BW Offshore, Seagull Launch O&G Training
BW Offshore and Seagull Oil & Gas are cooperating to develop training material for the offshore industry. Building on a training relationship stretching back almost two decades, BW Offshore and Seagull are developing new training material to cover BW Offshore’s process and production operations. “This is a great opportunity for Seagull Oil & Gas,” said Morten Aasen, Managing Director, Seagull Oil & Gas. “We have the ambition to offer the most comprehensive training library for the oil & gas industry, and BWO Offshore is an ideal partner for us. To support
Bannerman Named CFO at M² Subsea
ROV services provider M² Subsea has appointed Stuart Bannerman as the company’s new chief financial officer. Bannerman brings more than 30 years of executive management experience to the business, having held previous roles as chief operating officer for BW Offshore, chief financial officer position at Remedial Offshore and regional CFO position at Technip.
Hopkins Named Managing Director at Harris Pye UK
also lay claim. He then made a career move into the offshore oil and gas industry where he spent the following 20 years and was involved with new builds, conversions and upgrade projects of both floating and fixed platforms for global companies including ConocoPhillips, Bluewater Energy and BW Offshore. He was primarily involved with the commissioning and start-up phases. Based in the Far East for the past 15 years, since 2007 he was Technical Director at offshore oil and gas project management and completions specialised company, Tecnomar & Associates Pte Ltd, the company he founded with
BW LPG Poaches Ackermann
Mr. Martin Ackermann has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of BW LPG Limited. Mr. Ackermann is currently the CEO of Evergas. He will take up his new role at BW LPG in Singapore once his contractual commitments have been finalised, and BW LPG's current CEO, Mr. Nicholas Gleeson, will in due course return to his previous position as Chief Financial Officer of BW Group. Martin Ackermann has been CEO of Evergas since 2008, where he has led the rejuvenation of the former Eitzen Gas fleet, including the development of eight ethane carriers on long-term contracts. Andreas Sohmen-Pa
Norden CEO Carsten Mortensen Leaving for BW Group
After 17 years with Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S, with almost 10 years as CEO, Carsten Mortensen says he has decided to resign his position as CEO of NORDEN and seek new challenges as Group CEO of the maritime BW Group. The Board of Directors is in the process of finding a successor. Carsten Mortensen will be available to NORDEN for a [undefined] period. Mortensen has been head of NORDEN in a period when the firm has developed into one of the largest dry cargo and product tanker companies in the world. It is with regret, the Board says, that it has received Carsten Mortensen’s
Borr Drilling Cuts Jobs in Texas
Offshore rig operator Borr Drilling cut 66 jobs in Texas at the end of March, according to a state regulatory notice, as the company prepared to close on its purchase of Paragon Offshore.The filing with the Texas Workforce Commission did not provide a reason for the layoffs.A Borr representative was not immediately available for comment.Borr, based in Oslo, Norway, offered to buy rival Paragon Offshore for $232.5 million in February and Paragon shareholders approved the deal on March 27. Borr's chief executive officer left the company last month, citing the acquisition of Paragon.Reporting by Liz
Direct Search Asia Launched in Singapore
Search Asia forward to create a regional influence within the shipping and maritime sector in Asia,” he continued. To launch Direct Search Asia, the team hosted a launch party at Orgo at The Esplanade on Thursday, October 30, attended by more than 100 executives from Singapore's maritime and offshore industry. Companies such as American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, BW Gas, Pacific Radiance, V.Ships, GAC, DDW-PaxOcean, Bibby Ship Management, Thome Ship Management, EMS Energy, Jebsen & Jessen Offshore, Willis and many others had representatives for attendance.
Direct Search Asia Launches in Singapore
Direct Search Asia forward to create a regional influence within the shipping and maritime sector in Asia,” he continued. To launch Direct Search Asia, the team hosted an exclusive launch party at Orgo @ The Esplanade on Thursday 30th October. Over 100 executives from Singapore's maritime and offshore industry attended the event. Companies such as American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, BW Gas, Pacific Radiance, V.Ships, GAC, DDW-PaxOcean, Bibby Ship Management, Thome Ship Management, EMS Energy, Jebsen & Jessen Offshore, Willis and many others had representatives for attendance.
