The head of a Norwegian inspection, maintenance and repair group believes that the traditionally separate markets on either side of the North Sea are gradually merging.
A north-east oilfield services business is targeting further growth after coming under Norwegian ownership.
The boss of a private-equity backed company in the Norwegian sector said the company’s inception is a sign of the growing trend for mergers in the industry following a decline in oil price. Rune Haddeland is set to take up the reins of WellConnection Group, which has been formed after acquistions of Eurotechnology InCon AS, FrankMohn Mongstad AS and WellConnection Subsea AS. The company was established by private equity firm Energy Ventures which aims to establish itself as a major inspection, maintenance and repair player in the Norwegian market.