Last updateFri, 13 Jan 2017 3pm


David Paradis Named President of Weir Flow Control Division

The Weir Group PLC has appointed David Paradis to its group executive as president of the Weir Flow Control Division. He will take up this new role on January 23, 2017. Paradis succeeds John Heasley who was appointed Weir Group CFO in October 2016.

Paradis is currently president of Weir Oil & Gas’ Pressure Pumping business. Before joining Weir, he spent 22 years working in the flow control industry including 14 years with Tyco Flow Control. 

GE, Transocean Announce Performance-Based Service Agreement

GE Oil & Gas has secured a new contractual service agreement (CSA), valued at approximately $180 million, with Transocean. Under the agreement, GE will provide condition-based monitoring and maintenance services for pressure control equipment on seven of Transocean’s rigs over the next 10 to 12 years. The agreement leverages GE’s digital capabilities to shift from event and calendar-based maintenance to condition-based monitoring and maintenance. 

Forum Energy Technologies Acquires Cooper Valves, Innovative Valve Components

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has acquired the assets of Cooper Valves and a 100% ownership interest in Innovate Valve Components.

Based in Stafford, TX, Cooper Valves manufactures metal seated ball valves engineered to meet Class VI shut off standards for use in severe service applications, as well as a full line of cast and forged gate, globe and check valves.

Innovative Valve Components, in partnership with Cooper Valves, commercialized critical service valves and components for the power generation industry. 

Conval Appoints Michael Glavin Vice President of Engineering

New Conval VP of Engineering Mike GlavinThis week, Conval announced the appointment of Michael Glavin as vice president of engineering. He will be responsible for new product development and technology to meet the markets linked to Conval’s strategic plan.

Glavin brings over 25 years of engineering experience in the fluid handling industry, recently serving as director of engineering at Engineered Controls International. He previously held leadership positions in Engineering and Quality with Cameron, Tyco Valves and Controls, and Worcester Controls. He holds an engineering degree from the University of Lowell and is a graduate of the School of Industrial Management at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Emerson Supplying World’s Largest Offshore Crane Vessel

Heerema Marine Contractors has chosen Emerson Automation Solutions to provide a valve remote control (VRC) system for the world’s largest semi-submersible offshore crane vessel, SSCV Sleipnir, currently under construction at Sembcorp Marine’s shipyard in Singapore.

The 220 meter long vessel is designed for the installation and removal of large offshore structures, such as oil and gas platforms, subsea production facilities, foundations, moorings, and deep water floating structures. Each of the ship’s two revolving cranes is capable of lifting up to 10,000 metric tons. The critical task of stabilizing Sleipnir during lifting operations will be carried out by the ship’s ballast control system, which transfers water between onboard tanks to counter-balance the weight of shifting loads. 


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