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New Offshore Wind Launch Academy in UK

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK's flagship technology innovation and research center for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, has launched a new industry-backed national technology accelerator program.The program is designed to support innovative SMEs to commercialize new technologies that will enhance the UK’s offshore wind supply chain, enabling greater UK content, whilst supporting cost reduction.The Launch Academy initiative will focus on near-to-market solutions and is supported by eight industrial and business support specialists including Red Rock Power, Siemens

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Online Tool Helps Assess Drilling Safety

OPITO Skills Screening online tool, a comprehensive question bank has been created by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) with input from members Awilco (UK) Ltd, Transocean, Valaris, COSL Drilling Europe and Diamond Offshore.OPITO, a not-for-profit skills organization for the energy industry, said its Skills Screening tool provides an accessible online solution for organizations looking to assess the knowledge and understanding of current and potential employees across a wide range of disciplines and roles, including banksman slinger, pipefitter, process technician and rigger

Scripture Reading by Nicole Wickham, President, Jamaica Chapter, Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC). (Photo: WiMAC)

MAJ, WiMAC Celebrate Women in the Shipping Sector

number of fun maritime competitions including cadet drill routines, singing and ship modelling.On Wednesday women students will discuss and debate the roles, responsibilities and expectations of women in the previously male-dominated shipping industry and will consider how to combat stereotypes, negative energy and systemic barriers to success.And on Thursday, which is World Maritime Day, the MAJ will join with WiMAC to officially launch the WiMAC Jamaica Chapter Mentorship program. During a cocktail networking opportunity, women at varying stages in their career will share true life stories of their journey

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Sovcomflot Elects New Chairman and New CEO

. Both appointments are with immediate effect.The meeting was attended by Maxim Akimov, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, who noted in his address: "Through consistent implementation of Sovcomflot's Strategies 2005-2011 and 2012-2018, the company has transformed itself into a global leader in energy shipping and offshore services. Over the past 15 years, Sovcomflot fleet has grown more than threefold. The company has developed and implemented a number of advanced technical solutions within the global shipping industry and built a best-in-class operating platform, making Sovcomflot a reliable

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Offshore Wind Conference Set for SUNY Maritime

The Center of Excellence for Offshore Renewable Energy at the State University of New York Maritime College and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, are hosting the Ocean Wind Energy Conference on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Maritime Academic Center, SUNY Maritime College.Serving as the keynote speaker is Alana Duerr, Ph.D., Director, Offshore Wind North America, DNV GL - Renewables Advisory, who will offer insight to opportunities for maritime industry support of Ocean Wind Energy development and sustainment for many years to come. Subject matter experts and executives from Equinor

Jean Cahuzac will step down from his position as Subsea 7 CEO at the end of 2019. (Photo: Subsea 7)

Subsea 7 CEO Will Retire at Year End

and CEO for Subsea 7 since 2008, having previously worked for Transocean and Schlumberger. Following his retirement as CEO, he will continue with Subsea 7 as a Non-Executive Director.Evans has been COO of Subsea 7 since he joined the company in 2005 and has over 30 years’ experience in the offshore energy services industry. He previously worked for KBR in a number of general management, commercial and operational roles.Subsea 7 COO John Evans will take over as CEO effective January 1, 2020 (Photo: Subsea 7

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STEM is so 'Yesterday’s News'

Recently I was attending the United Nations Science Technology and Innovation conference (STI Forum). While I attended to present on Wave Energy Conversion, the main subject at the conference was STEM education and STEM gender inequality. Almost every country in the world reports a lack of available STEM educated workers, and also reports that they have had problems engaging the non-male population in STEM professions.The discussions were extremely far and wide ranging, but when all was said and done, the single sense I came away with is that nobody at the United Nations had a clear idea on solving

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Oil, Gas Jobs Moves from Shale to Offshore

With offshore market gaining momentum the main driver of employment is shifting from shale to offshore.According to new analysis by energy research firm Rystad Energy, increased activity in onshore shale basins such as the Permian in the US held employment in the oilfield service industry steady from 2016 to 2017.However, the offshore industry has now taken the lead, gradually increasing the overall headcount of the top 50 oilfield service companies from 2017 to 2018, the report said.“This is a clear effect of the increase in offshore sanctioning. We expect offshore commitments to nearly double

Luis García (Photo: SENER)

