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Kasper Karlsen and Deniz Kirdar True (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Promotes Two Senior Leaders

Svitzer, the towage arm of Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, announced two senior leadership appointments: Kasper Karlsen as Global Chief Operating Officer and Deniz Kirdar True as Managing Director in the AMEA region.Karlsen has held different leadership positions in the A.P. Moller-Maersk group over the last 15 years and has been with Svitzer since 2020, holding the role of regional COO in Europe and standing in as UK Managing Director following the merger of the UK North and South clusters in June 2022. He will begin his new role as global COO from December 1, 2022.True has worked in

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Congo Republic Oil Workers to Go on Hunger Strike

Oil sector workers in Congo Republic will go on a hunger strike starting June 27, the workers' union said in a statement.A second phase of the strike starting June 29 will involve stopping work at all offices and industrial bases in Pointe-Noire, while the hunger strike continues at refineries, oil terminals, onshore and offshore bases, the statement said.(Reporting by Aaron Ross/Writing by Nellie PeytonEditing by James Macharia Chege)

Celestino Maússe, Enermech's Mozambique country manager - Credit: Enermech (The image has been cropped)

UK-based Enermech Eyes Oil & Gas Work in Mozambique

;"Mr Maússe brings with him over fifteen years of oil and gas engineering experience, having worked as a process engineer in the areas of engineering, commissioning, and start up across projects around the world," the company added.Previously, he led business development in Sub-Saharan Africa for companies such as SNC-Lavalin and Kentz and has held general management positions in Mozambique for both Kentz and Golder Associates. In these roles, Mr Maússe serviced clients in the mining and oil and gas industries across the region, providing specialist engineering solutions to enhance

Mohamed Mounes Shahat - Credit: Neptune Energy

Neptune Energy Names New Managing Director for Egypt

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has appointed Mohamed Mounes Shahat to the role of Egypt Managing Director, based in Cairo. Mounes, who will start in December, joins Neptune from Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum, having most recently held the position of Minister’s Advisor for Gas Affairs.The new MD has almost 40 years’ experience in the sector having begun his career with the Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company in Egypt as a Petroleum Engineer.He has held senior leadership roles including Operations General Manager and Board member at Khalda Petroleum Company and was Chairman and

Mike Holliday - LR's Marine & Offshore president for South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa (SAMEA) - Credit: LR

LR Names Marine & Offshore President for SAMEA

LR has appointed Mike Holliday as Marine & Offshore president for South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa (SAMEA).In his new role, Holliday will lead LR’s Marine and Offshore operations across SAMEA, primarily based in Singapore, and be responsible for developing the business in current and emerging markets as well as identifying growth opportunities in the region including key gas, naval and offshore projects.Holliday’s remit will also include LR’s traditional portfolio such as classification, compliance, and advisory services to as well as collaborating with clients on industry

Adonis Pouroulis - Chariot Oil and Gas acting CEO / Image Credit: Chariot Oil and Gas

Chariot Oil & Gas CEO Steps Down. Acting CEO Named

London-listed oil company Chariot Oil & Gas has informed that Larry Bottomley, CEO, has stepped down from the company with immediate effect.The company, with operations in Morocco, Namibia, and Brazil, said Tuesday that Adonis Pouroulis, currently Non-Executive Director and founder, would take over as acting CEO with immediate effect. Further, Julian Maurice-Williams, currently Chief Financial Officer, and Duncan Wallace, currently Exploration Manager, will join the Board with immediate effect as executive directors as Chief Financial Officer and Technical Director respectively."The

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Nigeria Tells Oil and Gas Firms to Cut Staff in Covid-19 Fight

is keen to protect oil production, which provides 90% of much-needed foreign exchange. A coronavirus case on an offshore rig could spread quickly among workers and have a potentially devastating impact on production.Health experts are concerned about the potential for a widespread outbreak in Africa's most populous country, which has about 200 million inhabitants. Nigeria has 174 confirmed coronavirus cases and two deaths from the virus so far.The country has shut international airports, closed all land borders and locked down its two main cities, Lagos and the capital Abuja, in an effort

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Equatorial Guinea Punishes Subsea 7

with local laws aimed at creating more jobs for locals, the oil minister said on Thursday.In September, an oil ministry source warned that Schlumberger, Subsea 7 and FMC faced bans from working in Equatorial Guinea if they did not commit to local content laws.The move was part of a crackdown by the African country to enforce local content laws that have been in place since 2014. Petroleum operators were told in July to cancel contracts with Canadian-based CHC Helicopter."Companies operating in the oil sector have an obligation to work within the confines of our very flexible and pragmatic local

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