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Nigeria Tells Oil and Gas Firms to Cut Staff in Covid-19 Fight

to a post on the department’s official Facebook page.On Sunday, the regulator ordered oil and gas companies to reduce their offshore workforce and move to 28-day staff rotations, also measures to curb the spread of the virus. Companies operating in the country include oil majors Shell and Chevron.Nigeria Tightens Offshore Rules as 6 OSV Workers Test Positive for Covid-19Nigeria is keen to protect oil production, which provides 90% of much-needed foreign exchange. A coronavirus case on an offshore rig could spread quickly among workers and have a potentially devastating impact on production

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Harvey Gulf Hires Dunn as Subsea VP

management team to assemble and manage Harvey Gulf’s subsea vessels, team and operations.Prior to Oceaneering, Dunn was the director of operations at Meridian Ocean Services, a subsea service provider acquired by Oceaneering in 2016. He is also an unlimited USCG chief engineer and worked for Chevron Shipping’s tanker and floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) fleets.In connection with the announcement, Harvey Gulf CEO Shane Guidry said, “John spent the last three years overseeing chartered vessel fleet operations and marine assurance at Oceaneering. He brings with

Dr. Kirsi Tikka (Photo: Ardmore Shipping)

Ardmore Appoints Dr. Tikka to Board of Directors

, where she was also awarded an honorary doctorate in 2018. In addition to teaching, she carried out research on tanker structural strength and risk analysis, as well as being actively involved in the U.S. National Research Council Marine Board studies on double hull tankers. Dr. Tikka also worked for Chevron Shipping in San Francisco and Wärtsilä Shipyards in Finland.Dr. Tikka holds a Doctorate in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture from the University of Technology

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O&G Skills Requirements Shifting

a panel of industry speakers including Ariel Flores, BP’s North Sea Regional President, Lesley Birse, President of People and Organisation for Europe, Africa, ME, Asia and Australia at Wood and Sophie Ewen, currently an OGTAP (Oil & Gas Technical Apprentice Program) apprentice working with Chevron.To help determine the changing oil and gas skills requirements, 1,000 people from around 140 organisations responded to a detailed skills survey and supplemented the data already received covering 35,000 UKCS roles.Other key findings from the report include:28% of people’s time is currently

From left: Navin Mahajan and Dale Walsh (Photos: Chevron)

Chevron Announces Leadership Changes

Oil major Chevron announced Monday it has named Navin Mahajan vice president and treasurer, effective February 1, 2019, and Dale Walsh vice president of Corporate Affairs, effective March 1.Mahajan, who is currently vice president, Finance Downstream & Chemicals, succeeds Randy Richards, who is retiring from Chevron after 40 years of service. Mahajan will oversee banking, financing, cash management, insurance, pension investments, and credits and receivables activities across the corporation. He will report to Patricia Yarrington, Chevron’s vice president and chief financial officer.Walsh

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Synergy Group Launches iCALL Help Line

Synergy principals Captain Katsuya Abe, President of Nissen Kaiun, Martin Ackerman, CEO of BW LPG, Mr Antonis Vrondissis, Vice President of Navios Tanker Management, and MOL General Managers Akura Sasa and Taku Hisai.Captain MC Madayya, regional manager of Marine Assurance (MA), the organization within Chevron Shipping Co. LLC responsible for managing marine risk, explained the lengthy vetting processed undertaken by MA before vessels were chartered by Chevron.Another highlight was the presentation by Mike Holliday, Marine & Offshore Manager for South Asia at Lloyd’s Register, who addressed

Steve Mitchell  (Photo: ASCO)

Mitchell to Head Up ASCO Operations Function

.Mitchell, who will be based at ASCO HQ in Aberdeen, will focus on the operation of the company's supply bases in Peterhead and Aberdeen.Mitchell has worked in oil and gas for 34 years and has experience both in the U.K. and internationally with several major international oil companies including Chevron, Oryx Energy, Kerr-McGee and Maersk Oil, where he held the role of Global Head of Logistics. In his role at Maersk

Trojan Battery Names Thomas President and CEO

joins Trojan following a career with Wayne Fueling Systems where he most recently served as CEO, as well as in other executive management positions. He has also held a series of marketing, planning and sales management roles in the petroleum and industrial equipment industries with companies including Chevron Corp. and Dresser Inc. Earlier in his career, he was a strategic management consultant with Arthur D. Little in its Global Energy practice. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wales and an MBA from Warwick Business School, both based in the United Kingdom

Ashley Thomas (Photo: OPITO)

