Specialized Oilfield Products (SOP) and Vincotte International have made senior-level appointments in recent months.
Michael Craig joined SOP in November 2015 as general manager. He has more than 30 years of experience in the oilfield industry and has worked in various managerial positions with Occidental Petroleum Corp., Elf, and Total, handling field service, manufacturing, operations, production, and design of oilfield equipment. Craig served as managing director of Mechserv Ltd. and Axon Well Intervention Products (Europe and Middle East/North Africa) from 2000 to 2013, and provided consultancy services for MGC Rental and Consultancy services in the UK and Middle East/North Africa regions.
Jim Splaine was promoted to regional general manager of Vincotte International Middle East (VIME) in June 2015. He joined VIME in November 2014 as general manager for Saudi Arabia operations. Splaine has more than 26 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, largely in the integrity management, welding fabrication, maintenance, and construction areas. Prior to joining VIME, he served as operations delivery manager for Oceaneering International.