Oct. 1, 2011
AV Technology has appointed Joe Barnes as general manager of its asset management division.

AV Technology has appointedJoe Barnes as general manager of its asset management division.

JDR has appointedAndrew Norman as CEO, and Pat Herbert will take on the role of executive chairman.

Brinker Technology has appointedKenny McAllister as CEO.

2H Offshore has appointedTim Eyles as the managing director of the 2H Offshore group of companies. David Walters has been added to the company's global management team as a principal director.

RBG has appointedJohn Kelly to the newly created role of Central and Northern North Sea (CNNS) operations director.

AMETEK SCP has appointedDavid Duffié as VP and general manager, and Pamela Hurst as VP of business development.

Wireline Engineering has appointedDonald Mitchell to its board in the newly created position of business development director.

KBR has appointedChris Barton as senior VP, Business Development for the Oil & Gas Business Unit.

Hyperdynamics has appointedTahera Khan as director of human resources, David G. Williams as chief drilling engineer, and Thomas K. Posey as senior operations geologist.

Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc. has namedBill Wright as plant manager of its Houston manufacturing facility.

Pioneer Natural Resources has namedJames Kenneth Thompson to its board of directors.

Hertel has appointedJan Bruggenthijs as director for the Middle East, David Nickerson as regional director for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, and Lee McLean Marshall as regional director for UAE, Qatar and Oman.

Applus RTD has appointedBengt Eide as offshore projects operations director for the UKCS and Norwegian North Sea.

Sea Trucks Group has appointedRobert-Jan van Acker as CEO.

Caithness Petroleum Ltd. has appointedYves Merer as CEO, and Robert Kennedy as commercial director.

David Curtiss has been appointed executive director of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the AAPG Foundation. The AAPG Executive Committee has named AAPG CFO David Lange to the newly created post of deputy executive director of the association and foundation.

GL Noble Denton has appointedPeter Russell-Smith as executive VP for business development, general manager.

Darcy has appointedMark Presslie as business development manager.

Wintershall has appointedMario Mehren to lead the company's new Russia board department.

Xodus Group has appointedNigel Ross as business development director, and Maggie Leitch as global director for technical safety and risk.

Magma Global has appointedSteve Hatton as commercial director.

Drew Matalamaki has joined Clariant Oil Services as the flow solutions group leader for the North American Oil & Mining Business unit in Houston.

Transocean has appointedTerry B. Bonno as senior VP of marketing and Mark Monroe as VP of account management.

Siemens has appointedTerrance Ivers as CEO of the Compression and Solutions business unit of the oil and gas division.

RBG has appointedIan Henderson as president of its Kazakhstan business unit.

Baker Hughes has appointedDarrell C. Howard as president of the Integrated Operations organization.

SBM Offshore has announced thatTony Mace will step down as CEO on Dec. 31, 2011. The Supervisory Board will propose that Bruno Chabas take over as CEO Jan. 1, 2012. Chabas is currently the COO of the company.

Transocean has appointedRicardo H. Rosa as executive VP and CFO. Arnaud A.Y. Bobillier has been named executive VP, Operations Integrity. Ihab Toma has been named executive VP, Operations.

Wood Group PSN has appointedRobin Watson as UK managing director.

DnB NOR Markets has appointedKay Lim, Erik Bergöö, and Lucas Huang to its energy, offshore and maritime equity research team in Singapore.

Noreco's board members includeStåle Kyllingstad, Hilde Drønen, Shona Grant, Mona Iren Kolnes, Eimund Nygaard, and Arnstein Wigestrand.

Jee has added graduate engineersThomas Bryden, Aimen Sattar and Chris Fisher based in Tonbridge, and Daniel McNulty, Colin Dow and Joe Leask based in Aberdeen.

Sand Monitoring Services has appointedFrazer Barclay as group business development manager at its Aberdeen headquarters.

Terresolve Technologies has appointedStephen Fazekas as director of business development.

Thompson Creek has appointedPamela Saxton as executive VP and CFO, and Mark Wilson as executive VP and chief commercial officer.

Swire Oilfield Services has appointedDavid Rae as sales director.

Bristow Helicopters Ltd. has namedDavid Laskowski as development manager, and

Clough has appointedColin Percival as executive VP, capital projects (West Coast).

Peak Well Systems has appointedMark Nicol as global sales director, and Gus Brown as head of engineering.

Company news

ACE Winches has selected Spartan Solutions as the key provider of mobile logistics and equipment management solutions to support ACE's winch and deck machinery business.

Lloyd's Register has been awarded a contract to provide Maersk Oil with a comprehensive suite of risk-management services including: hazard identification and risk assessment, accident and incident investigation, management of change and contractor management.

Wood Group's engineering division is being restructured into two market-facing groups: Subsea/Pipeline/Riser & Integrity Management and Process & Facilities.

Emerson Process Management has launched its Roxar CorrLog & SandLog Wireless transmitters. The new system combines Emerson's Smart Wireless technology with Roxar corrosion and sand monitoring instrumentation to provide a complete wireless integrity management solution for protecting operators' downstream and upstream assets.

