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Terje Askvig Joins Prosafe as New CEO

Prosafe, an offshore accommodation rig provider, has welcomed Terje Askvig as its new CEO."Terje brings extensive experience from shipping, oil service and private equity and has among others experience from Eitzen Chemical, Fred Olsen & Co and Triton Partners. His experience and track record fit well with Prosafe’s strategic agenda in a clearly improving market for high-end offshore accommodation. We look forward to working closely with Terje, aiming to propel the company's growth and ensure that we deliver safe and efficient operations," Prosafe said.During his period as a

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Former BOEM Head Amanda Lefton Joins RWE

German energy company RWE announced it has hired Amanda Lefton as Vice President of Offshore Development, U.S. East.Lefton was previously Director of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) during a period of sigificant growth for the U.S. offshore wind industry under direction from the Biden Administration. Lefton resigned from here position at BOEM effective January 19, 2023.RWE is one of the world's largest producers of offshore wind energy, with projects in Asia, Europe and the United States. In the U.S., it has leases off New York and California

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Next Wave of North American LNG Export Projects to Face Labor Challenges

.There are eight export projects now under way that when completed would add 86 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) capacity of the chilled natural gas. The projects have already created thousands of construction jobs and are soon to employ hundreds of operators.Paul Marsden, head of Bechtel Corp's Energy global business unit, which has built 30% of the world's LNG plants in the last 20 years, said industry, labor and education must work together to provide the training and workers to staff all the projects."Labor has grown as an inflationary concern for everyone in the industry. We need

 (L-R) Sahil Gandhi, CEO and Harry Gandhi, Chairman at Unique Group’s Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) facility. - Credit: Unique Group

Unique Group Names New CEO

organization with over 500 employees today. On the appointment of Sahil Gandhi as CEO, Harry Gandhi said:“Over the years, Sahil has been instrumental in shaping Unique Group to become a leader in providing comprehensive technical and digital solutions for the subsea, renewable, and wider energy industries, with a continued focus on sustainability. Sahil’s appointment heralds the beginning of a new era for Unique Group, and I’m confident that his expertise, passion, and ambition will steer the company towards new heights.&rdquo

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350 New Jobs: Haizea Bilbao to Supply Monopiles for UK's East Anglia Three Offshore Wind Farm

Scottish Power, a UK subsidiary of Iberdrola, a Spanish renewables giant, on Wednesday signed a framework agreement worth over €200 million with Haizea Wind Group, for Haizea Bilbao to supply 50 monopiles to the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm in the UK.The monopiles will be built in Haizea's facilities in the Port of Bilbao. Also on Wednesday, the Basque First Minister Iñigo Urkullu, the Chairman of Haizea Wind Group Dámaso Quintana, and the Chairman of Iberdrola Ignacio Sánchez Galán, together with other authorities, laid the first stone of the new

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Swift Anchors Looking to Expand Engineering Team

Swift Anchors, a UK-based company that develops anchoring solutions for the global offshore energy (floating wind, floating solar, tidal and wave) and aquaculture industries, is looking for new engineers to join its team. The company said that the need to has been spurred by its current work program and a growing commercial interest in its technologies. The company plans to more than double its workforce during 2023.Swift Anchors, acquired by Schottel last year, is currently working on marine energy projects on both sides of the Atlantic, and is pursuing a number of other project opportunities

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Westwood Names Director of Hydrogen

Energy market research and consultancy firm Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood) has appointed Joyce Grigorey as Director of Hydrogen.Grigorey has 15 years of analytical and project management experience in research and consulting, having worked across the natural resources sectors – with cross-sector expertise in energy, petrochemicals, plastics, oil refining and gas, and shipping. She joins Westwood from Wood Mackenzie, where she was a member of the hydrogen consulting team and played a part in developing the chemicals research practice.David Linden, Head of Energy Transition, Westwood

Torgrim Reitan has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Equinor.
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Equinor Names Reitan as New CFO

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has appointed Torgrim Reitan as Chief Financial Officer and executive vice president in Equinor, with effect from October 6, 2022.Reitan succeeds Ulrica Fearn who has decided to leave the company to pursue a CFO opportunity outside the company. Ulrica Fearn will be available to secure a good handover to her successor until further notice, Equinor said.Separately, Danish brewery group Carlsberg Group announced that Fearn would join Carlsberg as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Board. Before joining Equinor, Fearn had 19 years of experience in the

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Semco Maritime's Offshore Workforce for Aker BP's Norwegian Oil Fields

