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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Brett Lestrange (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Ashtead Names Lestrange UK Regional Director

industry, Lestrange joins Ashtead from HCS Control Systems where he held the position of chief executive officer. Prior to this, he was a founding partner of Frontrow Energy Partners and held a number of senior and technical positions at Expro Group, including head of subsea. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Lestrange began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1992, when he joined Woodside Offshore Petroleum as a graduate engineer. 

Australia Bans Bulker for Underpaying Crew

 A Panama flagged bulk carrier, DL Carnation, has been banned from entering Australian ports for a period of 12 months after authorities uncovered a scheme which saw the vessel’s crew being intentionally underpaid.   The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said it received a complaint on Friday, September 8 via the International Transport Workers’ Federation alleging discrepancies in the payment of wages for the crew of the DL Carnation. An AMSA surveyor attended the vessel in Gladstone and found that the ship was operating with two sets of wage accounts on board: one

Speedcast Announces Buyout

Speedcast announces buyout; also announces appointment of new Board Director and Chairman. SpeedCast Ltd. announced the buyout of SatComms Australia, a satellite solutions provider in Australia. The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval. The acquisition will further consolidate SpeedCast’s leadership position in the Asia-Pacific region and provide SpeedCast with an expanded presence in Australia. SpeedCast also announced the appointment of Michael Malone as a nonexecutive Board Director and the appointment of John Mackay as Chairman of the Board. SatComms Australia

Alex Harrison

LOC Appoints Harrison, Solomons

London Offshore Consultants (LOC) announced that Alex Harrison has assumed a new LOC Group role as Group Director, Energy Services effective October 13, 2014, after stepping down as Managing Director of LOC Australia. Taking over Harrison's role in Australia with effect from this same date is Adam Solomons. Harrison was a Director of LOC in London before transferring in 2005 to head LOC Australia which is now the second largest earnings generator in the LOC Group. He joined the LOC Group Ltd board in 2011. He will remain based in Perth, Western Australia where he is placed near the growing offshore

Jeff McCray (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries to Open Australian Office

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) said it plans to establish a permanent presence in Australia by opening an office in Canberra.   “Establishing a permanent presence in Australia demonstrates HII’s commitment to supporting Australia and the U.S. military forces in the Pacific,” said HII President and CEO Mike Petters. “It also facilitates our ability to conduct real-time, frequent engagement with the Royal Australian Navy and the U.S. Navy located in this critical region of the globe.”   The U.S. based shipbuilder has hired Jeff McCray as vice president

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The 10 Highest Paying Oil & Gas Contract Jobs

Australia once again tops the list of the 10 highest paying jobs in oil and gas released by Swift Worldwide Resources, but Nigeria is a new country on the list that ranks just below the returning leader. The list was compiled by analyzing Swift's 250 contract positions in the oil and gas industry in 30 locations across the globe, for a total of 7,500 total jobs. Countries that are represented for the first time include Nigeria, Venezuela and Angola. No jobs in the U.S. cracked the list of highest paying this year. The complete list of the "Ten Highest Paid Contract Jobs in Oil and Gas" is

EnerMech to Add 150 Staff to Australian Operation

International oil and gas services group, EnerMech, has strengthened its operations in Australia with the appointment of two senior oil and gas industry professionals. Craig Wilson and Phil Ellwood will join the EnerMech team as it pushes forward with plans to establish itself as Asia Pacific’s leading oil and gas mechanical services supplier. EnerMech is an $AUD 500 million turnover business which employs 2000 staff in 31 locations serving the international energy sector. Its seven business lines include Cranes and Lifting, Valves, Hydraulic products and services, Industrial Services

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

HR Wallingford’s Australia Ship Simulation Centre in Fremantle boasts state-of-the-art ship and tug simulators (Photo: Wallingford)

Australia’s New Ship Simulation Center Opened

A new specialist Ship Simulation Center, based in Atwell Arcade, Fremantle, was officially opened on Thursday, February 9, 2017 by City of Fremantle Mayor Dr. Brad Pettitt.   The Australia Ship Simulation Center, owned and operated by HR Wallingford, has moved into new premises from where it will continue to provide expert navigation consultancy and a dedicated pilot training center for Western Australia and the wider region.   HR Wallingford UK’s Chief Executive, Dr. Bruce Tomlinson and Dr. Mark McBride, Ships Group Manager, joined Ben Spalding, Manager of the Australia Ship

