Nov. 19, 2007


Paris, has announced the appointment of Bernard di Tullio as president and chief operating officer. Di Tullio, who joined Technip in 1975, most recently served as president of the Oil and Gas Div.

The company also announced creation of geographical business units supported by global product lines. To enhance the focus on subsea, a global subsea management team has also been created. The regions, products lines, and global subsea team all report directly to the COO.

Technip is among the world’s largest providers of oil, gas, and petrochemical engineering, construction, and services. In support of its activities, the group manufactures flexible pipes and umbilicals, and builds offshore platforms.


Houston, has announced formation of a joint venture with High Arctic Energy Services Inc. to provide underbalanced drilling services and managed pressure drilling services to the worldwide upstream oil and gas industry. Initially, the joint venture will provide these services for projects managed by Schlumberger’s Integrated Product Management group.

High Arctic Energy Services Inc., based in Red Deer, Alta., currently has operations in western Canada, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia.

Schlumberger is a leading supplier of products and services ranging from seismic acquisition and processing, formation evaluation, well testing, directional drilling, well cementing and stimulation, artificial lift, well completions, and consulting, software, and information management.

Mustang Engineering

Houston, has appointed Lowell Wiles as director of construction operations. Wiles has more than 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, most recently with Fluor Corp.

Mustang Engineering is an independent services provider to the global oil, gas, chemical, and manufacturing industries. The company specializes in design, engineering, procurement, project management, and construction management.

BJ Services Co.

Aberdeen, has announced the appointment of Jan Frieling as Libya country manager for the Well Services Div. within the Europe-Africa region. Before joining BJ in 2002, Frieling worked for 18 years for a major UK-based service company.

BJ Services Co. is a leading global provider of pressure pumping and related oil field services.

Granherne Ltd.

Leatherhead, Surrey, UK, has appointed Geeta Thakorlal as general manager for its Leatherhead operations. Thakorlal has been with Granherne for 11 years, most recently as manager of the risk, safety, and environment group. She earned a chemical engineering degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Granherne Ltd., a subsidiary of KBR, is a global engineering consultancy, specializing in the hydrocarbon and energy industries.