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.
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
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.
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.
Subsea NE Names Heppenstall Regional Chairman
a forum for collaboration, diversification and technology development. With the region’s subsea sector generating more than £1.5 billion a year and accounting for 20 percent of manufacturing jobs, he will ensure the region is represented as a world class center for offshore technologies and solutions on the national stage. “I’m looking forward to playing my part in driving further collaboration with our partners across the region and ensuring companies are equipped with the skills and tools they need to succeed,” Heppenstall said.
Reed Smith Adds Two Shipping Partners
Reed Smith announced shipping lawyers Antonia B. Panayides and Jane M. Sarma have been promoted to the partnership, effective January 1, 2018. Panayides joined Reed Smith in 2007 and qualified as a solicitor in 2008. Panayides deals with a wide range of dry shipping and offshore matters from the firm's London office. Her experience includes charter party disputes, shipmanagement, bill of lading, sale and purchase and contract of affreightment disputes whether subject to High Court and arbitration jurisdiction. Panayides acts for owners, charterers, ship managers and brokers, as well as P&I clubs.
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
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.
Pankaj Khanna Appointed As CEO of Ocean Rig
Pankaj Khanna has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Rig UDW, a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, effective January 1, 2018. Khanna is 47 years old with 29 years of varied experience in the maritime & offshore industry. He last served as Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Marine Inc, a drybulk company that he founded in 2013. Prior to his position at Pioneer Marine Inc Khanna served as Chief Marketing Officer at Ocean Rig UDW Inc. from January 1, 2012 to October 2, 2012. Mr. Khanna served as the Chief
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
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
Shepherd Joins Bibby Offshore's Renewables Team
Bibby Offshore, a subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has appointed Dorothy Shepherd as general manager, renewables. Shepherd joins Bibby Offshore with more than 15 years’ experience in the energy industry. Having spent a significant time at The Crown Estate - a key player in supporting the delivery of energy supply for the U.K. - Shepherd brings with her a wealth of offshore renewables knowledge, including the delivery of new developments and supporting infrastructure. In her new role, Shepherd will be instrumental in the delivery of new business in the
Bibby Offshore Names Nairn Diving Director
Subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry Bibby Offshore has promoted Allan Nairn to Director of Diving. Nairn joined Bibby Diving Services in 2010 as Offshore Project Manager with over 30 years’ experience in the subsea sector. In his new role, Nairn will be responsible for leading all diving related activity within the business. He will ensure day to day diving operations are executed safely, efficiently and continue to meet the high standards Bibby Offshore is known for. “To date, I have worked on operations throughout the company’s South East
Bureau Veritas Selects New Offshore Lead
Matthieu de Tugny to lead Bureau Veritas' offshore activities Bureau Veritas has appointed Matthieu de Tugny as Senior Vice President in charge of offshore activities within the marine and offshore operating group. He is tasked with driving forward Bureau Veritas Group initiatives in the oil and gas offshore market and enhancing Bureau Veritas’ technical leadership and recognition in this market. Matthieu de Tugny graduated from the Ecole Nationale de la Marine Marchande, France and from the Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité, France as an engineer. He started his career at