Frank’s International named Douglas Stephens president and CEO.

ENGIE Fabricom, part of the global energy group ENGIE, selected Wichard Huigen as CEO for the U.K.

Jannicke Nilsson has been appointed executive vice president and COO of Statoil ASA. She takes over the role from Anders Opedal, who will lead the development of Statoil’s operations in Brazil as new country manager.

Arcadis selected Peter Turton as vice president and project director.

Wood Group appointed Jan Dell vice president of clean energy.

Jim Hengehold, senior vice president, engineer, and Frank Parker, senior vice president, manning manufacturing, retired at year-end 2016 from Powell Valves.

CMS Energy named Jean-Francois Brossoit vice president of transformation and shared services.

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering appointed Imraan Bux to its Ports & Shipping team as principal port engineer, based in London.

Abrado Wellbore Services named John Martin Donachie international commercial director.

Silicon Microgravity Ltd. (SMG), a newly formed University of Cambridge spinout, has formed an advisory board with BP Ventures to explore future cooperation around borehole microgravity logging technology for use in oil and gas exploration. The advisory board comprises Luis Alcoser and Robin Wye from BP and Paul Vickery and Francis Neill from SMG.

Greyrock Energy Inc.’s board of directors has been expanded to include Andrew Hinkly and Charles Williamson.

The board of Woodside has appointed Ian Macfarlane a nonexecutive director. Macfarlane joins Woodside as an independent director.

Decom North Sea elected eight new board directors: Simon Gibb; Kevin Illingworth; Dick Lagerweij; Donald Martin; Mike Pettigrew; Will Rowley; Ron van der Laan; and Tiana Walker. In addition, Andrew Sneddon was reelected as director to the board.

The PESA board of directors approved three new advisory board members: Kyle Chapman, Weatherford International; Michelle Lewis, DistributionNOW; and Josh Lowrey, Galtway Industries.


NorSea Group (UK) Ltd. and Scotoil Services Ltd., two service companies in the onshore decommissioning sector, have joined forces as NSDecom. The new collaborative venture will provide a single project focal point for all services related to quayside and onshore decommisioning activity.

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has added inspection and testing capabilities to its marine base at the Açu Superport in São João da Barra, northern Rio de Janeiro.

Data Harmonix Corp. announced the formation and launch of a new Energy Services Tech company operating under the same name. Energy Services Tech is a disruptive new type of organization in the $150 billion-plus global energy services market.

Saudi Aramco has acquired the Converge product line and associated operations and technologies from Novomer Inc. The transaction was valued at up to $100 million.

HTL Group has relocated to a facility on Raith’s Industrial Estate in Aberdeen. The move from HTL’s facility in Dyce to Raith’s Industrial Estate gives the opportunity to introduce the HTL Group’s complete range of products and services delivered via HTL Group Scotland.

Churchill Drilling Tools has opened a bespoke tooling and service workshop in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Wellsite Fishing and Rental Services LLC has created a new division, Cornerstone Completion Services.

Alphastrut, a supplier of aluminum support systems and handrails to the offshore oil and gas and marine sectors, has opened an office in Norway.

OMV agreed to sell 100% of the shares in its wholly owned subsidiary OMV (U.K.) Ltd. to Siccar Point Energy Ltd. Aberdeen. The overall transaction value is up to $1 billion.

Ophir Holdings & Ventures Ltd. and OneLNG have signed a binding shareholders’ agreement to establish a joint operating company to develop the Fortuna project in Block R offshore Equatorial Guinea using Golar LNG Ltd.’s floating LNG technology.

Rubicon Oilfield International has acquired Top-Co Holdings Inc., a supplier of oilfield casing, cementing and completion products.

Lloyd’s Register has acquired RTAMO Ltd., a software-enabled consultancy that provides data-driven solutions.

Perella Weinberg Partners and Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. have entered into a definitive transaction agreement under which the two companies will combine. The combined firm will be called Perella Weinberg Partners, and TPH’s energy practice will continue to operate as Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

Woodside entered into binding sale and purchase agreements to acquire half of BHP Billiton’s Scarborough area assets in the Carnarvon Basin, located offshore Western Australia, in September 2016. The acquisition was completed in November 2016 for a purchase price of $250 million and a contingent payment of $150 million payable upon a positive final investment decision to develop the Scarborough Field.

Drillinginfo acquired the assets, product lines and related services associated with Ponderosa Energy.

The Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex at the Schulich School of Engineering opened in November 2016. The expansion added 18,300 sq m (196,979.5 sq ft) of new space, accommodating an additional 400 student spaces at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Engineering. Another 11,100 sq m (119,479 sq ft) of existing space is still being renovated as part of the project and is expected to be complete in 2017.