Chris Hearne (Photo: Dana Gas)

Dana Gas Announces New Senior Management

, Duncan Maclean has been appointed to the position of Legal and Commercial Director of the company.  Maclean joined the Company in March 2014 as the Commercial and Business Development Director.  Previously, Maclean was a partner with the global law firm of Squire Patten Boggs based in Perth, Australia, and was the Co-Chair of the firm’s global energy and resources group.  Maclean is admitted to the Supreme Courts of Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory and the High Court of Australia. He has over 20 years’ extensive experience of practicing international

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Australia Job Seekers Meet Employers at AOG Perth Conference

The organizers of the Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) say that the demand for labour is so high that by 2018 the oil and gas workforce is expected to increase by 57 percent, according to the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency. On 21, February 2014 over 1000 graduates and tertiary students meet with major employers at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre  to learn about job opportunities, graduate programs and vacation work available in the oil and gas sector. The oil and gas industry is bringing a healthy profit to Australia's economy, with almost $200 billion worth

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BHP Billiton Submission on Workplace Relations

BHP Billiton today welcomed the opportunity to provide a submission to the Productivity Commission as it considers improvements to the workplace relations framework in Australia. BHP Billiton’s submission includes recommendations for a number of specific enhancements to the workplace relations framework that could be made in the near term. These amendments would allow employers and employees to more effectively work together to support improvements to productivity and competiveness in the Australian economy. In its submission, BHP Billiton said reform should be focused on: Implement

MIKE SANGSTER (Courtesy Total)

Sangster Appointed Sr VP of Total

Senior Vice-President, Investor Relations of Total. He succeeds Martin Deffontaines who is appointed Exploration & Production Senior Vice President Strategy, Business Development and R&D. Prior to joining the Investor Relations team, Mike Sangster was the Managing Director of Total E&P Australia since 2010.   He has held a variety of positions in Exploration & Production within Total since 1995. Before his role in Australia, Mike was President & General Manager of Total’s Upstream subsidiary in Thailand. Other roles have included Vice President of Economics, Strategy

Paul Barry (left) and Mick Elmslie (right) (Photo: UTEC)

UTEC Announces Management Changes

UTEC Survey, an Acteon company, has announced the strengthening of its management team in Australia to further enhance the company’s client-focused approach. Former UTEC Survey Australia Operations Manager Mick Elmslie has taken on the role of Business Development Manager, and the position of Operations Manager has been filled thanks to the recruitment of Paul Barry. Elmslie joined UTEC in 2010 as a Project Manager before becoming Operations Manager in 2013. In his time as Operations Manager, Elmslie has been involved in the significant growth of UTEC’s Australian division and has

Jason Steward (Image courtesy of BMT Nigel Gee)

Steward to Lead BMT Nigel Gee Business Development

yacht sectors, BMT said.   Steward, a University of New South Wales graduate in naval architecture, has more than 20 years’ experience in the marine market, with previous roles including regional manager for Austal Ships, consultant to defense at professional technical services firm Jacobs Australia and most recently business development manager at BMT Design & Technology based in Melbourne, Australia. Steward is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CEng MRINA), a member of the Professional Affairs Committee of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, and has an MBA in Marketing.  

Paul Douglas (Photo: MDL)

MDL Hires Douglas in Asia-Pacific

Development Director for the region. Paul Douglas has joined the back deck specialist with more than 20 years of experience in global sales and business development roles, including VP at Aquatic Engineering & Construction and Business Development Manager at Subsea 7. From his base in Perth, Australia he will focus on supporting the company’s existing clients in the APAC area, as well as building the MDL brand in the region. The appointment has come as the next step in the company’s Global Business Development strategy, looking to bring MDL cost-saving innovation to wider markets

Hannah Crutchley (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Appoints Crutchley as HSEQ Manager

Europe. Roles have included Department HSEQ Manager, Project HSEQ Manager and Site HSE Advisor for large-scale engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) projects. Her last position was as Country HSEQ Manager for subsea engineering, construction and services company, Subsea 7 in Australia.  Hannah has a B.Sc. in Health and Safety from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. Recent HSEQ developments at Global Maritime include a partnership with emergency response provider Northcott Global Solutions (NGS) to ensure effective medical and security support and travel risk

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