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O&G Industry Urged to Support Digital Skills

A report into UK oil and gas workforce dynamics launched indicates that more than 40,000 new people will need to be recruited into the industry over the next 20 years, including 10,000 in posts that don’t exist today.The UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review, by global energy skills body OPITO in partnership with Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Oil and Gas Institute, assesses the changing skills requirements for the industry over the next 20 years. The research will assist in providing a roadmap for a new skills strategy to ensure the sector is ready to take advantage of emerging roles and

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Kongsberg Digital Wins ACE Award

Kongsberg Digital has received a 2018 Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award in the Overall Business Impact category.  This years ACE Awards winners have been selected for demonstrating unwavering commitment to listening to the Voice of the Customer and driving customer-focused change throughout their organizations. Established in 2005 to highlight dedication and contribution to achieving universal customer excellence, Confirmit’s ACE Awards program is a well-respected cross-industry, international initiative. Kongsberg Digital’s service and support for companies

James Larnder (Photo: Aquaterra Energy)

Aquaterra Promotes Larnder, Morrison

Aquaterra Energy announced two senior management promotions. George Morrison becomes Group CEO of parent company Aquaterra Energy Group, while James Larnder fills Morrison’s previous role as the new Managing Director of the Aquaterra Energy business. Morrison will focus on expansion within the oilfield market through strategic acquisitions while Larnder will drive further business growth and product innovation within Aquaterra Energy. Aquaterra Express tools and equipment rental service, which offers easy access to an essential range of in-demand, standardized solutions. In addition, Well

Wisconsin Energy to Buy Integrys

Wisconsin Energy Corp said it would buy Integrys Energy Group Inc for $5.71 billion to create a larger, more diverse Midwest electric and natural gas delivery company. The deal is the latest in a series of transactions aimed at minimizing exposure to the volatile wholesale power market, and analysts expect consolidation to continue. "More than 99 percent of the combined company's earnings will come from regulated businesses," said Wisconsin Energy Chief Executive Gale Klappa, who will lead the combined company. Prices on both the open and regulated markets have fallen, due to an

Mike Loggie (Photo: Saltire Energy)

Saltire Energy CEO Shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Chief Executive of Aberdeen-based Saltire Energy, Mike Loggie, has been shortlisted as a regional finalist in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 2015. The annual EY awards, recognize business leaders from across the world that have shown the passion, vision and drive to succeed.  Winners will be announced at the regional Awards Dinner for Scotland on June 25. The judging criteria will include entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, personal integrity and strategic direction. Mike Loggie established Saltire Energy in 1986 and has since grown it into a group of three highly successful subsidiar

From Left Dann Lockdahl, DONG Energy Offshore Base Manager and Allan Junge, Financial Director of Blue Water Shipping.

DONG Energy Expands in the Port of Esbjerg

  The positive development within the offshore industry has made its impact on DONG Energy, which is a significant player in the market. The increased activity has made it necessary to extend the company's office and storage facilities in the Port of Esbjerg. Therefore, DONG Energy has entered into an agreement with Blue Water Shipping to expand the two companies' existing lease agreement.   Blue Water Shipping will invest around DKK 55 million in the renovation and rebuilding to meet DONG Energy's requirements for additional office facilities, storage buildings, parking lots and surroundin

‘Boot Camp’ Trains Students for Natural Gas Jobs

Consumers Energy, Oakland schools offer natural gas boot camp to train, hire high school graduates A natural gas boot camp program between Consumers Energy and Oakland Schools is helping the energy company meet a critical employment need while providing marketable skills and permanent jobs to interested high school graduates.   "This partnership with Oakland Schools is a win-win for all. Part of our promise to Michigan is to help create good-paying technical jobs like the ones offered through successful graduation from this natural gas boot camp," said Daniel Malone, senior

Image of CETO 5 unit as it will appear operating off Garden Island, WA

ARENA 1st Recipient of World Environment Day Award

  ARENA has been awarded the inaugural Clean Energy Award at the United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards 2015 in Melbourne. The Clean Energy Award recognises the efforts of those working towards a more sustainable future through the development and deployment of renewable energy programmes or processes. “ARENA is honoured to be the first recipient of this Award,” ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht said at the Awards ceremony on Friday evening. “We are a relatively young organisation and, as we approach our third anniversary, it is fantastic for

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

U.S. Energy Security: Maritime Infrastructure Investment is a Key, says Moniz

The maritime industry was front and center yesterday in Washington, D.C., as “getting more oil on the water” was touted as one piece of the puzzle in ensuring future U.S. energy security, said U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. Sec. Moniz spoke yesterday at the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) 2015 EIA Energy Conference at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, DC. Building U.S. energy security via a strategic evaluation of the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve  (SPR) was central to his comments, noting  that the size, shape, release triggers and distribution

