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Nigel Ross

Jee Appoints Business Development Director

be responsible for ensuring the business continues to meets its ongoing strategy for growth by further developing relationships with key customers and seeking new business opportunities to support long-term growth plans. Mr. Ross has more than 20 years of experience in business development and sales management within the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Jee, he worked as a business development director for Xodus, where he was responsible for implementing strategic international growth plans and securing new business for all operating divisions. He has also held senior positions at Shell

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Bourque Joins Sea Machines

.   “Phil’s marine relationships span the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions and he will be a key part of bringing the Sea Machines technology to the global market,” said Sea Machines CEO, Michael Johnson.   Bourque comes to Sea Machines with a background in international sales management, having built much of the global sales and support network for Seakeeper Inc, the manufacturer of marine gyrostabilizers.   “I enjoy the challenge of working with advanced technology, Bourque said, “and Sea Machines represents the latest of offerings that allow operators to

Smith Joins Woods Hole Group

marine environmental operational challenges.  His career development commenced from laboratory analysis of marine sediments to undertaking coastal and offshore oceanographic and meteorological field studies and data analysis, and on to project management.  He moved into a commercial and sales management capacity before transferring to the US in 2001, where his focus was the provision of metocean services for offshore oil and gas, coastal engineering and offshore renewable projects from a commercial management, business development and overall business management perspective as Managing Director

 Clarke Shepherd, global business development director at Oil Plus. Photo courtesy Oil Plus

Oil Plus bags $1.5 mi Middle East Deals

Oil Plus has secured contracts worth more than $1.5m over the past three months and has significantly expanded its footprint in the Middle East. The company has also reported a strong start to the year with sales up by 285% compared to the last quarter of 2017. Due to the surge of new business, the Newbury-based company, which employs in excess of 30 people, plans to recruit another eight over the next 12 months.   The contracts will see Oil Plus deliver reservoir souring modelling, production chemistry and iron sulfide studies for several international oil companies in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait

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Flynn Signs on to Represent EOM Offshore

EOM Offshore LLC advanced its strategic position in the U.S. market with the appointment of John Flynn and Flynn Technical Solutions LLC to serve as its representative in the “Hurricane” states. Flynn’s professional background serving as Technical Sales and VP Global Marketing Communications with various marine-related and technological companies will create synergy and momentum for EOM Offshore, the company said. “EOM Offshore’s innovative technologies bring an exciting new capability for increased reliability for data transmission and health management of moored

Henrik Andreasen and Bill Main (Photo: Balmoral Offshore Engineering)

Balmoral Escalates Renewables Ambition

said it has acquired Norwegian manufacturer Seaproof Solutions to accelerate its expansion into the offshore renewables market. Established in 1989 Bergen-based Seaproof designs and manufactures advanced cable protection systems, bend stiffeners and flexible J-tubes and is forecast to generate sales of 140m NOK (approximately £13m, $18.5mln)) in the current financial year. Balmoral Offshore Engineering, part of Aberdeen-based Balmoral Group, made the acquisition for an undisclosed sum and will retain the current management team and workforce totalling some 37 people at the Seaproof

Swearingen Joins PMI Industries

PMI Industries, Inc. announces that Sandon Swearingen has joined the company as Account Manager, Technical Sales. Swearingen is primarily responsible for account management for the company's subsea cable hardware, testing laboratory and seismic exploration customers. He serves as the primary contact and liaison between PMI and various domestic and international accounts, as well as other marine companies.  Swearingen brings 20 years of customer relationship management experience in various industries including: market channel development services, automotive, construction and information

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TGS Boosted by Seismic Market Recovery

quarter rose by 56 percent year-on-year to $135 million, beating the average $106 million forecast by analysts, according to Thomson Reuters estimates.   TGS, whose vessels scan the seabed for potential oil and gas deposits, said more than 85 percent of first-quarter revenues came from sales of previously collected data held in the company's extensive library.   "With all regions performing above our expectations, we see this as another sign of an underlying improvement in the market," Chief Executive Kristian Johansen said in a statement.   Shares in TGS surges

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OceanGate Names McCurdy Chief Operating Officer