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has awarded Semco Maritime a contract for the provision of Offshore Personnel Service in 2022-2027 for the company’s oil & gas installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf."Semco Maritime has provided highly qualified labor to Aker BP under a framework agreement for the provision of offshore personnel since 2016, and the new contract entails a continuation of the cooperation in 2022-2027 with the option of extending by 12 + 12 months," Semco Maritime said.The contract covers the provision of personnel for the oil fields Valhall, Ula, Ivar


Investments in Hydrogen, Platform Electrification, and CCS Could Create 26,000 New Jobs in UK by 2030

A trio of new low-carbon technologies could create 26,000 new UK energy jobs by 2030, according to Robert Gordon University research commissioned by Offshore Energies UK (OEUK).Many of the new jobs would be in coastal communities stretching around the UK, from East Anglia, northeast England, north-east Scotland and down to Merseyside and north Wales, the research said.RGU’s Energy Transition Institute looked at the potential benefits of three new fast-expanding energy technologies: Mass production of hydrogen - a green fuel that can replace natural gas and diesel; Carbon transport and storage

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Eidesvik Offshore Names Cotgrove as New CFO

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Eidesvik Offshore has named Helga Cotgrove as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Cotgrove will join Eidesvik Offshore October 1, 2022 at the latest. She has more than 20 years of energy sector finance experience in various roles within M&A, strategy, tax, finance, accounting, and auditing. She comes from the position as CFO in Norsk Solar AS. Cotgrove previously worked as Halliburton's director of corporate development in Houston, where she was in charge of global M&A deals.Cotgrove holds a degree in accounting and auditing and an MBA in Management

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Norway Oilfield Services Workers Agree Wage Deal, Averting Strike

Two Norwegian labour unions have signed new wage deals with oil service companies, the unions said on Thursday, preventing a strike among workers.Some 646 members of the Safe and Industri Energi unions had threatened to go on strike at companies such as Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, and Subsea 7 unless a deal was reached.(Reuters - Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis, editing by Terje Solsvik)

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Norway Oil Companies, Workers Agree Wage Deal in Principle, Avert Strike for Now

impact, while Lederne said its members would target oil. Safe had not said whether a strike by its members would have an impact on oil output.Norway pumps just over 4 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, half in the form of crude and other liquids and half from natural gas, making it a major global energy supplier.(Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis and Gwladys Fouche, editing by Terje Solsvik, Catherine Evans and Ed Osmond

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Vallourec to Close Sites in Germany, France, and Scotland, with 2950 Jobs Set to Be Lost

Vallourec is starting a process to close its German manufacturing sites as it had failed to find a "credible" buyer for the assets, the French steel pipe maker said on Wednesday.Vallourec also said it would close its heat treatment line in Saint-Saulve in France and a site in Scotland.The firm, which in November announced plans to dispose of its German assets and relocate its oil and gas activities to Brazil, said the closure process in Germany would take place over the next two years and include the sale of the land and buildings. Vallourec said in a call with journalists that the

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Dolphin Drilling Names VP of Marketing as It Targets North Sea Growth

Harsh environment offshore drilling services provider Dolphin Drilling has appointed Michael Boyd to the role of VP of Marketing, as the firm eyes further growth and boosts its presence in the North Sea market.Boyd, who first joined Dolphin Drilling in 2013 as Assistant Rig Manager has progressed throughout his career at Dolphin, spanning almost a decade, holding multiple roles including Rig Manager, Project Manager, and latterly as VP of Supply Chain. He has an MBA from the Open University and an MSc in Project Management from Aberdeen University.Dolphin Drilling which has operational bases in

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New COO and CFO for Eidesvik Offshore

Norway-based offshore support vessel operator Eidesvik Offshore has appointed Arve Nilsen as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Ellen Sofie Ottesen as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).Nilsen comes from the position of Technical Manager in Eidesvik with responsibility for technology, purchasing, and IT. He has more than 30 years of industry and technology experience and has been with the Company for 13 years.Ottesen comes from the position of Director of Sustainability in Eidesvik. She has more than 15 years of experience within the company from various management positions such as Fleet

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Semco Maritime Looking to Recruit More Than 200 People for Tyra, Greensand Work

Danish offshore energy industry services firm Semco Maritime is looking to recruit more than 200 people due to the "significant" growth of offshore projects in the North Sea, particularly Tyra and Greensand projects. The jobs would see workers employed on 2/2 or 2/3 rotations."Semco Maritime currently finds themselves faced with an interesting challenge. The company needs to recruit a high number of people in a short amount of time – more than 200 positions, some of which need to be filled before Q2 this year. The positions are in a wide range of areas, including welder-fitters

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