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BP Names Next BP America Chief

British oil major BP has announced that David C. Lawler, currently CEO of its U.S. shale business BPX Energy, will add to his portfolio the responsibilities of chairman and president of BP America Inc., succeeding Susan Dio on July 1, 2020.BP said Lawler would become BP's chief representative in the United States. "With 13,000 employees and $30 billion invested since 2016, BP has a larger economic footprint in the U.S. than anywhere else in the world. In 2019, these businesses accounted for a third of BP's global revenue. Lawler will take the helm as BP embarks on a new ambition to

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Former Ensco Boss Named New CEO of Acteon

Offshore services group Acteon will appoint Carl Trowell as Group Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Richard Higham, effective June 1.Trowell, with 25 years of experience in a wide range of roles across the energy sector, joins Acteon from the offshore drilling contractor Valaris plc.He joined Ensco in 2014 as Chief Executive and subsequently became Executive Chairman in 2019 following its merger with Rowan Companies and rebranding as Valaris.Prior to Ensco, he worked for Schlumberger, world’s largest oilfield services company, holding a variety of leadership positions for 17 years including

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'This could be the one that gets me,' Says Oilfield Service Veteran

Tim Harris was preparing to relocate for an assignment with energy services firm Halliburton Co for the fifth time in 15 years when his career came to a halt.A third-generation employee, Harris rose through the ranks at the top shale-oil services provider to oversee oilfield crews. He sailed through several busts, with the exception of a 9-month break in 2016.But April's historic price crash, which has left U.S. crude prices down 50% since January, put him and tens of thousands of oil service veterans out of work. The cuts have gone deep into the ranks of managers, taking seniority and skills

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Esvagt CEO: No Job Cuts and Furloughs

are cutting jobs across the board as one of the ways to preserve cash, there's one offshore vessel operator that, while indeed cutting salaries, is keeping the jobs in place.Esvagt, the Danish provider of emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV) and service operation vessels (SOV) to the offshore energy industry, mostly in the North Sea, earlier this month said it would cut executive and staff pay, and delay investments.The pay cuts and investment delays are a response to the low oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic, which have impacted, per ESVAGT, the ERRV spot market, a large part of the company'

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Rosneft Re-appoints Sechin as CEO

Russian energy giant Rosneft on Friday re-appointed Chief Executive Igor Sechin, an ally of President Vladimir Putin, for another five years.Sechin, who turns 60 in September, turned the company into one of the world's top oil players and earned the accolade of oil tsar.He starts his new five-year term at a critical time as the coronavirus impact has hammered oil prices and a supply output pact is limiting Russia's ability to produce the fuel that is central to its economy.Sechin rose from being Putin's aide in 1990s to becoming one of Russia's most influential players after he started

“I think we need to be bold in our thinking, but cautious in our applications. It doesn’t cost that much money to play around with ideas; and that small investment could turn up some great benefits. But if you’re afraid to make that initial investigation, things will pass you by.”
John Waterhouse, Elliott Bay Design Group

Interview: John Waterhouse, EBDG - “Be Bold in Thinking but Cautious in Application”

Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at MIT, returning to Nickum and Spaulding in 1984.“There were about 100 people in the firm at the time, doing work for the U.S. Navy on the LSD 41 class,” he said. But in the mid-1980s the bottom literally fell out of offshore energy, commercial shipbuilding and eventually naval shipbuilding in the U.S., and in a matter of three years Nickum & Spaulding went from a vibrant firm to closing its doors in 1987. “These were some very tough times when I started my career,” Waterhouse remembers. “I was just an

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Neal D. Shah Assumes Kosmos Energy CFO Position

Oil and gas firm Kosmos Energy on Monday said that Neal D. Shah would become the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective May 11, 2020.The management change comes following Kosmos Energy's announcement back in February that Thomas P. Chambers would retire as the chief financial officer, a post he has held since November 2014.Neal D. Shah moves to the CEO position from his senior vice president and deputy chief financial officer post. Shah’s annual base salary remains unchanged at $460,000 and his target annual bonus opportunity remains unchanged at 75%

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Cairn Chairman to Retire

London-listed oil and gas company Cairn Energy has said that its Chairman Ian Tyler has informed the company of his intention to retire."Cairn announces that its Chairman, Ian Tyler, has indicated to the Board that, having served on the Board for seven years, six of them as Chairman, and mindful of good corporate governance practice, it is his intention to retire from the Board once a successor has been appointed," the company said Thursday.Cairn, which owns oil and gas exploration, development, and production assets in the UK, Israel, Mauritania, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Mexico and

