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G. Steven Farris, chairman, president and CEO of Apache Corp., has retired. John J. Christmann IV has been appointed president and CEO, and John Lowe has been elected as non-executive chairman.

Ashen selects Paradigm's Geolog as standard software suite

Ashen Geologic Consulting Services has selected  Paradigm's Geolog formation evaluation software suite as its standard application for well log and petrophysical analysis.

ADCI inducts Swartz into hall of fame

The Association of Diving Contractors International has inducted Denny Swartz into the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame. 

Transocean CEO steps down

Transocean Ltd. has announced that Steven Newman has stepped down as president and CEO. 

Death toll rises in FPSO explosion offshore Brazil

BW Offshore has confirmed that the bodies of five deceased personnel have been brought to shore with four Brazilian personnel missing.


CGG has confirmed that its new Multi-Physics business line is now up and running within its Acquisition Division. The new Business Line combines all of the company's airborne capabilities with its ...

Petrobras appoints new CEO, executive officers

The Petrobras board of directors has elected Aldemir Bendine as CEO.

Petrobras CEO, CFO, other senior officials step down

Petrobras CEO Maria das Graças Foster and five executive directors have resigned in the midst of the corruption scandal that has plagued the company for years, gaining momentum in the last few mont...

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.


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. 

Company News

Halliburton, Baker Hughes stockholders approve merger

The shareholders of both Halliburton and Baker Hughes have approved the proposed merger of the two companies.

Lloyd’s Register Energy expands in Trinidad and Tobago

Lloyd’s Register Energy is increasing its structural engineering capabilities to support exploration in Trinidad and Tobago.

Score to service BP North Sea valves

BP has awarded a four-year, $30-million contract to valve management specialists Score (Europe).

Kongsberg takes remaining shares in Contros subsea sensor specialist

Kongsberg Maritime AS has acquired the remaining 90% of the shares of Germany-based underwater chemical sensors specialist Contros Systems & Solutions GmbH.

Fugro opens Ghana office

Fugro has established Fugro Ghana Ltd. in Accra.


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

The precipitous decline in oil prices over the past six months has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pinch, others are still mov...
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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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