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Monday, February 19, 2018

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Photo: UK Chamber of Shipping

UK Shipping Seeks to Double Seafarer Training Fund

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 Government

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Bibby Line Presents at MLE Showcase

on the agenda during Bibby’s seminar ‘Global Skills Shortage – Changing the Maritime and Offshore Industry’, chaired by Andy Bounds, North of England Correspondent and Enterprise Editor for The Financial Times.   Hard hitters on the panel included John Ridgway, CEO, BP Shipping; Jonathan Taylor, Vice President, European Investment Bank; James Leake, Managing Director of Arrowe Research Group; Jacqueline Foster MEP, Deputy Leader of the Conservative MEPs and Conservative Spokesman on Transport & Tourism; Marcus Bowman, President of the UK Chamber of Shipping and also

2017 winner Marianne Mckevitt (Photo: SPE)

Offshore Achievement Awards: Young Professional Finalists Revealed

Four young offshore industry professionals have been recognised for their career achievements after securing places on the shortlist for the 2018 Offshore Achievement Awards (OAAs), sponsored by TAQA.   Chris Stewart, engineer at Expro, Laura Steedman, graduate mechanical engineer at BP, Lyndsey Thomas, offshore operations engineer at Nexen, and Jennifer Brown, offshore HSEA supervisor at Nexen, are the finalists in the Young Professional award category.   From 20 applications an initial shortlist of six candidates were interviewed. The four shortlisted individuals impressed judges in a

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

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.

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

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

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

  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

Prahlad Enuganti (Photo: 2H Offshore)

2H Offshore Names Enuganti Technical Manager

2H Offshore has appointed Prahlad Enuganti as technical manager in its Aberdeen office to strengthen its management team and drive business growth, the company announced. Enuganti holds a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from The 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

Rod Branch

Branch Named Human Resources VP at Hoover

Hoover Container Solutions, a subsidiary of Hoover Group, Inc., announced that Rod Branch has joined Hoover as Vice President of Human Resources. He will report directly to Paul Lewis, President of Hoover. Branch’s responsibilities include talent acquisition, employee relations, organizational design, performance management, compensation planning and change management initiatives. Branch joins Hoover with 20 plus years of experience and a diverse background in both large and small organizations. He was most recently Vice President of Human Resources for PSC Industrial Services, a supplier

Neal Mankey (Photo: Halcyon Recruitment)

Townley, Mankey Join Halcyon Recruitment

and marine superintendents, HSEQ managers, crewing managers, fleet managers, technical directors and CEOs for ship owners, ship managers and oil majors, among others. Mankey has worked as a recruitment partner within the contingent and executive search markets for a diverse range of high profile shipping companies throughout the U.K., Europe and the Middle East

Grant Johnson (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Johnson Joins Foss in HSQE Role

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 working groups

Keppel Wins $88.5M in Floating Production Contracts

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M)'s local and overseas subsidiaries continue to win support from repeat customers by securing four contracts worth a total of about $88.5 million.   In Singapore, Keppel O&M's wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) secured two conversion contracts - the first is for a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Floating Storage Unit (FSU) vessel awarded by Armada Floating Gas Storage Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad (Bumi Armada); the second is for a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel

Sam Foster (Photo: Braemar Adjusting)

Braemar Adjusting Promotes Foster

Braemar Adjusting announced the promotion of Sam Foster from Senior Adjuster to Director, effective immediately.   Foster graduated from Loughborough 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

Bomin Names Laven Regional Manager

The Bomin Group, a global physical supplier and trader of marine fuel oil, has appointed Andrew Laven as the new Regional Manager for Middle East and Africa.   Laven will be based at Bomin’s office in Dubai, working with the wider team to ensure the delivery of 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.   Acc

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