García Joins the SENER

also completed the following courses: Mergers and Acquisitions Program (London Business School); Directors Program (Spencer Stuart); Corporate Finance Strategy in Global Markets (INSEAD); and Executive Development Program (IESE).Prior to joining SENER, he was the Managing Director at Avante Genera, the energy division of the Inveravante Group. Before that, he held senior positions in Gamesa Energía, where he was the Director of Strategic Projects and Director of Business Diversification and Development, and in Mercer Management Consulting and Accenture (as a Senior Consultant in the Strategic Consulting

Heidi Heseltine (Photo: DSG)

Study: Explore Diversity and Inclusion Across Shipping

Study Group (DSG) is the first organization dedicated to championing diversity and inclusion in all forms in shipping, including gender, ethnicity, age and regional differentiation. DSG also aims to become the leading resource and center of excellence for diversity and inclusion for the shipping and energy industries. The survey and study conducted by DSG will have the support and participation of a number of leading companies. Founder members of the Diversity Study Group include Ardmore Shipping and Peninsula Petroleum.Speaking ahead of the launch of the survey, Heidi Heseltine, Co-Founder of the

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Samson Appoints Rheault as President & CEO

of multinational experience. Most recently he was CEO of Greene, Tweed, a US-based global supplier of custom sealing engineered solutions for aerospace, oilfield, semiconductor, petrochemical, and power. Prior to that, he was CEO of C&D Technologies, a company that manufactures systems for energy storage in standby backup power systems. Along with his business leadership experience, Rheault has held roles in engineering, manufacturing, and marketing management, at equipment manufacturer Kulicke & Soffa and also where he started his career, at IBM Canada.Originally from Quebec, Canada

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Kadow tapped to head AGCS Marine

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE  (AGCS) said that, effective July 1, 2019, Ulrich Kadow will be appointed as AGCS Global Head of Marine.  Currently Chief Agent of AGCS Canada, Kadow will take over from current Global Head of Marine and Energy Simon Buxton, who is leaving Allianz. Until a successor in Canada is confirmed, Kadow will maintain a dual leadership role for both the country and Marine Line of Business responsibilities.Kadow has led AGCS’ Canadian business since May 2015, after originally joining AGCS in 2006. During his 13 years with the company, he has held a

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Renewable Energy Brings 11 Million Jobs

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) eleven million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018. This compares with 10.3 million in 2017.As more and more countries manufacture, trade and install renewable energy technologies, the latest Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review finds that renewables jobs grew to their highest level despite slower growth in key renewable energy markets including China.The diversification of the renewable energy supply chain is changing the sector’s geographic footprint. Until now, renewable energy industries have

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DNV GL Appoints New Digital Solutions CEO

Kenneth Vareide has been appointed the CEO of DNV GL’s Digital Solutions business area, which is a provider of solutions for managing risk and improving asset performance.Its services are used primarily by the oil & gas, energy, renewable and maritime industries and it consists of close to 1,000 digital experts. Vareide joined DNV GL as a trainee in 1996 and most recently held the position of Digital Director in business area Maritime.“DNV GL has been a digital pioneer since the 1960s and it is an exciting and challenging time to pick up the CEO’s baton, as many of our customers

Fairfield Geotechnologies Names Sugahara CEO

and Elaine Mattos has been promoted to SVP of Geosciences.Dryer is a 22-year veteran of the company and has served in various sales and commercial roles throughout his career, including Chief Sales Officer. Xavier joined the company in 2017 as VP of Corporate Development. He has over 22 years in the energy industry in various business development and financing roles at Frank’s International, GE and Intergen.Mattos joined the company in January, 2019 as VP Data Processing after spending 19 years with Schlumberger and WesternGeco in various technical and business development roles

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O&G Skills Requirements Shifting

Action is needed now to retain, retrain, recruit and renew the workforce in a rapidly changing UK oil and gas sector.These are the findings presented by energy skills body OPITO, who has set out a strategy to prepare the UK oil and gas industry for a shift in skills requirements over the next six years.OPITO’s Skills Landscape 2019 – 2025 report, part of the UKCS Workforce Dynamics research series, reveals technology advances, internationalization and the transition to a lower carbon future are accelerating changing skills demands in the sector.It is expected that around 80% of the current

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Zier Joins Crowley Offshore Services

of business development in Houston.Zier will assist customers globally with marine transportation projects such as sealifts and beach-landings, as well as offshore and coastal towing and installation of rigs, spars and other structures. He will also be responsible for providing solutions for alternative energy projects such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, offshore wind power generation, and other projects requiring offshore or coastal equipment and expertise.Zier will report to Johan Sperling, vice president of marine services in the Crowley Shipping group. That business unit provides domestic

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