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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.

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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).

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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...

Croatia nears first offshore licensing round

Croatia is on schedule to offer its first offshore licensing round this April.

Newpark to sell environmental services to Lariat Partners

Newpark Resources Inc. has agreed to sell its Environmental Services business to ECOSERV, part of Lariat Partners, for $100 million.

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Anadarko has appointed Gary D. Mitchell as director of Mozambique LNG Facilities.

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Roc Oil Co. Ltd. has appointed Mike Harding as chairman of the board of directors. He succeeds Andrew Love, who has retired.

AMEC, Foster Wheeler investigate possible combination of companies

Foster Wheeler AG has agreed provisionally with AMEC plc on a non-binding outline of terms regarding possible combination of the two companies.

Kosmos Energy appoints chairman and CEO

The board of directors of Kosmos Energy has appointed Andrew G. Inglis as chairman of the board and CEO, effective March 1, 2014.

DNV GL - Oil & Gas appoints CEO

DNV GL - Oil & Gas has appointed Elisabeth Tørstad as CEO.

Company News

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.

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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...
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