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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Iain Conn, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive, Downstream

Iain Conn to Leave BP

  BP today announced that Iain Conn, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive, Downstream, is leaving the company and is to step down from BP’s board by the end of the year. Conn has had a career of 29 years with BP, serving on the board  for the past 10 years and in his current Downstream role for the past seven. The Downstream comprises BP’s three main global Customer-facing businesses: Fuels, including refining; Lubricants (principally under the Castrol brand); and Petrochemicals. Under Conn’s leadership, BP’s Downstream segment has been repositioned

Photo: UK Chamber of Shipping

UK Shipping Seeks to Double Seafarer Training Fund

Government support to cover the costs of training seafarers.   UK shipping companies would also undertake to employ their newly qualified officers for a sufficient period to enable them to attain the higher level Certificate of Competencies.   Big-name multinationals like Anglo Eastern Group; BP Shipping, Shell Shipping & Maritime and Maersk Crewing are among the 40 shipping companies that have backed the letter.   “The Government has a vision of a Global Britain and shipping is willing and able to play its part in achieving this. SMarT Plus provides an opportunity for the

Richard Herbert (Photo: BP)

BP Exploration Boss Leaves in Reorganization

BP's head of exploration Richard Herbert is leaving the British oil major after slightly more than two years in the job, a period in which the company slashed spending on the search for new deposits.   Herbert, a BP veteran and a long-time ally of Chief Executive Bob Dudley, rejoined BP in October 2013 after several years at rival Talisman Energy. His task was to lead exploration activity to help the firm rebuild investor confidence following a deadly U.S Gulf oil spill in 2010.   But as oil prices began to crash from mid-2014 and BP had to shed assets to pay off some $50 billion in U.S.

Nils Smedegaard Andersen (File photo: Danish Maritime Days)

Former Maersk Boss Named Unifeeder Chairman

the logistics and shipping industry after stepping down from his position as Group Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S in 2016. Andersen, who is a board member and strategic adviser to Unifeeder’s largest investor, e.g. Nordic Capital Funds, also serves as Non-Executive Director at BP plc, Non-Executive Director at Unilever as well as Chairman of the Board of international retail group, Dansk Supermarked A/S. “Unifeeder is a well-run company, fulfilling an important role as partner to both global liner shipping companies and industrial customers across Europe,” Andersen

BP to Cut 30% of its Upstream IT Staff

British oil and gas explorer BP will cut around 30 percent of IT jobs in its international upstream division following a review of its support services, a source familiar with the situation said.   BP confirmed its support service review may result in IT job losses, but declined to comment on the number of employees concerned.   "This review by upstream IT leadership is ongoing but we do expect it may result in a reduction in the number of roles over the next year or so," said a BP spokesman.   A source with direct knowledge of the situation said 30 percent of IT

BP Names New Group Chief Economist

BP today announced the appointment of Spencer Dale as its new Group Chief Economist with effect from the end of October. Mr Dale joins BP from the Bank of England where he is currently Executive Director for Financial Stability Strategy and Risk. He is also a member of the Bank’s Financial Policy Committee. In his previous capacity as the Bank’s Chief Economist, Mr Dale served for six years on the Monetary Policy Committee. Since joining the Bank in 1989, Mr Dale’s roles included working as private secretary to former Governor Mervyn King and a secondment as a visiting Senior

Gunvor Hires BP's Former Top US Trader

Gunvor has hired a senior veteran oil trader, David Garza, previously with BP and most recently U.S. oil refiner Tesoro, to run its U.S. operations as the Swiss trading house further expands in North American energy markets. Gunvor began building its U.S trading operations last year, expanding outside its core markets in Europe, Asia and Africa. The company initially focusing on refined products and natural gas but this year has hired several traders to launch a crude oil desk in Houston, Texas, and beefed up its Canadian trading desk. Garza will start in September as the new managing director

Photo: BP

BP Hires Head of US Shale Unit before Spin-off

Oil major BP has appointed a chief executive to look after its U.S. onshore oil and gas assets, months ahead of its plan to spin off the business to boost the profitability of its shale gas portfolio in the country. SandRidge Energy Inc's former Chief Operating Officer David Lawler will take on the Houston-based role on Sept. 15. He will head the new business - called U.S. Lower 48 Onshore - which includes unconventional resources of around 7.6 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 20,000 wells. Lawler has decades of experience in the U.S. energy market after working at Shell, ConocoPhillips

