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Robert Hosking - Credit: Karoon Energy

Karoon Energy CEO Steps Down after 16 Years at Helm

Australian oil and gas company Karoon Energy has said that its founder and CEO Robert Hosking will step down after 16 years at the helm.The company, with oil and gas projects in Australia, Peru, and Brazil, said Wednesday that Hosking had informed it of its decision to retire at the 2020 Annual General Meeting.Commenting on his retirement plans, Hosking said: “After 16 years at the helm, and having transformed Karoon from a A$8 million pure-play exploration company in the onshore Gippsland Basin, to making offshore gas discoveries in the Browse Basin, reaching the ASX 200 index, developing a

Equinor CEO Eldar Saetre - Credit: Equinor

Report: Equinor Shortlists Four Candidates to Succeed CEO Eldar Saetre

, which had a strong performance in the second quarter, helping to counter the impact of a slump in oil and gas prices.Reitan was CFO until 2015, when he became head of the U.S. division.The fourth candidate, Opedal, has spent more than 20 years at Equinor mostly in technical jobs and was in charge of Brazil, where Equinor aims to grow rapidly in the next 5 years. (Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis and Dmitry Zhdannikov; Additional reporting by Gwladys Fouche. Editing by Jane Merriman

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

A semi-submersible drilling rig in Brazil - Image by lazyllama/AdobeStock

Petrobras: 10,000 People Accept Voluntary Buyouts

Some 10,000 employees of Brazil's Petrobras, or 22% of its workforce, have accepted voluntary buyouts, Chief Executive Roberto Castello Branco said on Wednesday, as the state-run oil company intensifies its quest to slim down and refocus on core businesses.In a webinar hosted by Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico, Castello Branco said the deadline for employees to sign up for the program was Tuesday. Some have already left, while most will leave the company later this year or in 2021."We have approximately 10,000 people signed up, which means 22% of Petrobras' employees are going to

LOC Names Houston DP Manager

various types of vessels, including diving support vessels, offshore support vessels, platform support vessels, and multi-purpose supply vessels.LOC says Mason will drive further development of the company's DP service offering and expertise across LOC’s operations in The Americas, including Brazil, Mexico, and Canada.Alan Clifton, President of Operations, LOC Houston, commented: "Steve will add to our already growing strength in dynamic positioning inspections and trials. His appointment comes at an opportune time to also support the delivery of our remote DP service, which is an extension

David Roodenburg (Photo: Huisman)

David Roodenburg Takes Over as Huisman CEO

the transition, David Roodenburg will continue to lead Huisman in close cooperation with Theo Bruijninckx.”Thirty-six-year-old David Roodenburg became active in Huisman from 2008, responsible for the order intake, which led to the construction start and subsequent successful delivery of the Huisman Brazil facility. In 2013, he became Manager System Architecture, focusing on the transformation of concepts design into multi-disciplinary system designs. In early 2016, he moved into developing new businesses for Huisman, resulting in two major contracts in China, and in August 2017, he became the Manager

A semi-submersible drilling rig in Brazil - Image by lazyllama/AdobeStock

3,800 Petrobras Workers Might Take Voluntary Severance Offer

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras aims to save 7.6 billion reais ($1.4 billion) by 2025 through voluntary buyout programs that will affect 3,800 employees, according to a securities filing on Wednesday.Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known, on Wednesday launched a new program focused on employees who are eligible for retirement, and said it is making adjustments to voluntary severance programs already in place.Petrobras in recent years has initiated several waves of buyouts, which have gained urgency as the company sells off hundreds of assets and exits various

Agne Damidaviciute (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Welcomes Damidaviciute

add value to the office in Stamford, CT, in terms of procurement experience from day one.She is, however, neither American nor Dutch, but was born and raised in Lithuania, and entered the shipping industry in 2016.Before joining Dan-Bunkering, her education and professional career brought her to Denmark, Brazil and the Netherlands, and finally Stamford, CT, as per September 1, 2019.  

