OTC 2016: What they really thought

Hundreds of representatives of North Sea companies braved the downturn to attend the Offshore Technology Conference 2016 in Houston.


Oilfield services firm Expro appoints new CEO

International oilfield services firm Expro yesterday announced the appointment of a new chief executive to replace Charles Woodburn, who will leave in April. Aberdeen and Reading-based Expro has promoted Mike Jardon, 46, from within its own ranks to fill the void created by Mr Woodburn’s departure. Mr Jardon, who joined Expro in 2011 as chief operating officer, is expected to remain in Houston in his new job.

Offshore Europe

Offshore Europe 2015: We will only thrive as an industry with the best minds on our side

Despite the challenges that the industry is currently facing in relation to the current commodity price, we have continued to see a steady stream of visitors to what remains the largest oil and gas event in Europe. I’ve always been impressed by what there is to see at Offshore Europe, showing in so many ways the breadth and depths, quite literally, that our industry goes to in order to innovate, push new boundaries and find new solutions. I am pleased that this year’s conference and exhibition has upheld that tradition.

Offshore Europe

Offshore Europe 2015: New programme inspires next generation of engineers

Engineers who embarked on their career only a few years ago have been inspiring the next generation of industry leaders at this year's Offshore Europe, in the first programme of its kind at the event. School children from academies including St Machar in Aberdeen and the secondary school in Montrose were invited along to speak and hear from oil and gas professionals about their careers in the sector. Energy Voice spoke to two pupils, 17-year-old Alexander Smith and 16-year-old Courtney Thomson, who are both looking to pave their way into the industry.

Oil & Gas

Expro set to review the bonus provision of 200 workers

An oil firm has announced it is reviewing the bonus provision of 200 offshore workers. Expro is carrying out the review as a result of the ongoing oil price downturn. An Expro spokeswoman said: “The company has communicated with employees to explain the reason for this difficult decision, which is in direct response to the current tough operating environment.

Oil & Gas

Expro awarded $200million contract with Statoil

Expro has won a $200million contract from Statoil to provide well testing and fluid sampling services in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The agreement which started this month, will last an initial four years, with options to extend for a further six years. It will include the provision of downhole tools, gauges, tubing, surface well testing, rig cooling and subsea services.