Bristow has moved David Laskowski to oversee its operations in the busy Northern North Sea energy sector.
Darrell C. Howard has joined energy services major Baker Hughes as president of the US group's integrated operations organisation.
Odfjell Drilling has signed a management agreement for the semi-submersible drilling rig Island Innovator.
China Investment Corporation (CIC) has bought a 30% interest in GDF Suez's exploration and production division for $3.15 billion.
DAEWOO has awarded Aker Solutions the contract to supply two drilling equipment packages for the category D drilling rigs the South Korean yard is building for Songa Offshore.
HEEREMA Marine Contractors has signed a contract with offshore pile driving specialist Menck, for the construction of a 3500kN (kilo-Newtons) hydraulic underwater hammer.
PETROBRAS is tendering for the provision of topside modules for eight floating production, storage and offloading vessels, being built at Brazil's Engevix Engenharia. They are set for use on the Santos Basin BM-S-11 and BM-S-9 pre-salt discoveries. Total cost will be round $3.46billion.
PREMIER Oil expects to begin oil production from its Chem Sao asset shortly.
Andrew Gould, Schlumberger's long-time chief executive, has stepped down.
French power services firm Areva has said it is looking to set up a wind turbine manufacturing site in the UK.
Alistair Birnie, former chief executive of Subsea UK, has joined the board of acoustic technology manufacturer PCT as technical director.
Dr George Watkins CBE has joined the board of Xtract Energy as its non-executive chairman.
Melrose Resources has signed concession agreements for two offshore exploration blocks with the Romanian National Agency of Mineral Resources.