ABS has appointed Howard Fireman as
chief digital officer, Joseph Gollapalli as
vice president, Digital Technology; and Ryan
Moody as vice president, Strategic Development.
Mech-Tool Engineering has appointed
Anthony G. Jones as managing director,
John Robson as group sales and business development director, Chris Gaddas as group
procurement manager, and Kevin Lowder as
group proposals manager.
David Cedro has joined the Danos executive team as vice president of finance and
administration. James Callahan, who previously held the senior finance position, moves
into a new role as vice president of project
M2 Subsea has hired David Sinclair as
business development manager – renewables
Justin Jarski has joined Premium Inspection & Testing Group as COO.
Greensea has promoted Marybeth Gilliam
Andrew Blaquiere has joined Maritime
Developments Ltd. (MDL) as vice president –
Speedcast International Inc. has appointed
Keith Johnson as COO, and Er wan Emilian
has joined the company to lead the Enterprise
& Emerging Markets division.
VIKING has hired Omur Izgili as country
director for Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Roma-
nia, and Lebanon. He succeeds Yasin Kasa,
GulfMark has appointed Louis A. Raspi-
no, Jr., chairman, Eugene Davis, Domenic
DiPiero, Scott McCarty, Krishna Shivram,
and Kenneth Traub to its board of directors.
Quintin V. Kneen, the company’s president
and CEO, will continue to serve as a director.
Kongsberg Digital has appointed Gilbert
Haydamous as vice president Drilling and
Conflux Technology has hired Glenn Rees
as head of engineering, Kevin Hazlehurst
as head of research & development, Ben
Batagol as head of business development,
and Sam Gascoigne as head of finance and
administration. Max Gillard has joined the
company’s board as an independent director
SNC-Lavalin has signed a memorandum
of understanding with Saudi Aramco to cre-
ate opportunities for local workforces in the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is said to be
in line with Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value
Add (IKTVA) program, which is pursuing
increased localization of oilfield services and
equipment to strengthen and diversify the
Saudi economy; transference of technologies,
skill and knowledge through training and
development; and the creation of thousands of
jobs for the growing Saudi population.
Emerson has completed the purchase of
Paradigm, a software solutions provider to
the oil and gas industry. The combination
of Paradigm with Emerson’s Roxar software
business is said to create a comprehensive
exploration and production software portfolio
Umbilicals International has opened its
new quayside manufacturing site in Chan-nelview, Texas. The site is beside the ship
channel and houses the company’s flagship
horizontal helix machine, extrusion line, and
Ashtead Technology and Forum Energy
Technologies have decided to form a joint
venture, which they claim will create the
industry’s leading provider of subsea survey
and ROV equipment rental and associated
services. Forum will contribute its subsea
rentals business, currently trading as Forum
Subsea Rentals. The combined group will
have a rental fleet of 19,000 assets valued
at more than $139 million. and serving all
major subsea hubs from bases in Aberdeen,
Singapore, Abu Dhabi, London, and Houston.
The new venture will trade as Ashtead
Petrofac’s Training Services division has
agreed to form a joint venture with the State
Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR). The two parties plan to pursue
of training opportunities across the country’s
oil and gas and petrochemical industries.
SOCAR will hold a 51% stake in the venture
and Petrofac 49%. It will provide tested, contemporary training, and educational services
for personnel in Azerbaijan’s energy market
and those engaged in energy projects in other
Premier Oil has awarded Sparrows
Group a new five-year contract to provide
crane operations and maintenance across two
of the company’s North Sea assets. Sparrows will be responsible for offshore crane
operations and maintenance, including major
component change-out and overhaul, at the
Balmoral floating production vessel in the
North Sea and the Solan installation west of
Shetland. The contract covers all cranes and
associated mechanical, electrical, hydraulic
and instrumentation on the two fields. In
addition, Sparrows will handle all inspection,
condition monitoring, management of maintenance strategies, and full engineering scopes,
and will also provide onshore support and
repairs from its base in Aberdeen.
The Van Aalst Group has become a major
shareholder in Techano AS, an offshore
crane specialist from Norway.
TAM International has opened a new
manufacturing facility in Obninsk, Russia.
Shell has named Weatherford Interna-
tional plc its Wells Supplier of the Year 2017.
Motive FZC has teamed up with Cutting
Underwater Technologies (CUT) to offer
diamond wire cutting equipment in the Middle
East. Under the agreement, Motive FZC
will hold an extensive range of CUT equip-
ment at its facilities in Dubai, and its team of
hydraulic technicians will undergo training by
CUT specialists to qualify them to maintain
the equipment and support the company in
offshore cutting operations.
Acteon has completed the purchase of the
Viking Seatech Group.
Joulon, an asset management services
provider, has acquired OES Asset Integrity
Management, a third-party audit, inspection,
and project management company.
Kangrim has appointed Metalock Brasil
as its authorized technical assistance support
for boilers and inert gas generators.
Delmar Systems Pty Ltd. has purchased
a new mooring equipment storage yard and
base facility in Karratha, Western Australia.
Probe Technologies Holdings Inc. has
completed a strategic merger with Hunter
Well Science Ltd.
PartnerPlast has appointed Orca Subsea
as the sole UK supplier. As part of the deal,
Orca will provide buoyancy and other assorted
products; focusing on offshore and subsea,
rotational moulding, and aquaculture.
STATS Group has formalized an agency
agreement with OSD Pty Ltd., New Zealand’s
largest independent pipeline service company.
GulfMark has successfully completed its
financial restructuring plan and emerged from
bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the
US Bankruptcy Code.
MODEC Inc. has chosen Promapp Solu-
tions’ BPM software for its Ghana operations.
Metal reprocessing, tubular supply and
decommissioning company John Lawrie
Group has been acquired by its management
in partnership with Rubicon Partners and
Archer is upgrading to IFS Applications 9
for Offshore Services. This is a fully integrated
system that secures access to information and
visibility across the whole value chain both
onshore and offshore. The solution offers com-
ponents for financial work including budgets
and prognoses, projects, logistics, document
management, HR and engineering. Archer will
roll out the solution to more than 3,100 onshore
and offshore users across 19 countries.
Kongsberg Digital has agreed to acquire a
34% stake in NSG Digital, a subsidiary of sup-
ply base/logistics company NorSea Group.
They will pursue opportunities for digitaliza-
tion of oil and gas and offshore wind supply
chains. They have collaborated on develop-
ing a new logistics system called NSG E2E
(End-to-End), offered as a part of Kongsberg
Digital’s application platform, Kognifai.