal, announced early February…

Mustang

Jan 10, 2012

Mustang has acquired a majority stake in Latin American automation and control engineering and consulting firm ISI Solutions for an initial consideration of $5.2 million. The company will be rebranded ISI Mustang and will continue to be led by Pedro Santamaria and the existing management team.

Bruno Santos Pinton

Jan 10, 2012

Bruno Santos Pinton has been named as McCrometer’s regional sales manager for Brazil. He joins the company from Atlas Copco, where he was key account sales representative for oil & gas in Brazil.

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