OPITO Crowns 2017 Apprentice of the Year

from each discipline is put forward by their college tutors and OPITO mentors for the Apprentice of the Year final. A panel of industry judges interviews each one to decide who should win the coveted title. This year’s judges were Apache offshore staff support superintendent, Ian Close; Chevron Upstream Europe OC advisor Gillian Sheikh; and OPITO operations director James Hamilton. The other three OPITO finalists, also in their second year of their OGTAP apprenticeships, were Guy Dennis from Norfolk (electrical maintenance), Aberdonian Jonny Fennell (mechanical maintenance) and Stuart

Len Badal (Photo: BioBlend)

Badal Joins BioBlend Executive Team

meet growing demand for environmentally friendly lubricants.   Badal is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Rice University in Houston. Throughout his career Badal has held a number of high-level positions with both Chevron and ExxonMobil and delivers a diverse range of experience that will aid BioBlend’s future growth, the company said.   “Len brings exceptional business experience and technical knowledge to BioBlend,” said Sam Burkett, President of BioBlend. “BioBlend has grown significantly

Harry Barnhum (Photo: InterAct)

Barnum Joins InterAct PMTI

remediation programs gaining regulatory site closure. He currently serves on the Board of the API California Coastal Chapter.   Barnum holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Geology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and started his career as an Exploration and Development Geologist at Chevron. He has held a variety of leadership and project management positions over the years, including Managing Director of an independent E&P company. Under Barnum’s leadership, the company was chosen for the State of California Department of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources Outstanding Field

HR Wallingford’s Australia Ship Simulation Centre in Fremantle boasts state-of-the-art ship and tug simulators (Photo: Wallingford)

Australia’s New Ship Simulation Center Opened

, decision making, and conflict and error management, which are equally critical for ensuring safe navigation within a whole port resource management environment.”   The reception was attended by a number of HR Wallingford’s other clients in the region and Pilots, such as those from Chevron Australia, a foundation partner of HR Wallingford’s Western Australian simulation center.   HR Wallingford has worked with Chevron Australia for more than five years at its local ship simulation facility, and is delighted to continue this partnership using the improved facilities that

Damian Seipe (Photo: RSC Bio Solutions)

RSC Bio Solutions Expands

will lead the team responsible for business development and account management globally in key marine and offshore oil and gas segments. Lionberger brings extensive experience and relationships related to direct sales and project management in oil and gas and lubricants markets from companies like Chevron and Optical Metrology Services. Lionberger has a bachelor of science degree from Baylor University.    Paul DeVivo joins the RSC Bio Solutions team as an independent strategic advisor. His extensive leadership and technical experience across multiple industries will add considerable

Chevron Names Morris VP of Human Resources

Chevron Corporation has named Rhonda J. Morris corporate vice president of Human Resources, effective October 1, 2016. Morris is currently vice president of Human Resources for Chevron's Downstream & Chemicals business.    In her new role, Morris will oversee Chevron's Human Resources, Diversity and Ombuds, and Medical and Health Services groups. She will report to Chevron's corporate vice president of Human Resources and Corporate Services, Joe Laymon, who will continue to oversee Chevron Business and Real Estate Services, Global Security and Aviation until his planned retirement in

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Chevron Suffers Loss, Plans Job Cuts

 Chevron Corp. reported a first-quarter loss as slumping oil prices continued to drag down revenue. The company said that it is "on target" to lay off a total of 8000 workers by the end of 2016, up from a previously stated goal.   Chevron reported a net loss of $725 million, or 39 cents per share, compared with a net profit of $2.57 billion, or $1.37 per share, in the year-ago period.   Revenue tumbled 31% to $23.55 billion. Analysts projected a loss of 20 cents on $21.43 billion in revenue, according to Thomson Reuters.   "First quarter results declined from a

Richards Takes over for Bennett as Chevron VP

Chevron Corporation today announced that Randolph S. Richards has been named corporate vice president and treasurer, effective May 1, 2016. Richards replaces Paul V. Bennett, who is retiring from the position after 36 years of service with the company.    "Paul has demonstrated a tremendous capability to both assess and manage risk, and has played an important role in helping to guide our financing strategies for the last several years," said Patricia E. Yarrington, Chevron's chief financial officer. "He has proven leadership skills and financial expertise, both of which

LNG Ltd Appoints Chief Development & CTO

and deal flow certainty; and led globally focused LNG marketing and trading organizations.   Most recently Gelotti held the position of President, Woodfibre LNG Ltd, Vancouver, British Columbia. Prior to joining Woodfibre, Gelotti’s roles included VP ‐ Global LNG Marketing and Trading with Chevron Corporation from 2006‐2013, including, prior to his retirement from Chevron, six months as Commercial Advisor to the President of Chevron Global LNG Supply and Trading Group. Gelotti also held the position of VP, Commercial and LNG Supply with Shell North America LNG, as well as other LNG roles

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