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GIS takes control of Qatar drilling contractor

Gulf International Services (GIS) has agreed to acquire Japan Drilling Co.’s 30% shareholding in Gulf Drilling International (GDI).

SCF invests in Seanic Ocean Systems

SCF plans to invest in Seanic Ocean Systems, a subsea services company based in Houston.

McDermott signs agreement for North Sea spoolbase

McDermott International Inc. reports that one of its subsidiaries has signed an option agreement with PD Ports which gives it the exclusive right to operate a spoolbase to serve projects in the Nor...

Reflex Marine becomes first EU firm to gain Brazilian accreditation

Reflex Marine has become the first European Union company to have its technology certified by the Brazilian Navy, the accredited body for offshore safety in the region.

Tenaris establishes company’s fifth R&D center in Rio de Janeiro

Tenaris has invested $39 million in the construction of its research and development (R&D) center in Brazil’s UFRJ Technological Park in Rio de Janeiro.

Noble and Danos receive NOIA safety awards

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has named Noble Corp. as the recipient of NOIA’s 2014 Safety-in-Seas (SIS) Safety Practice Award, and Danos as the recipient of its 2014 S...

FMC wins BP contract for subsea systems

FMC Technologies Inc. has received an order from BP to supply subsea systems for BP’s Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Caspian Sea. The order has an estimated value of $322 million.

ASV demonstrates C-Worker subsea capabilities

Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) Ltd. has recently demonstrated its C-Worker in Houston. More than 40 major oil and gas companies were represented at the two-day demonstration of the new unmanned ...

Prosafe receives contract extension for Safe Hibernia vessel

Prosafe reports that the Cotemar group has awarded the Safe Hibernia vessel with a contract extension through to July 27 with an unchanged day rate.

ClassNK opens another office in Brazil

Classification society ClassNK has established a new survey office in Belem, Brazil, the second largest city in northern Brazil.

People on the Move

Noble Energy reveals executive management succession plan

Charles D. Davidson, chairman and CEO of Noble Energy, plans to retire and leave the board of directors on May 1, 2015.

People

Diamond Offshore Drilling has appointed Marc Edwards as president and CEO and as a member of the board of directors.

Energy XXI to acquire EPL

Energy XXI (NASDAQ: EXXI) (AIM: EXXI) has agreed to acquire for $2.3 billion all outstanding shares of EPL Oil & Gas Inc. (NYSE:EPL).

People

Elisse B. Walter, former chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, has been elected to Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s board of directors.

UAE workshop reviews needs for giant jackups

Drydocks World has held its first joint workshop following its recent letter of intent (LOI) with Offshore Innovation Management to build a series of AJ 62-X135 series of multi-purpose (accommodati...

Webcasts

Offshore Engineering in the Concordia Wreck Removal Project

In this webinar, TECON, design contractor in the Titan-Micoperi joint venture, will discuss how they used Bentley’s SACS software for the structural analysis of the six underwater platforms o...

Offshore Top 5 Projects - 2013

The editors of Offshore have made their choices for the winners of the Five Star Award - the top five offshore field development projects for 2013. The projects were selected on the basis of best u...