Sonardyne Hires Lynch
Navigation and positioning technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. UK, has appointed Derek Lynch as its new Global Business Manager for Marine Vessel Systems, with immediate effect.Lynch brings with him more than 25 years of experience working within the offshore energy, maritime and naval sectors. A former serviceman in the RAF and licensed avionics engineer, Lynch has held senior management positions with several technology companies involved in positioning, navigation and vessel control systems, including maritime software developer Sea Information Systems, Nautronix where he was Vice
Mannering Named Polarcus Chairman
Michael Mannering has been nominated to succeed Polarcus’ outgoing chairman of the board, Peter Rigg, with effect from the 2018 AGM on May 10.Rigg will retire after a decade as chairman of the marine geophysical company, having served in the role since the company’s inception in 2008.Mannering has previously held many senior corporate positions in Schlumberger as well as chairman and, subsequently, non-executive director of Songa Offshore until its acquisition by Transocean. He has a BSc (First Class) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton.
Flynn Signs on to Represent EOM Offshore
EOM Offshore LLC advanced its strategic position in the U.S. market with the appointment of John Flynn and Flynn Technical Solutions LLC to serve as its representative in the “Hurricane” states. Flynn’s professional background serving as Technical Sales and VP Global Marketing Communications with various marine-related and technological companies will create synergy and momentum for EOM Offshore, the company said. “EOM Offshore’s innovative technologies bring an exciting new capability for increased reliability for data transmission and health management of moored
Ince Law Alliance Bolsters Singapore Team
transactions. This includes advising the lenders on the BW Pavilion LNG financing, which was recognised as Marine Money Deal of the Year (Project Finance East), and advising Oro Negro as issuer of the largest high yield bond (US$725million) ever issued in the Norwegian market, recognized by Marine Money Offshore as the Norwegian Bond Deal of the Year Award.
Isle of Man Flag Appoints Raja Ray as BDM, Singapore
The Isle of Man Ship Registry has appointed Captain Raja Ray as business development manager in Singapore. The senior appointment is aimed at strengthening the flag’s position in the growing shipping markets of Asia Pacific. Captain Raja is a senior maritime professional who spent almost 20 years working for American Eagle Tankers (AET) as master and then ashore in Singapore and London in Health, Safety, Security and the Environment (HSSE) positions and also as their Designated Person Ashore (DPA). His most recent posting was Head of AET’s Atlantic fleet in Houston. The
Pirie & Smith Names Alexander GM
across the globe.The appointment is in response to a 12-month period of international expansion for the Aberdeen-headquartered firm, which has seen it establish representative agencies in Thailand, India, Singapore, Dubai and Europe to provide a global network for local and international clients in the offshore, marine, fishing, renewables and insurance industries. In addition, Pirie & Smith, which also has an office in London, is actively looking at additional business opportunities in the Middle East.Alexander brings more than 34 years of seagoing and shore experience to the new post having previously
Kreuz Subsea Strengthens Senior Management Team
be responsible for strengthening the company’s position in its core markets of India, Asia Pacific, and the growth of business into the Middle East market. He joins the business from Larsen & Toubro Ltd where he was most recently in the position of head of business development – offshore. Prior to this, Verma was regional proposals and commercial head at McDermott International where he was responsible for business development and project acquisitions across the South East Asia region. Marek Kaminski has joined the firm from Subsea 7 where he held the role of regional vessel
Bibby Offshore Expands in Norway
Bibby Offshore announced its continued international expansion with the opening of an office in Stavanger, Norway. The Norwegian office for Bibby Offshore will be headed by Arne Lier. Bibby Offshore has a leading subsea services position in the U.K. North Sea and the opening of the office in Norway further increases the company’s growing international presence. The company is currently participating in a number of tenders in the Norwegian Continental Shelf and is focusing on expanding its existing services to offshore operators in the region, benefiting from the depth of relationship that
Donche-Gay Steps Up to BV Group Role
Bureau Veritas, has been promoted to the role of Senior Executive Vice President of Bureau Veritas, reporting to the group’s CEO, Didier Michaud-Daniel. His new role sees him lead the implementation of Bureau Veritas' strategic plans in parallel with his position as President of the Marine & Offshore Division. Philippe Donche-Gay, commenting, said: ‘We have ambitious targets to continue the transformation of our entire business. One of the areas I will be building on across the whole Bureau Veritas organization is the progress Marine & Offshore has seen in pursuing a digital strategy