People on the Move

Deepwater Operations

A record-breaking 1,442 people attended the Deepwater Operations Conference & Exhibition in Galveston, Texas, on Nov. 4-6, 2014.

Flowrox to image paraffin wax, asphaltene, and sanding deposit in piping

Flowrox is releasing a new instrument designed to enhance monitoring of pipelines and related flow-process equipment affected by paraffin wax, sanding, and asphaltene depositions.

People

The board of directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc has appointed Charles O. Holliday as chairman with effect from the conclusion of the 2015 Annual General Meeting.

Ensco announces management changes

Ensco plc has promoted Carey Lowe to executive vice president. 

People

Helge Lund has resigned as president and CEO of Statoil.

NH9 completes its first 1,000-m deepwater well in South China Sea

China Oilfied Services Ltd. says the NH9 semisubmersible has completed drilling the first 3,281 ft (1,000-m) deepwater well.

Indonesia energy minister appoints new oil and gas chief

Indonesia Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said reported on Nov. 4 that he had signed a letter to replace the director general for oil and gas at the ministry, according to The Jakart...

Shell appoints new chairman

The board of directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc has appointed Charles O. Holliday as chairman with effect from the conclusion of the 2015 Annual General Meeting.

Total names de Margerie’s successors

Total has appointed Thierry Desmarest as chairman of the board of directors and Patrick Pouyanné as CEO and president of the Executive Committee.

Noble Energy elects president and CEO

Noble Energy Inc.'s board of directors has elected David L. Stover as president and CEO. 

Willbros Group elects CEO

Robert R. Harl has relinquished his CEO and director positions at Willbros ahead of his planned retirement on Jan. 2, 2015.

Total chairman and CEO dies in plane crash in Moscow

Total has confirmed that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died just after 10 pm (Paris time) on Oct. 20 in a private plane crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, following a collision with a sn...

Company News

Aker Geo changes name to First Geo

Subsurface consultancy Aker Geo is now operating under the First Geo brand.  

Wood Mackenzie looks at oil industry business prospects

Wood Mackenzie has listed the parameters it expects to see at work that will affect the upstream petroleum industry going forward.

Sikorsky opens Houston office

Sikorsky has opened its first Houston office.

DNV GL opens office in China

DNV GL has opened a new office in Nanjing, China, to serve the central China area operations.

Deep Casing Tools strengthens Middle East presence

Deep Casing Tools has established a new regional base in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) area in the United Arab Emirates. 

Webcasts

Standardization of Offshore Production Systems

The EPC strategy and an update on the construction of the eight units will be presented as well as an overview of future opportunities.

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