Dolphin Geophysical has named the NB533 vessel M/V Polar Duchess.

Plexus Holdings has won a contract to supply Centrica Energy with wellhead equipment, mudline casing support system and services for oil and gas exploration activities in the central and northern North Sea. The contract is worth about £800,000 ($1.3 million) and revenues are expected to commence 1Q 2012.

The Ferguson Group will move into larger premises in Stavanger, Norway, and Perth, Australia, and will open a base in the Middle East.

Shell U.K. Ltd. has extended the gas turbine maintenance contract held by Rolls Wood Group for another five years to 2015. The multi-million pound extended contract includes maintenance, repair and overhaul of 27 Rolls-Royce Avon and RB211 gas turbines operating on seven offshore platforms in the UK North Sea.

Clear-Com has has appointed Ships Electronic Services Ltd as its sole UK distributor in the offshore maritime market.

GE Energy has paid $3.2 billion to acquire Converteam.

Subsea contractorsMarin Group and Ecosse Subsea Systems have teamed to provide a one-stop excavation and trenching service to the oil and gas sector worldwide. The association combines Marin's Evo System mass-flow excavation, claycutting, and jet sled technology with Ecosse's SCAR plough for pre-cut, simultaneous, and post-lay trenching.

By linking up with Stavanger-basedPetroproducts, a subsidiary of Petrolink, Romar aims to offer an expanded service to the offshore drilling and asset decommissioning sectors. In South America, it is teaming up with Bolivia-based Intergas Servicios Petroleros to offer local drilling contractors a range of magnetic separation products.

Caterpillar Inc. has acquired 100% interest in the Pyroban Group Ltd.

Norske Shell has agreed to sell its interests in the Norwegian gas transport infrastructure joint venture Gassled to Infragas Norge for $730 million.

Wison Offshore & Marine (Hong Kong) Ltd. has changed the name of its Houston-based subsidiary Wison Floating Systems, Inc. to Wison Offshore & Marine (USA), Inc.

Siemens Energy has opened its new subsea technology center in Trondheim, Norway. The new 10,000 sq m (108,000 sq ft) facility will be the global research and development center for the company's subsea oil and gas business.

Dynamic Offshore Resources has acquired substantially all of the Gulf of Mexico properties of XTO Offshore Inc. and other related subsidiaries of ExxonMobil Corp. for $182.5 million.

Cameron has agreed to acquire LeTourneau Technologies Drillings Systems and Offshore Products divisions from Joy Global Inc. for about $375 million in cash.

Lamprell foresees new business opportunities as a result of its recently agreed takeover of local competitor MIS for $335 million.

Applus RTD has added Velosi Group's North Sea team to its Aberdeen operations and maintenance base.

Peak Well Systems has appointed GS Oiltools as the exclusive Norwegian representative for all Peak products.

A subsidiary ofBaker Hughes has taken a minority equity stake in Verdande Energy AS, a subsidiary of Verdande Technology AS. Under terms of the agreement, Baker Hughes will become a user of Verdande Technology's Case-Based Reasoning platform for oil and gas applications and will be involved in further developing the capabilities.

Businessman Andy Buchan has launchedHiretech Ltd to provide equipment for fluid pumping, subsea and diving activities, pipeline pre-commissioning, testing and decommissioning markets.

DOYLES, a U.S.-based pressure control equipment manufacturer, has engaged Energy Services Srl as their exclusive sales representative for Italy and the Mediterranean region, and Admasco Oil Field Services as their exclusive sales representative for Egypt.

Baker Hughes has consolidated its consulting services into Gaffney, Cline & Associates.

Keppel has announced its associated company,Aqua Pellentesque, has entered into an amalgamation agreement with Floatel International Ltd.

Pyroban Group has acquired Adex Zonex and Broadland Radiators and Heat Exchangers.

Transocean Services AS has made an all-cash offer to acquire 100% of Aker Drilling.

KCA Deutag has acquired Singapore-based Global Tender Barges, increasing its shareholding from 10% to 100%.

Ulstein has established a new company, Ulstein IDEA Equipment Solutions.

E.ON.Ruhrgas UK has contracted Offshore Design Engineering for continued operations and engineering support.

Clough has agreed to sell its offshore Marine Construction Division to SapuraCrest Petroleum Berhad for around $128 million in cash.

Axon Energy Products AS has announced the merger of Fluid Design Solutions Inc.and Fluid Technical Services Inc. with its subsidiary Axon Drilling Products, Inc.

RigNet Inc. has contracted Intelsat S.A. for new and renewed satellite communications capacity.

Noble Energy EG has awarded Delmar Systems a contract to supply an eight-leg preset mooring system for use in Noble Energy's Aseng development off the coast of Equatorial Guinea, West Africa.

SeeByte has agreed to license its advanced sonar analytics software to BlueView Technologies.

Regester Larkin Energy has opened its first North American office in Washington D.C.

CorDEX Instruments has forged a strategic partnership with the University of Aberdeen, investing £150,000 ($244,000) to provide safe and explosion proof technologies for use in research.

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