DECATUR, Texas -- Circulation Solutions has promoted Zach Grichor to V.P. of business development and Mark Laurent to V.P. of operations. Grichor will remain in Houston where he will be responsible for all product research and development. He will also draft the company’s technical pieces, procedures, processes and marketing materials. Laurent will be based in Decatur, Texas, and will support the company’s growth while managing daily operations within personnel, purchasing, shipping and receiving departments. Laurent will be responsible for developing safety, training and incentive plans and will support the sales team.
HOUSTON -- Proserv will present a series of global workshops to demonstrate the company’s Artemis 2G (A2G), its next generation subsea electronics module for control and monitoring communications as a result of a successful event held in Houston. Workshops are to be held in Stavanger, Aberdeen and London over the next three months with plans to hold other regional events in 2015.
EDINBURG, Texas -- HOLT CAT, the Caterpillar equipment and engine dealer for South, Central, North and North East Texas, held a grand opening Aug. 26 for its new 47,000-sq-ft full-service facility in Edinburg, Texas.
TRELLEBORG, Sweden -- Trelleborg’s offshore operation has launched a new vortex induced vibration (VIV) system. The high performance T-Strake features a unique modular design enabling more efficient transportation and installation.
HOUSTON -- Honeywell Process Solutions has announced the release of Digital Suites for Oil and Gas, a set of software and comprehensive services that can help oil and gas producers boost production performance by 3 to 5% while improving operational safety.
DUNLEER, Ireland -- Suretank has launched the world's first heated mud container. The new container was developed in partnership with Norwegian company Onsite Treatment Technologies. The heated mud container has all the standard features of an offshore mud skip and is fully certified to DNV 2.7-1 and EN 12079.
STAVANGER, Norway -- Nearly 18 months after the In Amenas attack, Statoil and the joint venture partners are ready to resume ordinary operations at the plant.
NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -- West Texas Intermediate fell, snapping the longest rising streak since February as OPEC’s oil production was seen increasing to the highest level in a year. Brent was steady in London.
LONDON -- Leni Gas & Oil (LGO) stated that well GY-668, the fifth of its planned 30 new development wells at the Goudron Field in Trinidad, and the fourth well from the current drill pad, has successfully reached total depth (TD) at 3,026 ft measured depth (MD).The well has now been successfully logged and cased to TD.
CALGARY, Alberta (Bloomberg) -- Athabasca Oil Corp. closed a C$1.18 ($1.1 billion) agreement with PetroChina Co. to sell the rest of its Dover oil-sands project, ending weeks of speculation about whether the Chinese company would pay. The shares rose.
LONDON -- Siccar Point Energy Limited (together with its subsidiaries referred to as Siccar Point Energy), a new exploration, development and production company focused on the North Sea, reported that affiliates of Blue Water Energy and Blackstone Energy Partners (Blackstone) have agreed to lead an initial investment of up to $500 million in the Company, including funding provided by GIC.
ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Roxi, further updated on the market with news of the deep discovery at its flagship BNG asset.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum), through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway), reported that drilling of exploration well 33/12-10 S in PL631 has commenced.
TRONDHEIM, Norway -- Det norske oljeselskap ASA, as operator of production license 494, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 2/9-5S. The well was drilled about 30 km east of the Valhall field on the Heimdalsho prospect.
OSLO, Norway -- Magseis ASA has been awarded a contract by Hess Denmark ApS for seabed seismic acquisition in the southern part of the North Sea using the company’s proprietary MASS system and the Artemis Athene. The duration of the contract is estimated between 45 - 60 days and work will commence upon completion of the ongoing Oseberg and Gullfaks surveys.
HAMILTON, Bermuda (Bloomberg) -- Teekay Offshore Partners LP and Modec Inc. are leading the race to supply two vessels to produce oil in deep waters for state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA, three people familiar with the contract terms said.
SEOUL, South Korea (Bloomberg) -- Samsung Group, whose billionaire chairman has been hospitalized since May, will merge its shipbuilding and engineering units as South Korea’s largest conglomerate prepares for possible succession.
CAIRO, Egypt -- BG Egypt is enhancing the country’s gas infrastructure with an upgraded well control system enabling it to bring new wells on in the complex West Delta Deep Marine concession while maintaining supply from existing wells, offshore the Nile Delta. Delivered ahead of schedule, this latest development, known as Phase 9a, has already started production from three of the nine wells in the programme. The new well control system can now manage the production from additional wells simultaneously and provides the capacity for future potential developments.
BILLINGSTAD, Norway -- MCG is, in cooperation with Exploro AS, reported completion of the acquisition of our Super High Resolution MC2D survey in the Hoop area in the Norwegian Barents Sea.
SYDNEY, Australia -- Cooper Basin focused oil & gas exploration company Real Energy Corporation Limited (Real Energy) reported to its shareholders that Ensign International drill rig 916 has been mobilised and is now being rigged up at Tamarama-1 wellsite, which is located in ATP927P.