Luis García (Photo: SENER)

García Joins the SENER

of Strategic Projects and Director of Business Diversification and Development, and in Mercer Management Consulting and Accenture (as a Senior Consultant in the Strategic Consulting Department). Over the course of his career, he has been on the Board of Directors of more than 15 companies in Spain, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Panama, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. He is currently a professor of Valuation and Corporate Finance at the Instituto de Empresa and a professor of Project and Investment Financing at ICAI, both located in Madrid (Spain).The addition of Luis García enhances the SENER

Image: Clipper Bulk

Clipper Bulk Axes 40 Staff

(service to and from the Mexican Gulf with the part-owned IPA Steel Terminal and its rail, road and sea links as focal point), Compass Rose (joint-venture with a Colombian manufacturer of fertilizer), China Parcel (cargoes from more consignors into China, combined with back-hauls into the Atlantic), Brazil Steel (associate with Clipper Steel), etc.“There are routes, trades and geographies where we definitely want to grow our business and our fleet. In terms of the general market, we will take a more opportunistic approach and only pursue those cargoes and customers that offer reasonable profitability

(File photo; Sea Trucks Group)

Compliant & Efficient Solutions for Telford Offshore

. As a rostered managed services provider tasked with providing all contract manpower requirements and associated mobilization and HR services, WRS undertook responsibility for two DP3 accommodation vessels and one DP2 multipurpose support vessels (MPSV), working in the offshore oil and gas industry in Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria.A combination of factors created challenges to the success of these projects, including changes to maritime regulations, affecting local vs expat crewing levels, temporary visa time-length limitations, and restrictions on employment contracts. These challenges had serious time

Paul Allan (Photo: MTL)

MTL: Allan Named Senior Naval Architect

Naval Architect by the Kintore-based firm.The chartered engineer will be supporting the MTL team developing systems and procedures, driving MWS and supporting the company’s global FPSO and marine activities.MTL, which employs 44 people and has just signed an agreement to expand its services in Brazil, has worked throughout the globe in Canada, Africa, United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS), Europe and Asia Pacific.MTL is a specialist FPSO integrity and repair management company, providing structural integrity management, on-station FPSO repair, naval architectural and equipment solutions. MTL&rsquo

Photo: Sailor's Society

Charity Helps Cadets Achieve Career at Sea

as a cadet.“I was trusted to load the main deck and lower holds, take charge of mooring stations and even manoeuvre the ship off the berth under the Captain’s supervision.”She then joined a large cargo vessel with a multinational crew.“I saw a great deal of the world, sailing to Brazil, America and Singapore.“It was hard getting used to not having any passengers on board.”Although she doesn’t speak any Tagalog, that didn’t hinder Rachel from engaging with her crewmates.“The crew spent time honing their English skills and even managed to learn a few

Vivian Maia (Photo: OSM)

OSM CEO to Build Opportunities for Female Seafarers

Maia* provides a typical example of how females can forge successful careers within the industry. Maia joined OSM in 2011 after graduating from the Merchant Marine Officers School in Rio de Janeiro and spending two years as a Deck Officer with Maersk. She then helped the, at the time, recently formed OSM Brazil set up operations in the country, recruiting, hiring and planning for crew members on the vessels Dan Swift and Deep Sea. Maia is now responsible for crewing a FPSO managed by OSM in Brazil.“It’s been an exciting and fulfilling journey,” she comments, “working both on- and

Fred Jeeninga, Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Appoints Jeeninga, McKeating as Cluster Managers

appointed Fred Jeeninga as Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Georgia) and Maurice McKeating as Cluster Managing Director, UK South.Fred Jeeninga holds nearly 20 years of experience from the marine service industry. His work has taken him to Russia, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, and the Caribbean. He has been with Svitzer since 2009, most recently as Operations Manager in Svitzer Americas before taking on his new role.Maurice McKeating has nearly 30 years of international experience, the majority of which were regional or managing director roles. He was born in the UK and

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GAC Expands in South America

Growing demand for professional shipping services from the offshore oil & gas industry has prompted GAC to open an office in Uruguay. The new office continues 2018’s expansion of the Group’s Americas region with the opening of GAC Brazil’s office in Fortaleza, and the establishment of GAC Panama.Based in the key port of Montevideo, GAC Uruguay is well positioned to offer a full range of ship agency services nationwide, with particular focus on the growing offshore oil & gas and product tanker sectors.

Wael Sawan (Photo: Shell)

Shell Appoints Sawan as Upstream Boss

largest publicly-traded oil company behind Exxon Mobil, produced nearly 3.6 million barrels per day of oil and gas equivalent in the third quarter of 2018.Shell transformed its upstream operations following the $54 billion acquisition of smaller rival BG Group in 2016 that gave it a leading position in Brazil's rapidly growing deepwater production.Since then Shell has sold many oil and gas assets in order to focus on the most competitive fields in areas such as the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.(Reporting by Ron Bousso; editing by Jason Neely and Susan Fenton

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