Arnstein Andreassen (PhotoPBES

Andreassen Joins PBES to Develop Energy Storage Markets

Norwegian energy storage company Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) announced Arnstein Andreassen has joined the firm to develop marine energy storage markets. Andreassen brings decades of experience in power generation and propulsion.   In his previous positions, both in Naval and commercial business, Andreassen worked with power generation and propulsion systems in the marine space. Andreassen comes to PBES from Bertel O. Steen Teknikk AS (Bostek), where he is responsible for sales of commercial marine generator sets.    

Eivind Aune (Photo: PBES)

Aune Joins PBES to Develop Energy Storage Markets

 Eivind Aune has joined designed and manufacturer of industrial lithium-ion energy storage Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) in order to help further develop energy storage markets.   Aune brings to the role decades of experience in Norwegian business. With an MSc in electronics/cybernetics and an MBA in international marketing and trade, Aune has served in several board and CEO positions, having most recently spent the eight last years as an owner and CEO of Sifa Mechanical Production in Selbu, Norway.

Hans Tormod Hansen, newly appointed Area Manager for the Scandinavian power market for DNV GL - Energy.

Hans Hansen is DNV GL's Area Manager for Scandinavia

  In the power sector DNV GL supports the industry in delivering a secure, sustainable, available and affordable energy supply. In his new role Hans Tormod Hansen will be responsible for offering energy advisory services to the Scandinavian market, assisting power transmission and distribution companies with strategic advice, planning, implementation and energy delivery optimization – from policy to use. “Having started my career at DNV, I’m fascinated by how the company has evolved over the years,” said Hans Tormod. “Scandinavia’s current energy transition

LNG Ltd Takes Paul Cavicchi On-board

LNG Ltd Takes Paul Cavicchi On-board

  Liquefied Natural Gas Limited has appointed Paul J. Cavicchi as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 October 2014.  Based in Houston, Paul brings over 25 years leadership experience in the international energy industry across a range of gas nd power projects which includes development and construction of LNG infrastructure. Paul’s most recent executive position was as Executive Vice President of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc. (GSENA) a  ubsidiary of GDF SUEZ Energy International where he supervised and directed all business development efforts

Jim McAleese

Glacier Energy Services Appoints New Heat Transfer Division MD

Energy  sector service group Glacier Energy Services confirmed the appointment of Jim McAleese as managing director of its newly-formed heat transfer division. McAleese, 51, will lead Glacier's heat transfer repair and refurbishment services business, which was augmented with the acquisition of MSL Heat Transfer in late September, complementing existing group company Ross Offshore. The appointment follows Glacier's recent restructure to focus on its companies' core capabilities delivering specialist services for energy infrastructure onsite in any global location, and at its workshops

Nick Hawkes (Photo: Aquaterra Energy)

Aquaterra Names Hawkes Financial Director

Offshore engineering solutions provider Aquaterra Energy has appointed Nick Hawkes as Financial Director based at the company’s headquarters in Norwich.   Hawkes has more than four years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and joins Aquaterra having spent nearly 20 years with Babcock International Group where he latterly held the position as Financial Director for 15 years. Hawkes graduated from Bournemouth University in 1987 with a BA (Hons) Business Studies.   His appointment follows the announcement in July that Aquaterra Energy secured a multimillion pound investment

Soren Gath Hansen

DONG Energy Appoints CEO for E&P

  Søren Gath Hansen will step down as Group Executive Vice President and CEO for E&P. His successor is David B. Cook who comes from a position as Executive Officer and Head of Oil & Gas at the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, TAQA. Søren Gath Hansen will continue in DONG Energy as head of the group's Quality, Health, Safety and Environment activities (QHSE). Søren Gath Hansen said, "I have worked for DONG Energy for more than 30 years and throughout the past 12 years I have had the privilege to head the build-up of the oil and gas business which has become

Christian Berven joings Aquaterra Energy as director of business development. Photo: Aquaterra Energy

Aquaterra Appoints Berven

Aquaterra Energy appointed Christian Berven as Business Development Director, as it strengthens its EMEA operations by opening offices in Stavanger, Norway. The company, headquartered in Norwich, UK, was the first to secure a multi-million pound investment from EV Private Equity, as part of its pledge last year to support fast-growing North Sea businesses. The investment from EV is supporting Aquaterra Energy’s global growth strategy, as well has enabling it to invest in capital expenditure. It has already used part of the funding to expand its fleet of high pressure riser systems. Four of the

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