OceanGate Inc. (OGI), a global provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, has named Seattle native Neil McCurdy as chief operating officer. In his role as COO, McCurdy will be responsible for administering OceanGate’s corporate strategy and coordinating operations and sales programs to reduce costs and increase profitability. In addition, managing the production and roll out of OceanGate’s next-generation submersible, the 3,000 meter Cyclops, will be among McCurdy’s chief responsibilities. His 15-plus years of expertise in developing and managing high-performance worldwide

BOEM Public Meetings on Gulf Central Planning Area

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is preparing a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed Central Planning Area (CPA) lease sales beginning with Lease Sale 235 in the Gulf of Mexico off the states of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Sale 235 is scheduled to be held in 2015. The study will also cover CPA lease sales 241 and 247, to be held in 2016 and 2017 respectively. The supplemental EIS will update the environmental and socioeconomic analyses completed in July 2012 and in April 2013. The supplemental EIS will consider possible new circumstances and information

Vast Offshore Acres Available at BOEM GofM Sale

The bids are in for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) oil and gas lease sale, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 20, 2013. Lease Sale 227 offered nearly 39 million unleased offshore acres in the Central Gulf of Mexico Planning Area. BOEM received 407 bids submitted by 47 companies on 320 offshore blocks.   This sale encompasses 7,299 blocks and covers roughly 38.6 million acres, located from three to about 230 nautical miles offshore, in water depths ranging from nine to more than 11,115 feet (three to 3,400 meters). BOEM estimates the lease sale could result in the production of

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BOEM Proposes Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced that it will hold Gulf of Mexico Central Planning Area (CPA) oil and gas lease sale 231 in New Orleans on March 19, 2014. The sale is the second CPA lease sale and the fourth overall sale under the 2012 – 2017 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Natural Gas Leasing Program.  The auction will offer 39 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, include all available unleased areas in

Emily MacPherson

MetOcean Adds Two to MarketingTeam

MetOcean appointed Emily MacPherson and Laura Squires to its Sales and Marketing team. Emily MacPherson brings over ten years of brand marketing and sales experience to MetOcean. Within her role, Emily MacPherson will be responsible for the expanding buoy and profiler product portfolio and brand marketing and advertising for the company.  Emily holds a Bachelor of Business Communications and a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a Major in Marketing and Economics. Emily has over nine years of experience in the environmental and oceanographic field which makes her a key edition to buoy

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Boskalis Sells Stake in SMIT Amandla Marine

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has successfully completed the sale of its stake in SMIT Amandla Marine (SAM). The possible sale had already been announced in March 2016. The stake was sold to management and local investors, thereby returning the business of SAM to 100% South African ownership. Boskalis received a cash sum of approximately EUR 50 million for the sale. The activities and results of SAM will be deconsolidated with effect from 1 December 2016. Following the sale, Boskalis will continue to be permanently represented in the region through the activities of SMIT Salvage.

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US Interior Secretary Sees Little Demand for New Offshore Drilling

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Friday that he sees little demand from oil and gas companies for new offshore drilling leases, which could pose problems for his plan to ramp up output from federal waters.The comments come just three months after Zinke had proposed opening nearly all U.S. ocean coastlines to drilling, in a bid to raise domestic oil and gas production. The plan sparked immediate protests from coastal states, environmentalists and the tourism industry.Zinke said a record-sized U.S. auction of offshore oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico, held in March, showed "modest to

BOEM Oil and Gas Lease Sale: 48m Acres

international audience. The livestream broadcast will begin at 9 a.m. CST via the BOEM website at www.boem.gov. The twelfth and final Gulf offshore sale under the Administration’s Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017 (Five Year Program), this sale builds on the eleven sales previously held in the current Five Year Program, which netted more than $3 billion for American taxpayers, in support of the Administration’s goal of continuing to increase domestic oil and gas production.   Sale 247 includes approximately 9,118 blocks, located from three to about 230

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Trump Administration Grants License for Taiwan Submarine Project

submarine.The U.S. State Department declined to confirm the details of the news report.A State Department official said the agency continued to review Taiwan’s defense needs and referred questions about specific procurement plans to Taiwanese authorities.“Our longstanding policy on defense sales to Taiwan has been consistent across seven different U.S. administrations,” the official said. “This policy has contributed to the security of Taiwan and also supported the maintenance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”Reporting by David Brunnstrom, Phil Stewart and

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