Business Briefs

Online exclusive: Oil and gas M&A activity on the uptick in 2015

Thu, May 21, 2015 While this year is likely to see a renewed level of mergers and acquisitions activity across the oil and gas sector globally, 1Q 2015 witnessed sta...

Wood Mackenzie acquisition closes

Wed, May 20, 2015

Verisk Analytics Inc. has completed the acquisition of Wood Mackenzie Ltd. The purchase price was £1.85 billion ($2.8 billion).

Crowley acquires crew management company

Tue, May 19, 2015 Crowley Maritime Corp. has acquired Maritime Management Services Inc., a Seattle-based crew management company for offshore oil and gas vessels, pr...

FEI, Weatherford Laboratories to offer reservoir characterization

Tue, May 19, 2015

FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) and Weatherford Laboratories have joined to offer advanced reservoir characterization services.

Aker commits to AVEVA software

Tue, May 19, 2015

AVEVA has entered a multi-year agreement with Aker Solutions to supply AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D) software.

Acteon combines UTEC Survey and NCS Survey

Tue, May 19, 2015

UTEC Survey has merged NCS Survey with UTEC Survey Construction Ltd. to form EMEA-UTEC NCS Survey.

MEO Australia accepts two permit renewal offers

Fri, May 15, 2015 MEO Australia Ltd. has accepted an offer from the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Aministrator to renew the AC/P50 and AC/P51 exploration permit...

RINA acquires QIC

Thu, May 14, 2015

QIC will maintain its name and be a RINA group company.

Gazprom, Turkey sign deal for Turkish Stream gas deliveries to start in 2016

Wed, May 13, 2015 Russia and Turkey have signed an agreement  on operational commissioning and for gas deliveries via the Turkish Stream to commence in December...

Fisher buys X-Subsea

Wed, May 13, 2015 James Fisher and Sons has purchased the assets and intellectual property rights of X-Subsea UK Holdings Ltd. for £14.8 million ($23.26 million).

People on the Move

Ensco appoints non-executive chairman

Wed, May 20, 2015

Ensco plc has named Paul Rowsey as non-executive chairman of the board of directors following Dan Rabun’s planned retirement on May 18.

Lloyd’s Register names Marsh to succeed Sadler as CEO

Wed, May 20, 2015

Lloyd’s Register’s Richard Sadler has decided to step down as CEO at the end of 2015, after eight years in the role. 

CNOOC appoints chairman

Tue, May 19, 2015 Wang Yilin has resigned from his positions as chairman of the board, chairman of the Nomination Committee, and non-executive director of CNOOC Ltd....

Business Briefs

Wed, May 6, 2015

US must not take its energy resources for granted

Wed, May 6, 2015 Each May, members of the offshore oil and natural gas industry gather in Houston for the Offshore Technology Conference to learn about the newest t...

Webcasts

Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pinch, others are still moving forward with field de...
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