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Xodus Names Subsea and Pipelines Branch Boss

UK-based energy consultancy Xodus Group has appointed Nigel Underwood as new manager to head up the company’s London subsea and pipelines division.Underwood, who joins from Petrofac where we worked as consultancy manager, will oversee Xodus’ international subsea and pipelines work, from concept through to detailed design and delivery.Xodus’ portfolio of work includes the development of subsea infrastructure designs, rigid and flexible pipeline and riser design as well as cables and interconnectors. The company also has expertise in advanced finite element analysis and vast experience

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EnQuest to Axe 530 Jobs in UK

will be reduced by 10-20%, compared to expectations at the start of the year, to around £6-7billionOGUK has also warned that drilling activity this year could be down by 50% on 2019 levels – pushing activity levels to record lows, and the industry body has called for urgent action to protect energy security, jobs, and energy regions

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UK: Around 30,000 Offshore Oil & Gas Jobs at Risk

will be reduced by 10-20%, compared to expectations at the start of the year, to around £6-7billionOGUK has also warned that drilling activity this year could be down by 50% on 2019 levels – pushing activity levels to record lows, and the industry body has called for urgent action to protect energy security, jobs, and energy regions."The position of many areas of the supply chain is increasingly fragile. Revenues and margins across the supply chain are expected to fall by 20-30 percent, on top of reductions seen during the last downturn. The impact on businesses will vary depending on

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UK Offshore Workers Call for Gov't to Invest in Oil Projects

that were on the books for 2020/21 were based on an oil price of $x while the oil price is now at $y; therefore the government could bridge the gap with an investment, rather than paying benefits... Keep workers working, keep the economy going and growing."Britain's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the sector regulator, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), had no immediate comment on the unions' proposal.(Reporting by Shadia Nasralla Editing by Mark Heinrich

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Danish Offshore Wind Turbine Builder Lays Off 400 Workers

our competitiveness in the future and ensure we can adjust quickly to COVID-19 challenges. It’s always difficult to say goodbye to good colleagues and the timing for these decisions is never good, but our responsibility is to strengthen Vestas for long-term success. By making Vestas and wind energy more competitive, we want to provide the solutions that make the energy transition an integral part of rebuilding societies and economies, and ultimately creating jobs across the value chain”.Vestas said the layoffs were expected to affect most Vestas locations in Denmark with the majority

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Vår Energi Names VP Field Development

Norwegian oil and gas firm Vår Energi will appoint Bjørn Thore Ribesen (49) to a newly created position as VP Field Development & Projects.Ribesen joins Vår Energi as from the position of Senior Vice President, Drilling & Wells in another Norwegian oil firm Aker Energy."We are very pleased with getting Bjørn Thore on board. In addition to his technical expertise, he is a highly experienced and well-liked leader. We are a company with ambitions, committed to a long-term development of the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and Bjørn Thore’s in-depth knowledge

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NOV Names New Chief Technology Officer

and CEO of National Oilwell Varco, remarked, “I am grateful for the enormous impact Hege has made on NOV and on the industry we serve. She has been a prominent industry spokesperson, consistently advocating for better, safer, more efficient ways of executing the critical mission of developing energy. Hege leaves a legacy of innovation at NOV. Her leadership and candor have been a pleasure to witness and helped NOV succeed.”Williams added, “I am pleased to announce that David Reid will replace Hege as Chief Technology Officer while also retaining his responsibilities as Chief Marketing

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OMV Might Cut Jobs Due to COVID-19, Low Oil Prices

Oil and gas group OMV plans to extend a 4 billion euro ($4.35 billion) cost-cutting program, its chief executive said, adding it may cut jobs due to the coronavirus crisis and a slump in energy prices.Major oil producers with operations around the world have cut their 2020 capital spending by about 25%, or nearly $55 billion, following the drop in crude prices."I expect... further cost savings programs this year," OMV chief executive Rainer Seele told German daily Handelsblatt in an interview published on Wednesday.OMV has already said it would cut spending by about 20% this year and has

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Head Energy's EPCIC Engineering Division Names Operations Manager

Norwegian offshore engineering company Head Energy has made a new addition to its EPCIC Engineering Division. EPCIC stands for Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation & Commissioning.Head Energy said Friday that Oskar Leirgulen had joined the division as operations manager, having previously worked for OneSubsea, a Schlumberger subsidiary, where he held the position as Project Manager.He has previously worked for companies like Reinertsen, Siemens, and Goodtech.Leirgulen has a background within Computer Engineering and holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the Norwegian School of

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