Soren Gath Hansen

DONG Energy Appoints CEO for E&P

B. Cook has been appointed as the new CEO of Exploration & Production and Group Executive Vice President in DONG Energy. David is 52 years, American and comes from the position of Executive Officer and Head of Oil & Gas in Abu Dhabi's national energy company, TAQA. Prior to TAQA he worked for BP across E&P operational, exploration and commercial functions. David is geologist and geophysicist by education and holds a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Michigan State University. He takes over the CEO role effective 15 December 2014. Henrik Poulsen commented on the appointment of David

Prahlad Enuganti (Photo: 2H Offshore)

2H Offshore Names Enuganti Technical Manager

University of Texas in Austin, and joined 2H’s Houston office in 2006 as an engineer. He worked on subsea structural monitoring projects in the Gulf of Mexico and was responsible for a variety of 2H’s offshore riser engineering and integrity assessments. He was also the integrity team lead for BP’s Holstein, Horn Mountain, Mad Dog and Thunder Horse assets, working with BP to identify and manage risks for its umbilicals, risers, flowlines and other subsea production equipment

Rod Branch

Branch Named Human Resources VP at Hoover

Services, a supplier of industrial cleaning and repair services for the refining, downstream, oil and gas and utilities industries. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University and was a production and drilling engineer for British Petroleum (BP) for 12 years in the Midcontinent Region. Branch served two years in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, for BP where he drilled directional wells from offshore gravel islands. He was also a lobbyist for BP for two years before joining Enron Liquid Fuels as government affairs director, and later joined Enron&rsquo

Keppel Wins $88.5M in Floating Production Contracts

(Keppel FELS Brasil) BrasFELS shipyard in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, secured a FPSO integration contract awarded by MODEC Offshore Production Systems (Singapore) Pte Ltd. (MODEC), while Caspian Shipyard Company LLC (Caspian Shipyard Company) in Baku, Azerbaijan, secured a barge enhancement contract awarded by BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Limited (BP), operator of the Shah Deniz gas field development.   For MODEC's contract, BrasFELS will be carrying out integration and commissioning works on the FPSO vessel, Cidade de Caraguatatuba MV27. Cidade de Caraguatatuba MV27, which is to be deployed in the Lapa

(Photo: QA Weld Tech)

Apprentice Group Starts at QA Weld Tech

analysis and problem solving.    Working with difficult materials and engineering innovative solutions, the company is well recognized within the industry for its dynamic capabilities and ability to solve complex problems, working on projects alongside major companies across the globe including BP, Total, Shell and GE.   Founded in 1980, QA Weld Tech is a provider of integrated welding and engineering services delivering a full turnkey service from initial consultation right through to project management, inspection and testing. The company has recently expanded and now operates in seven

Colombia's Ecopetrol Names New CEO, Echeverry Resigns

Carlos Echeverry. Echeverry, who has headed the company since March 2015, through difficult times caused by the global fall in crude prices, has resigned for family reasons, Ecopetrol said in a statement to the Andean country's financial regulator. Bayon, an engineer who spent 20 years working at BP PLC, will take over from Sept. 15, the company said. He has been a vice president at Ecopetrol since February 2016. Echeverry told Reuters in an interview last week that the company will focus on exploring for unconventional deposits in the center and north of the country over the next few years

Grant Johnson (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Johnson Joins Foss in HSQE Role

energy services provider, where he served in various capacities including Director of Worldwide Fleet Management, Asset Technical Director, and most recently as manager of TechnipFMC's contract with Marine Well Containment Company. Before joining TechnipFMC, Johnson held various positions with BP's Alaskan, Shipping and U.S. Gulf of Mexico businesses, and began his career working as a U.S. Coast Guard licensed engineering officer aboard commercial, military sealift and government vessels in domestic and international trade.   Johnson is an active participant in industry committees and

Sam Foster (Photo: Braemar Adjusting)

Braemar Adjusting Promotes Foster

University in 2006 with a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering. Prior to joining Braemar, he worked for AMEC as a Mechanical Engineer, where he specialized in rotating and static machinery, working on a range of projects including a Libyan onshore rig modernization study, a Swiss refinery development and BP’s North Sea Clair Ridge Project.   Foster joined Braemar Adjusting London in 2009 where he ran a number of notable claims, including jack-up rig and FPSO losses in West Africa, along with various offshore construction and operational losses involving subsea pipelines and infrastructure

Bomin Names Laven Regional Manager

product and service excellence across the region, as well as building closer, partnership-based relationships with customers to ensure their needs are met, the company said.   Laven brings to the role a wealth of experience in the bunkering industry, having most recently served as Vice President of BP Middle East.   According to Bomin, Laven’s appointment comes as the company expands and develops its operations in key territories, strengthening its global team in order to achieve its growth targets. 

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