People on the Move

Changing behavior in well control management

The recommendations from the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers following the Macondo well blow-out clearly called for a sharper focus on the technical content of well control train...


Steven Newman has resigned as president, CEO, and a director of Transocean Ltd. Until a permanent replacement is named, Ian Strachan, chairman of the company's board, will also serve as interim CEO.


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.

Company News

SEACOR Marine sweeps NOIA safety awards

The National Ocean Industries Association presented SEACOR Marine with the 2015 NOIA Safety in Seas Culture of Safety Award and Safety Practice Award.  

Offshore transportation service/supply company faces investigation relating to West Africa operations

An official investigation has been opened against Bourbon Offshore, alleging bribery of public officials in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Nigeria in connection with the tax audits of local entit...

UK/Spain duo create rig service venture in Canaries

Subsea Masters is forming a joint venture with Zamakona Shipyard in the Canary Islands to provide rig maintenance and repair for the West African offshore drilling sector.

Flotek, Solazyme join to offer drilling fluid additive in Middle East

Flotek Industries Inc. (NYSE:FTK) and Solazyme Inc. (NASDAQ:SZYM) have agreed to globally commercialize Flocapso, a biodegradable encapsulated lubricant for drilling fluids, in certain Middle Easte...

Aker Solutions and Fjords Processing form alliance

Aker Solutions and Fjords Processing have formed an alliance to develop technology and capabilities for wellstream separation and treatment solutions for the subsea and topsides oil and gas industry.


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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