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Borets U.S. names new senior V.P. of business development and sales

Borets, a global leader in the engineering, manufacturing, sales and service of electric submersible pump (ESP) systems, has named William P. Faubel as senior vice president-business development and sales of Borets U.S., located in Houston.

Exxon, Shell join Ivanka Trump to defend Paris climate accord

As President Donald Trump contemplates whether to make good on his campaign promise to yank the United States out of the Paris climate accord, an unlikely lobbying force is hoping to talk him out of it: oil and coal producers.

Delmar Systems announces changes to Houston engineering staff

Delmar Systems, Inc. has announced two changes within the engineering group based in Delmar’s office in Houston, Texas.

MPD and continuous circulation technology overcome deepwater challenges

Henry Pinkstone, Michael Chandra, AFGlobal Corporation; Rick Doll, MPD consultant; Wade Babcock, PE, Vince Tilley, Benjamin Choo, Murphy Oil

Wells drilled offshore Sabah, East Malaysia, using conventional open wellbore technology, have experienced well control events and significant NPT. Problems encountered included kicks, stuck pipe, and lost mud circulation.

AADE 2017: Senior drilling engineers urged to continue student mentorship

Every great drilling engineer, at one time, most likely had a great mentor, who provided him or her with help and support when it was needed most.

AAPG’s ACE ’17: Plentiful supply can meet strong demand, but forecasts rarely certain, admits BP exec

Gone forever are the days when the world stressed over what would happen when humanity began running out of oil—a fear based on M. King Hubbert’s theory of peak oil—or the point in time at which the maximum rate of petroleum extraction occurred.

Seadrill in free fall amid struggle to avoid bankruptcy

Seadrill Ltd., once the crown jewel of billionaire John Fredriksen’s business empire, is now at the mercy of short-term speculators as the biggest funds avoid the offshore driller amid a struggle to avoid bankruptcy.

Tenaris' Rocca touts jobs in Trump's America

The billionaire steel tycoon who controls Tenaris SA, the world’s largest maker of seamless-steel pipes for the energy industry, expects the creation of American jobs at his $1.8 billion plant in Texas will allow his company to continue to import certain types of pipes into the U.S. The pipe-making plant is due to open this fall in Bay City to serve the shale wells.

Rival drilling tycoons place bets on offshore oil rig recovery

Billionaire John Fredriksen and his former top adviser Tor Olav Troim may not see eye to eye anymore, but they agree on this: it’s time to buy offshore rigs again.

Polarcus names Duncan Eley as new CEO

Polarcus Limited announces that Duncan Eley has been appointed CEO. Eley replaces Rod Starr, who has resigned from the Company following the completion of a two-year period of restructuring, refinancing and reorganization.

Italy said to confirm CEOs of state-owned Eni, Enel for another term

Italy is planning to confirm the holders of the top jobs at energy firms Eni SpA and Enel SpA for another term, according to people familiar with the matter, including a government official.

ABB Customer World: Women 'say yes' to opportunity in STEM

Presented by EUCI, ABB Customer World held the “Leadership for women in industry” workshop on Wednesday.

EMGC '17: Prospects for accelerating gas trade and regional energy cooperation

In the fourth session of the day, there was a focus on accelerating efforts to ramp up gas trade in the Eastern Med. Charles Ellinas, CEO of E-C Natural Hydrocarbons Co. Ltd., first spoke about the impact of global markets and prices on the Eastern Med.

EMGC '17: Forecasting prosperity to predict global energy demand

Gulf Publishing Company's Eastern Mediterranean Gas Conference (EMGC) 2017, the world's primary event for discussing the forces shaping gas industry development in the Eastern Med, continued on March 15.

EMGC '17: Execs outline gas prospects for Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel

Stelios Nicolaides, Director of Hydrocarbons Service for the Republic of Cyprus' Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism delivered welcoming remarks on behalf of George Lakkotrypis, Minister of Cyprus' Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism.

The EIC appoints Petrofac’s Tony Brady to board of directors

The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the leading trade association for UK companies that supply goods and services to the energy industries worldwide, has announced the appointment of Petrofac’s Business Development Manager Tony Brady as the newest member of its board of directors.

Weatherford announces appointment of new president, CEO

Weatherford International has announced that after a full and diligent search process, the board has appointed Mark A. McCollum as president and CEO, as well as a member of the board of directors, with an effective start date in late April 2017.

TAM International appoints new chairman of the board, president

TAM International, Inc., an independent oilfield services company providing inflatable and swellable packers to the oil and gas industry, announces that L. Bentley Sanford has moved into the position of chairman of the board and has appointed Michael Machowski as the new president of the company.

Executive director at Soma Oil & Gas resigns, accepts role as Somalia Prime Minister

Soma Oil & Gas has announced the resignation of Hassan Khaire, executive director for Africa, so he can accept the honor of serving his country of origin, Somalia, as its Prime Minister.

Chevron names Saudi veteran to head Kuwait operations, Neutral Zone fields set to re-open

Chevron Corp. appointed veteran Saudi Arabian executive Ahmad Awad al-Omar as president of its operations in Kuwait as the two neighboring countries prepare to resume production from shared fields with capacity of more than 500,000 bpd.